"Dead Fam Decals" are the brainchild of Stan Ferguson of Fast Signs. "I just thought it was discriminatory when one person can represent their entire family in decals on a car, but the poor soul who has suffered a loss can't. Sure, they can put Mom and Dad and little Johnny stickers on their Prious -- but what about dead Rover or Spot? He was part of the family, too. I know it's controversial, but at least with 'Dead Fam Decals' that family doesn't have to pretend the one they lost never existed."
"I think it's a swell idea. It's not that unusual, really," said Sol Gravely, owner of Parkersburg Perpetual Care. "Grieving families have been placing "In Memory Of" decals on their vehicles for some time. I don't see the difference. We've made "Dead Fam Decals" availble to our community and they are being well received. One young man who lost his entire family in a house fire is looking forward to buying his first car just so he can memorialize his family as coffin decals."
Not everyone is thrilled with the idea. Amanda Smith, a Sunday School Teacher and mother of four wishes they would go away. "It's depressing! I hate driving down the road and seeing coffins and dead dog stickers on the back of the car in front of me. I can't help but start to tear up and feel sorry for their loss. It's bizarre to see a smiling family in a Cross-Over covered in dead family member decals."
"Dead Fam Decals" are available now through your local funeral home, Fast Signs, and Dollar General Stores. Available decals in the set are: Coffin (Christian - Cross), Coffin (Jewish - David's Star), Coffin (Muslim - Bomb) and Dead Dog. Dead Cat will be available in nine months.