The Bottom Drawer Book: The After Death Action Plan



Getting your life’s affairs in order doesn’t need to be grim. The Bottom Drawer Book is a modern and cheerful After Death Action Plan and funeral planning tool, helping you prepare for the inevitable with quirky but practical tips and information.

The Bottom Drawer Book has room to write your responses to a series of questions and actions which will become a memento of you and what’s important in your life, written in your handwriting, your doodling, your humour, your ideas, and your life’s reflections.

Written by Toowoomba journalist Lisa Joy Herbert and illustrated by Brisbane’s Phil Judd, this Book guides you through things to consider with humour and levity, like: Traditional religious funeral or celebration of life? Hymns or pop songs? Cremation, burial, or compost? A champagne wake or cordial and cake?

The contents of its 70 pages include types of burial, cremation, emerging technology, living wills, organ donation, the digital afterlife, social media, embalming, coffins and caskets, donating your body to science, themed funerals and their soundtrack, what to wear, the eulogy and the funeral itself, and even some bad puns and dad jokes. There is also lots of room for personal reflection, giving your loved ones the opportunity to grieve and celebrate the real you and your honest story – knowing it’s just what you would have wanted.

Making your end of life wishes known will ensure that, when your time eventually comes, everything that needs to be done will be done, your send-off is how you’d like it, and it’ll make things easier for your grieving friends and family.

Personal poems to go with your gift

Buying The Bottom Drawer Book for someone and you’re not sure what to write in the card or how they’ll react?

Download a specially-written poem to include with your gift, breaking the ice and gently letting them know why you are gifting them this special book.

Perhaps write the words in a card, perform the poem with gusto, or simply print it and slide it in the cover.

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