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Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn

The Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn presents a lovely, earthy, homespun memorial to your loved one. This beautiful cremation urn is made in the USA from premium solid walnut wood and boasts a dark walnut stain and elegant “Autumn Leaves” carvings on the top of the piece. Continue reading Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn

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The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge’s Funeral

The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge's Funeral

Poetry played a large role in Calvin Coolidge’s funeral. The former president was remembered and honored in a short ceremony that lasted a brief 22 minutes and featured all of two hymns, prayers, and reading of Scripture, which included more poetry in Psalms 46 and 121. Continue reading The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge’s Funeral

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Everyday Items You Can Use As A Cremation Urn

You can get your loved one a beautiful designer cremation urn, keep the remains in the box in which it comes from the crematorium, or use something you find around the house as the memorial urn. Especially if you plan on holding on to the cremated remains, there are no rules limiting what you can use. Let’s take a look at some everyday items you can use as a cremation urn. Continue reading Everyday Items You Can Use As A Cremation Urn

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This beautiful memorial is both a cremation urn and a keepsake chest

Rosewood Chippendale Chest Urn

The Burlini Studios Chippendale Chest Cremation Urn is a truly unique memorial: it is both a cremation urn and a keepsake chest. The top section has a hinged lid that opens to reveal a velvet-line keepsake area, with removeable tray, photo frame, and medal/pin display. Take a look: Continue reading This beautiful memorial is both a cremation urn and a keepsake chest

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U.S. Federal Regulations for Burial or Scattering at Sea – Full Text & Explanation

Ocean Scattering or Water Burial Laws and Regulations

Burial at sea – whether full-body or scattering of ashes – is a popular disposition method. There are some laws which regulate how this should be done. Here is the section from the Code of Federal Regulations that deals with the issue of burial or scattering at sea. From CFR Title 40, 229.1. Continue reading U.S. Federal Regulations for Burial or Scattering at Sea – Full Text & Explanation

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5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.

― Shannon L. Alder

Scattering the ashes of your loved one is deeply symbolic act. Not only are you letting go of your loved one and of your grief, but you are in some sense returning them to the earth and releasing their souls. Continue reading 5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes

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Movies About Death, Dying, & Grief

Grief & Death Movies

Movies about death, dying, and grief can be a helpful recourse for dealing with your own loss, or learning about the grief experienced by others. They can provide a way to become more informed about the human experience, to raise questions about the purpose of life, to contemplate the afterlife, or to become more empathetic. Continue reading Movies About Death, Dying, & Grief

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5 Ways to Make Your Golden Years More Enjoyable

Final arrangements and planning ahead wisely

Your golden years present you with an opportunity to engage in activities and experience things that you may just have dreamed about. However, in order to make this period in your life more enjoyable, you have to make wise financial and lifestyle decisions. Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Golden Years More Enjoyable

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Wood Funeral Urns Designed to Fit into a Columbarium Niche

We now offer a selection of beautiful wood funeral urns deisgned to fit into a columbarium niche. These niches are known by a variety of terms – mausoleum niche, columbarium vault, funeral home niche, etc. Generally these are compartments meant to hold cremated remains in a wall at a funeral home, cemetery, columbarium, or mausoleum. The size of the niche might vary a little depending on how much you are willing to pay, but generally they stay fairly small. Continue reading Wood Funeral Urns Designed to Fit into a Columbarium Niche