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The Cost of Pet Cremation: How Much is Too Much?

cost-of-cremation

 It’s just a dog, why can’t we just put him in the ground?

It’s often that our pets, whether they be dogs or cats, lizards or horses – or even the adorable snake – are more than just pets. Often pets become part of the family. They hold special memories, and were Continue reading The Cost of Pet Cremation: How Much is Too Much?

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How Does a Funeral Proceed When a Pope Died?

A Pope's Funeral

John Paul II, a Holy Father in the Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome, commonly known as The Pope, died in 2005.

Funerals are such an interesting process, they help us to deal with grief and move forward after the loss of a loved one. When a significat religious figure Continue reading How Does a Funeral Proceed When a Pope Died?

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How Does Cremation Work?

How does cremation work?

If you are in the process weighing cremation versus burial, you may be wondering, “How does cremation work?” Choosing how to lay to rest the remains of a loved one is a very personal decision and our hope is that discussing the cremation process will help you explore and narrow down your options. Continue reading How Does Cremation Work?

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27 Things to Do With Cremated Remains

Unique and Interesting Ways to Store or Disperse Cremated Remains

Over the years we’ve come across a number of these lists on the web. Unique and interesting ways to store or disperse cremated remains. How one person decides to have their remains handled may seem strange to another, but in the end, it is a personal thing. Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do with cremated remains. Continue reading 27 Things to Do With Cremated Remains

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Motorcycle Urn: The Freedom of the Road Ahead

Motorcycle Urns

Sometimes a hobby is more than a hobby. It defines you, it comes with a culture that refines your character. Riding motorcycles is a passion that defines a piece of our nation. There are all sorts of breeds of motorcycle riders and whether you’re a Continue reading Motorcycle Urn: The Freedom of the Road Ahead

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How to Open an Urn – Wood or Marble

Opening a cremation urn

How to Open an Urn

It may seem like a simple task, but this is one of the most frequent question we get asked: “How do I open my Urn?”

Below are two short video tutorials addressing the question. One is for a typical wooden urn and the other for a typical granite, marble or stone urn. Generally urn makers create a product that allows the user to easily Continue reading How to Open an Urn – Wood or Marble

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Talking to Children About Death

Death conversations

Handling grief when a loved one passes can be difficult enough for us grown-ups, and talking to children about death can be more difficult still. Yet children too must grieve, and helping a child through the loss of a loved one, be it a sibling, parent, grandparent or friend doesn’t have to be intimidating. Continue reading Talking to Children About Death

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Death and Social Networking Accounts

Death and Social Networking

Over the last few years, social media sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many others have become a part of our everyday lives. We use theses sites to share some of the major moments in our lives with our friends and the world. But what happens to those accounts after someone dies?  Continue reading Death and Social Networking Accounts