The Bottom Drawer Book is an after death action plan that contains lots of practical information for anyone who wants a say in their own farewell. Its brightly coloured illustrations and humorous text encourage thought and understanding of a topic that doesn’t have to be dark or confronting.

Cremation or burial? Religious commemoration or celebration of life? Expensive casket or cheap coffin? There are many, many decisions that have to be made when someone dies. Agonising over those decisions at a time of grief and loss is tough. Giving some thought to your ideas and plans NOW will help alleviate that.

Consider it the best present you’ll ever give your loved ones.

Lisa Herbert is an Australian journalist and author.