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Urns for Mom: 21 Beautiful Cremation Urns for Mother

21 Beautiful Cremation Urns for Your Mother

When it comes to finding beautiful, high-quality urns for mom, you have many memorials from which to choose.

But sometimes having so many choices isn’t a good thing! When you’re grieving over the loss of your mother, all the options can be downright overwhelming.

Here, our goal is to take the stress out of finding your mother the perfect cremation urn. So we put together a list of the 21 loveliest urns for mom that we could find.

Let’s take a look together.

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10 Thoughtful Gifts for Grieving Children

10 Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts for Kids Who Have Lost a Loved One

Gifts for grieving children are best given as a way to make life a little bit more bearable for a precious child who has just lost someone very important to them.

With this reality in mind, today we’re going to be sharing with you not only 10+ thoughtful gift ideas for bereaved children, but we’ll also weave in some tips for helping kids in the midst of grief over their loved one’s death.

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21 Happy Funeral Songs for a Celebration of Life

21 Best Happy Funeral Songs

21 Happy Funeral Songs for a Celebration of Life is a part of our series featuring The Most Popular Funeral Songs of All Time. Click here for 100 of most popular funeral songs ever recorded, organized into categories and themes.

Today we’re sharing our favorite happy funeral songs. These songs are ideal for a cheerful memorial – not your typical sad and somber funeral service, but rather, with a ‘celebration of life’ in mind for your loved one.

So if you’re foraging for happy funeral songs, you’ve come to the right place. This list encompasses a whole spectrum of happy songs for funerals; we’ve made sure that joy for life can be found in the lyrics, in the melodies, and in the beats themselves.

Our selection spans decades and genres, too, so there’s a little something for everyone (and every loved one).

Let’s take a listen.

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10 Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Wife

Wife Loss Sympathy Gifts for a Grieving Husband

You’re looking for sympathy gifts for loss of wife, which means that you know someone who’s just lost their better half.

It’s a sad situation, and while you don’t want to spend too much time pondering over a gift, you still want to offer your loved one something special to let them know you’re here for them during this difficult time.

So we’ve done the work for you. Below, we’ve put together a list of the most heartfelt gift ideas we could find for someone who is grieving over the loss of their wife.

Each gift is of the highest quality, crafted to provide him a sense of comfort even when there is seemingly none to be found.

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Inside a Mausoleum: Photos, FAQs, and More

What does a mausoleum look like?

Today we’re going to take a look inside a mausoleum.

Whether you are considering future planning options, thinking of getting into the funeral or cemetery business, or are simply curious, you’ll want to know what the inside of a mausoleum is like.

Let’s explore together as we check out the insides of several different mausoleums, from different corners of the country, to provide you with an “insider’s” look at their different characteristics and aesthetics.

We’ll look at photos, talk more about the history and purpose of mausoleums, and answer all the pertinent questions you have about mausoleums (but were too afraid to ask!)

Let’s get started!

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Memory Jar Ideas, Instructions, and Quotes

How to Create a Memory Jar

The memory jar is a popular and meaningful memorial idea that celebrates the memories you shared with your departed loved one.

A memory jar is both a tribute to their life and legacy, and a source of comfort to the grieving family as they get to read and treasure up all the important memories.

Let’s talk about how you can do this simple memorial project for yourself or to give to a grieving family member.

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10 Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Husband

Sympathy Gift Ideas for Husband Loss

Today we’re going to highlight ten of the best and most meaningful sympathy gifts for loss of husband.

Maybe you know someone who’s just been widowed, and you want more than anything to try and lift their spirits, if only just a little bit. You’re hoping to find this person something special.

So you need a sympathy gift that serves not only as a memorial to their late husband, but also as a reminder to your friend that you’re thinking of them during this difficult time.

We want to help you do just that! So below we’ve featured 10 thoughtful sympathy gifts for the loss of a husband. Each of these gift ideas is equal in both quality and meaning.

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10 Things NOT To Do In A Cemetery

10 Things to Avoid Doing at Cemeteries

In this article, we are going to cover 10 things not to do in a cemetery.

If you’re planning on visiting a cemetery – whether to pay respects to a loved one, or because you’re simply drawn to cemeteries – there is some basic etiquette you should follow.

Let’s get right to it.

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What is a Funeral Pyre?

Funeral Pyres

Let’s learn about funeral pyres and open-air cremation.

What is a Funeral Pyre?

A funeral pyre is a construction of wood (sometimes with a base of stone) on which a human body is burned.

Also known as “open air cremation,” the use of funeral pyres is common in some traditions but is not common (or even legal) in most of the modern Western world.

What is Open-Air Cremation?

Open-air cremation is the process of cremation (reducing a body to ash by use of fire) set out in the open. This is done by placing the body on a funeral pyre, then stoking the fire and burning until the corpse is reduced to ashes.

What is a funeral pyre?
Digital rendering of a funeral pyre – Copyright USUrnsOnline

Is Open-Air Cremation Legal in the USA?

No. Open-air cremation or burning human bodies on funeral pyres is not legal in most of the Western world.

However, there is an exception. In Crestone, Colorado, the Crestone End of Life Project operates a legal open-air cremation site where people can be legally cremated on a funeral pyre. You would have to be both a member of their organization and a resident of Crestone in order to qualify for their open-air cremation ceremony.

What Countries Still Use Funeral Pyres?

Other countries that practice open-air cremation include:

Will Funeral Pyres Ever Be Legal in the USA?

Possibly. Attitudes and ideas about death practices are changing rapidly in the Western world. Contemporary cremation in a crematorium has only been around since the late 1800s. Polite society frowned upon cremation for decades following its introduction.

However, in the last two decades the rate of cremation has risen tremendously. In 2016, the rate of cremation in the USA increased to 50.2, meaning that for the first time more than half of all decedents were cremated.

Now there are many other options for final disposition available and being researched. People ask about “Viking funerals” and being cremated on a funeral pyre all the time, so interest is clearly growing.

But will open air cremation ever be legal in the USA, Canada, Europe, or other areas of the Western world? Only time will tell.

Read more: Here’s the complete list of everything you can do with your body after you die

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