Embalming is still a very common and popular option provided by funeral homes and morticians. But the standard embalming practice uses formaldehyde, which has many downsides and we think it’s on the way out. Here we take a look at embalming alternatives that avoid formaldehyde. Continue reading Embalming Alternatives That Avoid Formaldehyde
In our January 2017 funeral links collection, you’ll find funeral trends for the new year, a DIY living centerpiece that turns into memorial service favors, cremation urns and ash scattering regulations, final text messages, the Strange Art of the Posthumous Portrait, our most popular products and posts of 2016, and more. Continue reading January 2017 Funeral Links
Cremation jewelry for ashes offers you a beautiful, meaningful, and lasting way to keep your loved one close to your heart. By placing a small amount of cremated remains – “ashes” – into a heart-shaped cremation urn pendant, you will be showcasing your eternal love everytime you put on your heirloom memorial necklace. Continue reading Affordable Heart Pendant Cremation Jewelry for Ashes
Here is the gorgeous Sailing Ship Octagon Wood Cremation Urn, just one of our many 3-Dimensional Inlay Art Series of premium wood cremation urns. Continue reading Sailing Ship Octagon Wood Cremation Urn
As the new year kicks off, here are the 2017 Funeral Trends of note. At the end you’ll find some tips (for both consumers and funeral professionals) to make the most of these trends in making final arrangements, planning funerals, and hosting memorial services. Continue reading 2017 Funeral Trends
An email came in with this question about cremation urns: “Is there a regulation as to how large or small a urn can be?” from inquiring reader Michael K. Here’s our answer. Continue reading Is there a regulation as to how large or small a urn can be?
In no particular order, here are our picks for the 10 best books of 2016 about funerals, death, and grief. Continue reading 10 Best Books of 2016 about Funerals, Death, & Grief
How do you get amazing online reviews for your funeral home? Well, it should go without saying that you must provide professional, premium quality services with a sense of dignity and respect. You should be timely, friendly, and welcoming. Be true to your word, and avoid catastrophes.
Competitive pricing can help but is not always the biggest factor. A wide range of products and services are also nice, but again, not always a must (think of Chipotle and the single-dish restaurant phenomenon).
So what does it take to start getting online reviews for your funeral home or mortuary? Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading How to Get Amazing Online Reviews for Your Funeral Home
Scattering Ashes & Saying Goodbye
There is nothing more painful in this life than the loss of a loved one. Grief never truly ends. It changes. It tempers with time. But the one who has gone on can never be replaced, and that knowledge cuts like a knife, whether you said goodbye to your loved one yesterday or thirty years ago. Continue reading Saying Goodbye: Scattering the Ashes of a Loved One
Ways to plant memorial trees, a Mad-Libs-style Last Will & Testament, why Facebook wanted you dead, the Terrible Tilly Lighthouse & more in our December 2016 funeral links and resources collection. Continue reading December 2016 Funeral Links