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Embalming Alternatives That Avoid Formaldehyde

Alternatives to Embalming

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

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10 Best Books of 2016 about Funerals, Death, & Grief

Books for funeral industry professionals

In no particular order, here are our picks for the 10 best books of 2016 about funerals, death, and grief. Continue reading 10 Best Books of 2016 about Funerals, Death, & Grief

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Chicago Cubs Memorial: Team’s World Series win inspires unique tributes

108 years is a long time. The 2016 World Series win of the Chicago Cubs inspired an array of unique memorial tributes for the fans who didn’t live to see it. Here are some of those stories. Continue reading Chicago Cubs Memorial: Team’s World Series win inspires unique tributes

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Mailbag: Can Ashes Be Put In a Tree?

Can ashes be put in a tree?

Our Birdhouse Scattering Urns present a creative way to scatter ashes and honor your loved one’s memory. They are designed to hold the remains and be used as a scattering urn, then, after the scattering, the urn transforms into a birdhouse so that you can hang it in a tree as a sort of ‘living memorial‘ tribute that will provide a home for birds.

Recently, a reader wrote in to ask if these urns will work for hanging the ashes of a loved on in a tree. Continue reading Mailbag: Can Ashes Be Put In a Tree?

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What will the cemeteries of the future look like?

What will the cemeteries of the future look like?

Even with the explosion of cremation’s popularity in recent years, there will always be a demand for a physical location in which to bury, store, or inter the bodies (or remains) of departed loved ones. As cities become more dense, cemeteries fill, and trends towards eco-consciousness continue, what will the cemeteries of the future look like?

Here are some ideas. Continue reading What will the cemeteries of the future look like?