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Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas

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

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What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?

Memorial Gift Ideas

Funeral flowers are beautiful, but many people find them depressing. After all, once the hubbub of the funeral or memorial service subsides, the flowers sit on a table and… die. A sad collection of wilting flowers isn’t exactly the image you want to leave with the recipient of your memorial gift.

So many people look for funeral flower alternatives to give that somehow celebrate life. Continue reading What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?

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What To Do When You Lose A Loved One

Processing Grief

You never thought it would happen, but it did. Someone you deeply loved has now passed away. Even though we are told, “dying is just a part of life”, it still does not remove the sting of saying goodbye to someone we have cherished and enjoyed our life with. When something like this happens, we all respond in unique ways. Some try to be tough, suppressing their pain the best they can in hopes to avoid the weight of the situation. Others take time to grieve, but end up dwelling on the pain for so long that healing is delayed and they are not able to enjoy a healthy life. Continue reading What To Do When You Lose A Loved One

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Horse Themed Cremation Urns for People Who Loved Horses

Cremation urns for people who loved horses

Horses are loved by many. The majestic power, the graceful movement, the equine beauty. Horse themed cremation urns are a popular choice as a memorial for people who loved horses, and there are plenty from which to choose.

At Urns Northwest, we offer some brilliant and premium horse themed cremation urns. Continue reading Horse Themed Cremation Urns for People Who Loved Horses

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Grief & Self-Care: 44 Tips for Healing, Comfort, and Peace

50 Tips for Comfort, Health, and Healing

A death in the family deals a tough blow. If you were close to the one who passed away – a spouse, parent, or child – you will need time to grieve and heal. You will also need to care for yourself throughout the grief process. Here, we address grief & self-care by offering 44 tips for healing, comfort, and peace while you do the difficult work of mourning. Continue reading Grief & Self-Care: 44 Tips for Healing, Comfort, and Peace

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When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven

Cardinal memorials

There is an old folklore saying that, “When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven.” Let’s take a look at the legacy of this quote and the memorial tributes it has inspired. Continue reading When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven

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The 10 Best Willow Tree Bereavement Gifts

Willow Tree figurines are incredibly popular woodcarved figures designed by artist Susan Lordi. Each original design is hand-carved by the artist in a simple yet captivating style that has become a modern classic. The Willow Tree figures are highly collectible and are often given to newlyweds, new parents, as Christmas gifts, and as beareavement gifts. Continue reading The 10 Best Willow Tree Bereavement Gifts

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Affordable Heart Pendant Cremation Jewelry for Ashes

Cremation Jewelry for Ashes

Cremation jewelry for ashes offers you a beautiful, meaningful, and lasting way to keep your loved one close to your heart. By placing a small amount of cremated remains – “ashes” – into a heart-shaped cremation urn pendant, you will be showcasing your eternal love everytime you put on your heirloom memorial necklace. Continue reading Affordable Heart Pendant Cremation Jewelry for Ashes

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5 Ways You Can Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

Planting a tree to honor the memory of a loved one – family member, friend, pet – is a beautiful tribute with significant and life-affirming symbolism. We’re always on the lookout for creative and unique “living memorials” and eco-friendly funeral and memorial options (see here, here, herehere, and here for a few examples), so we’ve had a chance to gather plenty of ideas. Check out these 5 ways you can plant a tree in memory of a loved one.  Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

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This Unique Urn Turns Into a Bird House After Scattering

Scattering Urn that Turns into a Bird House

This is a one-of-a-kind memorial and cremation urn. These solid wood scattering urns are designed to securely hold the cremated remains until you are ready for the scattering ceremony. The urn is usually displayed with the plugged entry portal facing away from viewers. Continue reading This Unique Urn Turns Into a Bird House After Scattering