The Truth About Burial Vaults & Whether You Really Need One

Are Burial Vaults Important?

Burial vaults are some the largest (and most expensive) funeral products. If your funeral plans involve burial, you’re going to need to make a decision about which one to purchase – if you purchase one at all.

You probably have questions. Do I need a burial vault? What’s the difference between that and a grave liner? How well do these protect the casket, and my loved one?

Here’s what you need to know about burial vaults.

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Embalming: Is It Right for You or Your Loved One?

Everything to Know About Embalming

If you’re faced with planning a funeral, at some point the embalming question is going to come up. What, exactly, is involved in the embalming process, and how can you decide if it’s the right choice?

We’re going to talk about everything you need to know about embalming: the purpose and method of the procedure, the chemicals used, the reason it’s done, the cost, and the pros and cons.

Let’s jump in.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cremation Jewelry

What To Know About Cremation Jewelry

Everyone wants a beautiful and unique way to honor their loved one.

You want to keep your loved one close to your heart, but you don’t want to be weird about it. You want to celebrate their memory, yet at the same time you may not necessarily want to create some huge monument.

Cremation jewelry is one great way to do these things. Come along and learn about the types and options available, how to use and fill them, plus discover some beautiful jewelry memorials that you’ll be proud to wear.

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Funeral Traditions New and Old, At Home and Abroad

New & Old Funeral Traditions

Funeral traditions are fascinating.

Whether you’re working on a research project, planning your own or a loved one’s funeral, or are simply interested in the rituals and traditions that various cultures have developed, this is a topic filled with meaning, mystery, and – sometimes – macabre mythology.

Historians have discovered funeral rituals dating as far back as 60,000 BC. Every culture has had three common denominators regarding death:

  1. Ceremonies
  2. Special places for burial or placement
  3. Some sort of memorial or monument

The things our culture may find strange are perfectly acceptable in other cultures. Read on to find out what we have in common and how we differ.

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What to Post When Someone Dies: 50 Examples for Facebook

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What should you post when someone dies? Maybe you’ve lost a loved one – how do you know when it’s the right time to share the sad news with the world on social media? And what do you say?

Or perhaps you know someone who has lost a loved one, and you want to show your love and support. What is ok to post on Facebook (or Twitter, Instagram, other social media)? What should you say, and what sort of etiquette should you follow?

Learn everything you need to know here. We’ll also include plenty of examples of Facebook posts to share when someone dies.

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70 Short Condolence Messages on the Loss of Father

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When it comes to challenging life experiences, the loss of a father is up there. A father is someone you’ve known your whole life, who you’ve shared memories with, and learned so much from. When he passes away, you may feel an immense sense of emptiness and fragility, and understandably so. It’s hard to find the right words to express that sorrow, and messages to write to someone else who has lost their father may be even more difficult for you to think of.

So we have done the hard work for you. If someone you know is grieving the loss of a father, or a father figure, we have put together some condolences so you can create the perfect message. When you don’t know what to say – or to write – these quotes will help you express comfort, encouragement, and support in the best way possible.

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100 Best Pet Memorials When Pawprints Lead to Heaven

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When you open your heart to love a special pet, their death leaves a deep emptiness that yearns to be filled. Their pawprints are leading on to heaven, but you’re still here, and you miss them and mourn their loss.

While nothing can replace your departed friend, you can still honor their life with beautiful pet memorials.

Creating a memorial for your pet can be a healthy way to express your grief and experience some measure of peace, relief, and healing. Many of the options and ideas below help with this.

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Burial at Sea: Full Body, Cremation, Regulations, and More

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Have you ever wondered if you could have a burial at sea? Some people find the idea very romantic and inspiring.

The good news is that an ocean burial is not just for pirates and sailors. It’s an option for anyone who loves the sea – or even the Great Lakes.

Continue to read and find if you are eligible to have your body or cremated remains buried at sea.

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15 Creative Funeral Alternatives to Celebrate a Unique Person

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Why do people choose something different than the traditional funeral?

Well, for one thing, people are unique and thus love to honor and celebrate their unique loved one. Plus many of the burial alternatives you’ll see below have never been an option before now.

Thanks to new technology and incredible ideas, there are many ways to celebrate your loved one with a funeral alternative. Take a look below – we have put some great ideas together for you.

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