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9 Cremation Myths That Everyone Thinks Are True

9 Myths About Cremation

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

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Mailbag: Purchasing More Than One Urn

Purchasing Cremation Urns

From the reader mailbag, a question covering a variety of topics, including:

  1. Purchasing more than one urn (for each child in the family)
  2. Shipping memorial trees to Canada
  3. Planning ahead

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Mailbag: Is this the right cremation urn for my parents?

Which urn to choose for my parents?

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?

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How to Care for Sterling Silver Cremation Jewelry

Cremation Jewelry Care - Sterling Silver

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

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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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What is Direct Cremation?

Direct Cremation FAQ

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?