Are Burial Vaults Important?

The Truth About Burial Vaults & Whether You Really Need One

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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Two Urns and One Plot- Burial Guide

How Many Urns Can Be Buried in One Plot?

The loss of a loved one is always a difficult period in the lives of family members. Of the many decisions that you need to make, one of the most important is what to do with the remains.

The choices are perhaps even more varied when it comes to cremation. Today, we’re going to look at everything you need to know to answer this specific question: How many urns can be buried in one plot?

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Above Ground Burials and Funerals

What You Need to Know About Above Ground Burial

We all know a little something about ground burial. But what about above ground burial?

The fate of all people, of every culture, lies six feet below the ground. No matter who you are, no matter who you know, one day you will die. You loved ones will tasked with what happens to your body.

When that time comes, if you’ve planned your funeral, you will have chosen a burial option. Otherwise the decision will be left to those who survive you and know you well enough to choose what will best honor your legacy.

Nowadays, most people choose cremation, followed closely by a traditional casket burial. But what if you want something a little different, something a little more?

There are many ways to be honorably buried. There are many methods of preservation which cultures of the past created so that the cold, unfeeling Earth would not have the final claim over their loved ones.

These options are still available. Let’s take a look at your above ground burial choices.

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Guide to Sea Burial - Feat Image

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

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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How to Avoid Exploding Casket Syndrome

Exploding Casket Syndrome & How To Avoid It

Death will find all of us at some point along the way. It’s natural to be curious about what happens in the process of dying and after death.

One of the most bizarre concerns about the modern funeral process is truly weird: Exploding Casket Syndrome.

When you first hear this, the initial thought is “That’s totally fake.” But unfortunately (and quite interestingly)… it’s not.

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What to Know About Caskets

Casket vs Coffin and Everything Else You Should Know

What’s the difference between a casket and a coffin? After all, these special boxes will often be the most expensive item on your funeral planning checklist.

You’re going to want to know things like:

  • How much should you spend on a casket?
  • Is a sealed casket the best way to go?
  • Should you get wood or metal?
  • What gauge of metal or type of wood is best?

We’ll answer all these questions and more to help you find the casket that best suits your needs.

But first: Casket vs coffin… What’s the difference?

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How to Decorate a Grave

How to Decorate a Grave: 50 Gravesite Decorations & Tips

Personalizing your loved one’s gravesite is a wonderful way to celebrate their life. Although you are saddened by their passing, keeping their grave looking beautiful is one way to help work through your grief.

You may wonder how to decorate, what to set on the gravesite, when to change out décor, or why the cemetery may have policy is on decorating.

In this article, we will discuss all this and more. You’ll learn how to decorate a grave in a way that lasts, plus you’ll be inspired by all the creative ideas that are out there. You will also learn some tips for keeping your loved one’s grave looking fresh and beautiful.

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How to Perform a Direct Burial

Direct Burial: The Least Expensive Way to Be Buried

Funerals are expensive. Whether you have a funeral to plan right now or are planning ahead, you want to get the best prices.

Hands down, direct burial is the least expensive burial option. And it’s not even close.

But direct burial does have its downsides. Can you still have a traditional funeral, or even graveside committal? How “direct”, exactly, is direct burial? Will your family still have the time and opportunity to mourn your loved one?

Continue reading and we’ll tell you all about direct burial, including what it is, how much it costs, plus all the pros and cons.

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What You Need to Know About Burials

Burial: Your Guide to Traditional (& Non-Traditional) Burials

Every culture and society has a fitting way to say goodbye to a departed loved one. This is what their community deems the proper and appropriate way to lay their loved one’s remains to rest while honoring their life and memory.

What is a traditional burial? What makes up a non-traditional burial? Is it wrong to choose the non-traditional burial? How do you decide which is best for your needs?

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