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
With cremation rapidly growing as an option for final disposition, many people are considering cremation and asking: What are the benefits of cremation over burial? Continue reading Benefits of Cremation Over Burial
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
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
If you are planning to bury the cremated remains in the ground, here are the options available to you as well as a selection of cremation urns and vaults designed for this purpose. Continue reading Cremation Urns That You Can Bury
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
Your options for grave markers. Continue reading Your Options for Grave Markers
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.
When 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:
Click the link to view each option. Let’s begin with the first choice listed here, burial of a cremation urn.