Cremation and scattering ashes can be the simplest and most affordable disposition option. Scattering can also provide a sense of finality and peace for the family, an event filled with meaning and rich symbolism. It is also often done at a loved one’s request, as one of their final wishes. There are a variety of methods for scattering ashes, so here is a brief guide to help you choose which option is best for you. Continue reading Methods for Scattering Ashes
A funeral without the body present happens more often than you might think. It seems that many families, friends, and loved-ones holding funerals today don’t involve an actual physical burial. If there is a burial, it tends to be held privately at another time and place with just family present. Continue reading Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas
If you are traveling a long distance by car or flying to retrieve the cremated remains of one parent or both, you will probably want to take the remains with you back home. Or perhaps you might want to honor a last wish and scatter them somewhere with sentimental value. Cremation is a popular practice that affords different options to honor a dead parent or keep them close. Whether you are honoring a final wish to scatter the ashes somewhere sentimental or take them back with you, you will want to keep the remains as safe as possible depending on the traveling methods. Continue reading How To Safely Travel With Cremated Remains
It’s a question we get all the time… “Can I be planted as a tree when I die?”
You’ve heard about this idea, and you’re intrigued. But will it work for you? Is it easy to do? What are the requirements, the regulations, the holdups, the costs, the prep? How does it work? Do you have to send out your remains – or those of your loved one? Does it only work with cremation? Or can you do full-body burial? What kinds of trees are available? How much actual work is involved?
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Continue reading Can I be planted as a tree when I die?
Burial or cremation. Those are the two main options for disposition after death. Which is right for you? Continue reading Burial or Cremation: Which is best for you?
Cremated ashes, also known as cremated remains, are the bone matter that is left once the cremation process is complete. Many people would like to know, What are cremated ashes like? Let’s find out. Continue reading What are cremated ashes like?
Here are the instructions for planting your memorial tree urn. You can download these instructions here: How to Plant a Memorial Tree Cremation Urn Continue reading How to plant a memorial tree cremation urn
Cremation myths abound. With the surging popularity of cremation as a common option for final disposition (see #9, below), the myths about cremation are slowly being dispelled. Here are some of the most common ones. Continue reading 9 Cremation Myths That Everyone Thinks Are True
From the reader mailbag, a question covering a variety of topics, including:
- Purchasing more than one urn (for each child in the family)
- Shipping memorial trees to Canada
- Planning ahead
We received this message from someone browsing our collection of companion urns for their parents. They narrowed down their search to the Dark Elegance Hand Turned Companion Urn, and had some final questions before ordering. Continue reading Mailbag: Is this the right cremation urn for my parents?