Picture this: you’re at a loved one’s funeral, obviously heartbroken, but when the hearse arrives, imagine not seeing a regular wooden coffin but a giant doughnut.

Yes, the coffin is a giant cream doughnut.

In Wellington, New Zealand, this actually happened. Phil McLean organised his coffin to be just this so that “the final memory in everyone’s mind was of that doughnut, and Phil’s sense of humour” said his wife Debra.

 

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A company in New Zealand is changing the way we do funerals by adding a little bit of pizzaz and flair to caskets.

The company Dying Art, founded by Ross Hall, is transforming the usual sombre image of death into eccentric and vibrant pieces of art.

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In the hopes to add some colour for your loved one’s funerals, you can customise a casket with people having had Lego blocks, a chocolate bar and a fire truck.

 

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“There are people who are happy with a brown mahogany box and that’s great,” Hall told the Associated Press. “But if they want to shout it out, I’m here to do it for them.”

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“For me, I get so much enjoyment out of making a tragic day a little bit lighter for families,” Hall told RNZ.

The designs that Hall has made are so absurd but change the mood at funerals to more of a celebration of life.

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