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?
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
Sterling silver cremation jewelry is an increasingly popular keepsake idea for those who have lost a loved one. An elegant and meaningful way to ‘keep him close to your heart,’ each cremation jewelry piece holds a tiny amount of cremated remains (ashes) as an heirloom memorial and tribute. Continue reading How to Care for Sterling Silver Cremation Jewelry
From the reader mailbag, a great question that can be boiled down to, “How do I mark the planting of a memorial tree?” Continue reading Mailbag: How do I mark the planting of memorial tree?
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
Direct cremation means that the body of the deceased is cremated after death, without a prior memorial service and without the involvement of a funeral home. Direct cremation is currently the most affordable disposition option that is readily available. Continue reading What is Direct Cremation?
The question, “What do I do with cremated ashes?” is the subject of one of our most popular and somewhat bizarre posts: 27 Things to Do with Cremated Remains. That list includes all manner of unique ways people have scattered or stored cremated ashes, from shooting them off in fireworks to turning them into a portrait oil painting.
But most people who ask this question want to know realistic and practical options for what to do with the ashes after a loved one is cremated. Here is a brief guide which informs you of your options and may give you a hand in making the decision. Continue reading What do I do with cremated ashes?