Wood is the perfect choice for a cremation urn. There is something peaceful and soothing about wood. The natural lines of the wood grain, created from years of undisturbed growth in the wild, soundlessly speak of towering trees beside the still waters of a mountain lake or the soft chirping of birds around a well-trodden forest foot path. Continue reading 12 Rustic Wooden Cremation Urns with Surprising Elegance
If you’re not already thinking about dying, you should totally consider it.
Well, maybe not the dying part, since that’s inevitable; more specifically, you should think about how you are going to arrange your affairs for when the inevitable comes. Continue reading Here’s the complete list of everything you can do with your body after you die
Death is, sadly, an ugly fact of life, and the loss of someone precious is an experience that affects virtually everyone. Death, on its own, is not pretty. But what if there was a way to create something beautiful? A way to, quite literally, turn ashes into diamonds? Continue reading Turn Ashes Into Diamonds: How and Why
Once you or your loved one has decided on cremation as the best option for final disposition, the next steps are to arrange for the actual cremation to take place. Here is a step-by-step guide for you to plan or arrange a cremation with simplicity, affordability, and peace of mind. Continue reading How do I arrange a cremation?
Choosing a cemetery… the choice of a cemetery for burial is an important factor in your funeral arrangements. It is a good idea to compare a few cemeteries if possible, visit them to take a look around, and ask questions about the costs and options.
Here are 13 questions to help you when choosing a cemetery. Continue reading 13 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cemetery
What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? This is a common question. Basically, a funeral is a service to honor a deceased person with the body present, while a memorial service is a time to memorialize the individual without the body present. Continue reading What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?
We can’t make it clear enough that although the industry has its share of funeral scams and unsavory charlatans, most funeral professionals do what they do because they care about people and will treat you right. Continue reading Avoid These 10 Common Funeral Scams
The family has decided on a natural burial. This often means you won’t be using a high-end casket made from metal or coated with high-gloss finishes. But you still need to move the body a few times… how do you do it? What are the options? Let’s take a look at how to carry a body for a natural burial in a way that is respectful to the decedent. Continue reading How to carry a body for a natural burial
A lighthouse is a symbol of hope, a literal beacon of light that beckons the storm-tossed wanderer safely onwards as they journey home.
Representing solid dependability, noble dedication, and the call of the sea, lighthouses are also simply a favorite destination for those who love the coastal beauty of those points where the ocean meets the shore. All this and more makes the lighthouse a popular and fitting theme for a memorial urn, especially among those who treasure the memories of lighthouse touring and beach trips enjoyed together. Continue reading The 13 Most Beautiful Lighthouse Cremation Urns on the Web
Sweet Memories at Christmas
There’s nothing better than the smell of a fresh cut tree at Christmas time. Perhaps the only thing better would be sitting down to a plate of warm sugar cookies. The kind of cookies frosted over with sprinkles galore. Add twinkling lights and glittery ornaments, and it’s no surprise Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Continue reading Celebrating Christmas in the Wake of Death