Here are the top ten funeral websites for 2010. These are the websites that will help with your funeral. They are the not so traditional websites. These sites usually engage the humor these are not the traditional funeral websites, like nfda.org,( national funeral directors association) funeral consumer alliance websites, connectingdirectors.com, or even your funeral guy blogs. In the past year and a half there has been an explosion of Funeral industry websites, but alas most of them are just crude and not so crude attempts at internet marketing of the funeral business, or funeral products.
1.The number one and number two Funeral Websites come from the UK.
My Last Song is an excellent non traditional Funeral planning website from the UK. It is unique, there is none like it anywhere.
My Last Song features a Lifebox to store the important details of your life; advice on farewell music; and advice on end of life issues.
2.At The Good Funeral Guide Blog, Charles Cowling does a great job posting on everything funeral. Charles uses humor plus common sense to look at everything funeral.
For all the trainspotterly debate about the relative merits of alkaline hydrolysis and freeze-drying there is, as natural burial guru Ken West likes patiently to point out, already a greener, simpler way of disposing of bodies. Yes… natural burial.
3. Death Reference Desk gives us an academic perspective on funerals death dying and the news. It provides us with a different perspective on these topics. Academic but Relevant.
The Death Ref Research Guides list great books, websites and more to help you start exploring niches of death. These will evolve and new guides will be added as time allows.
4.The Family Plot blog by Gail Rubin. To my knowledge no one else has blogged about 30 Funerals in 30 days and put up videos from those funerals.
The 30 Funerals in 30 Days Challenge started with coverage of the memorial tribute to Abruzzo at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on October 29, and it is fitting to add this coda at the end.
5. Death care.com. This site provides a good honest intellectual approach to death, dying end of life issues, and funerals.
Based on his analysis of funeral cost(s), he has two recommendations. One is that the industry must work with representatives from insurance companies, and civic and welfare agencies, and others, to reform the death business so competition is not the motivator for people working with the dead. Two is to educate the public on what is truly appropriate when it comes to disposal of the dead.
6.Obit Mag .com This is probably the most highly acclaimed funeral website in the world.
Death gives life its immediacy. Because we know it will end, we savor and value life all the more. Obit examines life through the lens of death. Whether it’s the loss of a person, a place, an object or an idea, life’s constant change presents an opportunity for examination, discussion and even celebration.
By examining the transformations we face, we can understand how the past influences our time and our future.
7.Otrib.com, this website has a great guneral planner and allows you to name a heir for your facebook account.
Otrib’s Final Wishes
Lets you name an heir to your Facebook account and specify its handling after you die.
8.The Funeral Lady. She discontinued her e-mail series but her blog goes on.
Everyone has a story and every life is worth remembering.
Listening is the first step… Help the healing begin..
9.Funeralwise.com Generally I do not recommend funeral planning sites but this one is exceptional.
making funeral arrangements for a loved one, or providing grief support to a friend, you can rely on the resources at Funeralwise.com to guide you through the process.
10. The DigitalBeyond not a funeral site in the traditional sense, it is still quite important because it deals with what happens to your digital assets when you die. The people behind this site have a new book.
2010 was a big year for The Digital Beyond. Before I make any predictions for 2011, let’s review 2010.
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