Picture this: you’re at a loved one’s funeral, obviously heartbroken. When the hearse arrives and removes the coffin instead of seeing a classic wooden coffin, you see a giant creme donut. Yes, the coffin is a giant creme donut and everyone can’t help but get the giggle-fits.

In Wellington, New Zealand, this actually happened. Phil McLean organised his coffin to be a giant creme donut so that “The final memory in everyone’s mind was of that donut, and Phil’s sense of humor” 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 somber and bleak images of death into eccentric and vibrant pieces of art.

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 firetruck.

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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.”

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

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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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