An American cartoon artist has set up a website where the living can send telegrams to the dead.
Paul Kinsella recently launched the afterlifetelegrams site to facilitate contact between the living and the dead.
It costs about £3-per-word to post the message to the site. The message is then given to a terminally ill person who memorises it to take it with them into the afterlife.
The messengers all have less than a year to live and Kinsella says they are tested to ensure the message is perfectly captured in their memory.
Once the messenger passes away, the fee, depending on the wishes of the messenger, is either given to a relative, donated to a charity or used to pay for medical bills.