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Embalming Alternatives That Avoid Formaldehyde

Alternatives to Embalming

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

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Biodegradable Cremation Urns for Water Burial

Eco-friendly cremation urns

Environmental concerns are consistently growing in importance to families making their final arrangements. According to one survey by AARP,

Slightly over one-fifth of respondents (21%) report that they would be interested in a burial that is more environmentally friendly than a traditional burial with embalming.

This is where biodegradable cremation urns can be of great value. Continue reading Biodegradable Cremation Urns for Water Burial

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Mailbag: What type of urn to use, and do we keep or bury it?

Burial of cremation urn

My mother’s ashes are being buried in a cemetery plot in Michigan. The ashes are now in a temporary cardboard box. What type of urn would we use and do we keep it or bury it? (The grave will be opened with a 2 foot deep hole.) Thanks!

 

– Question via email

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Get Buried, Grow ‘Shrooms: A New Green Burial Option

Mushroom Death Suit

It’s been called the Mushroom Death Suit. That may have scared off the fainthearted, so the name has been updated to the Infinity Burial Suit. In any case, the result is the same: A new green burial option that aids in the body’s natural decomposition by way of mushrooms. Continue reading Get Buried, Grow ‘Shrooms: A New Green Burial Option

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Pet Cremation or Burial: Putting Your Beloved Pet to Rest

Options for disposition of pets

The death of a pet can often be just as difficult a loss as any close loved one. And the choice of what to do with the remains, be it pet cremation or pet burial, is just as personal of a choice.

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How to Bury an Urn

Ideas for urn burial

Final arrangements FAQWhen a loved one is cremated, there are many options available for honoring the life of the individual in the storage or disposition of the remains. These options can generally be distilled down to three basic choices, each of which will be discussed in its own post:

  1. Burial
  2. Scattering
  3. Storage

Click the link to view each option. Let’s begin with the first choice listed here, burial of a cremation urn.

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