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Mailbag: An urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time

Companion Urns for Two

From the reader mailbag, a question about an urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time. First, here is the note we received: Continue reading Mailbag: An urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time

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Is there a regulation as to how large or small a urn can be?

Requirements and Regulations for Urn Sizes

An email came in with this question about cremation urns: “Is there a regulation as to how large or small a urn can be?” from inquiring reader Michael K. Here’s our answer. Continue reading Is there a regulation as to how large or small a urn can be?

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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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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?

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What do I do with cremated ashes?

Cremation FAQ

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?