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Flying with Ashes: How to Take Ashes on a Plane

Flying with Ashes - How to take cremated remains on an airplane

You’re here because you’re needing accurate, up-to-date information on flying with ashes.

This is because you are in possession of a loved one’s remains, and you need to transport them to another city, state, or even country, perhaps for a funeral service.

Driving is out of the question so flying is necessary; you’re going to have to take the ashes on a plane.

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How Much Do Cremation Urns Cost? (+ 3 Tips to Save $$)

How Much Do Cremation Urns Cost?

You need answers to some important questions: How much do cremation urns cost? How can I save money when buying an urn for ashes?

In this article, we’re going to provide simple and helpful answers. We’ll also cover some crucial info about cremation urns that you will be glad to learn.

Lastly, we’ll share some tried-and-true tips to help you save big when shopping for quality cremation urns.

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Cremation Meaning, Definition, Process, and More

Cremation Meaning - Cremation Definition

Today we’re going to be discussing the meaning, definition, and process of cremation. Not just those things, but we’ll start with cremation meaning and go from there into all sorts of fascinating topics.

In short, we’ll tell you what to expect when it comes time for the cremation.

Along the way, you’ll learn the answers to these common questions:

  • What happens just before cremation?
  • How does the crematory identify the body?
  • What goes on during the cremation process?
  • How long should I expect it to take?
  • What happens right afterward?
  • When can I expect to pick up my loved one’s ashes?
  • What do I do with the remains after that?
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Funeral Reception Etiquette: What to Expect, Say, and Do

Funeral Reception Etiquette Guide

Wondering about proper funeral reception etiquette? The answer is probably “yes” if you’ve just attended the service of a loved one, and now you’re on your way to the reception.

Perhaps you’re at a loss for words following the emotion of the day, and you’re not sure what to expect at the reception. You think it’s going to be a bit more laid back than the funeral, and you’re probably right.

But you still might have some questions about what to say and do at the reception. And of course you need the answers fast. We’re here to help with our funeral reception etiquette guide.

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Funeral Reception Planning Guide (w/ Checklist)

Funeral Reception Planning

Welcome to our funeral reception planning guide, where we will walk with you step-by-step as you plan (and totally pull off!) a beautiful reception.

If you have been tasked with hosting or planning the funeral reception, you probably have a lot of questions.

  1. How exactly do I plan a funeral reception? What’s the first step?
  2. What are some great funeral reception ideas? How can I implement them?
  3. Do I need to serve food at the reception? What are some appropriate menu options?
  4. Where can I plan to have the reception? What are my options?

Today we’re going to be answering these questions and more. Our goal is to help you create an event that is both memorable and fitting to the memory of your loved one and who they were in life.

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10 Meaningful Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Father

Father Loss Sympathy Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect sympathy gifts for loss of father can be difficult. If your loved one was very close to their father, this loss will be hitting them pretty hard. Even if they weren’t that close to their dad, there’s no doubt they’ve still lost a monumental figure in their life.

When you know someone who is grieving over the loss of their dad, you want to give them a gift with real meaning. You don’t want to just give some random material item. No, you want something meaningful that will bring them comfort and peace at a time when they need it most.

If you feel like there’s nothing you can say right now to ease their sorrow, a thoughtful sympathy gift can do a great job at getting the message across: “I’m thinking about you during this difficult time.”

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10 Beautiful Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Mother

Loss of Mother Sympathy Gift Ideas

Today we’re talking about sympathy gifts for loss of mother.

When someone loses their mother, they have quite literally lost their first love. The one who gave them life. The first voice they ever heard. Maybe even the one who gave them a second chance at life. To lose a parent is one of the greatest losses a person will ever face, and all of us have to face this realization at some point in our life.

If you know someone who has recently had to say good-bye to their mom, you’re probably looking for a sympathy gift that is beautiful and will also bring this person a sense of peace and comfort.

Below, we’ve gathered a list featuring 10 sympathy gifts, each possessing both of those qualities.

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10 Best Sympathy Gifts for Men

Best Sympathy Gifts for Men

Men are, according to the stereotype, difficult to shop for. Throw in the unpredictably raw emotions of grief, and you may discover that sympathy gifts for men are really difficult to find.

But it shouldn’t be that way.

If you have a friend or family member who is grieving the loss of a loved one, and maybe even going through a pretty rough patch with it, giving him a sympathy gift is one of the best ways to show him that you care. And you shouldn’t have to spend too much time (or an arm and a leg) finding the perfect one.

In this list we’ve gathered the 10 best sympathy gifts for men. No matter their personality type, from a memorial tumbler for the more practical type of guy to a remembrance journal for the more sentimental, we have a little something for everyone.

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The Cremation Process: How Does Cremation Work?

The Cremation Process

So, how does cremation work? What’s the cremation process like?

Whether you are researching for end-of-life planning, preparing for a career in the funeral industry, or are simply curious, you want to learn about the cremation process.

Today we’ll answer these questions and more.

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17 Best Funeral Songs for Child Loss (Infants, Children, and Teens)

Funeral Songs for Child Loss

Today we’re going to be sharing with you 17 funeral songs for child loss. This is part of our series on the best and most popular funeral songs. You can read the master list here.

Once when I was small, an extended family member had passed away. It got me thinking, for the first time in my young life, about the fragility of life. I remember asking my mom what she would do if something like that ever happened to me.

Her response: “I would cry and cry and never stop for as long as I lived.”

If you have suffered the loss of a child, you understand this statement better than anyone. And when you now have to plan for your child’s funeral, including thinking of the right songs to play at the service, it can make the grieving process that much more difficult.

Parent to parent, we hope that with this list featuring the best funeral songs for child loss – including songs for infants, children and teens – we can take away that burden just a little bit.

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