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20 Reasons Why People Are Choosing Cremation

Real reasons why real people decided on cremation. From practical reasons (cost, mobility) to creative ones (turning ashes into a tree?!), these comments will help you decide if cremation is the right choice.

Here's the Complete List of Everything You Can Do with Your Body After You Die

Eco-embalming, grow your ashes into a tree, next-gen body composting, green burial, cryogenics, and much more: In this day and age, anything can and does happen.

What Are Cremated Ashes Like?

Cremated ashes, also known as cremated remains, are the bone matter that is left once the cremation process is complete. Many people would like to know, What are cremated ashes like? Let’s find out.

Popular Cremation Articles

What Is a Columbarium Niche?

The columbarium niche is an attractive option for many, especially when you don't want the urn buried but you also don't want to keep it at home.

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Epitaph Quotes for the Urn Inscription

Most people engrave an inscription on the cremation urn. If you want more than just names and dates, what should the epitaph say? Here are some ideas.

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Everyday Items You Can Use as an Urn

For the DIY and quirky types out there who can't fathom dropping a wad of cash on a fancy urn, here are some ideas you can find around the house.

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The Best Cremation Urns

Celebrate your loved one's memory with the urn that just feels right. You'll have peace of mind knowing that it's been crafted in the USA just for you.

Questions? Browse Our FAQ Section

Our Cremation FAQ page is part of the most comprehensive funeral resource on the web. We've answered every question you might have:

  • How long does cremation take?
  • What size should the urn be?
  • How do I put the ashes into the urn?
  • Why do some people divide the ashes?

... and many, many more.

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Best Cremation Urns for Couples

Cremation urns for couples are designed to hold the ashes of two people. Also known as “companion urns,” these containers hold an industry-standard capacity of about 400 cubic inches.

We've listed the types, sizes, styles, and some of the very best urns for couples. Find out what you need to know here.

Urn Burial: Vaults, Urns, and Everything You Need to Know

If you are planning to bury cremated ashes in the ground, there are several ways you can do this (easily, beautifully, and affordably).

From protective burial vaults that hold the urn to solid urns that serve as their own vault, here's what you need to know.

Cremation Ceremony: When, Where, & How to Hold Cremation Ceremonies

One advantage of this day and age is that there are so many wonderful options for cremation ceremonies.

In this article, we’re going to go over the different types of ceremonies and also discuss when, where and how they may happen.

Flying with Ashes: How to Take Ashes on a Plane

Like most people, you’ve probably never boarded a plane with cremated remains before. You will naturally have questions:

How do I bring my loved one’s ashes on a flight? Which airlines will allow me to do so? Which won’t? What documents do I need?

100 "Together Forever" Quotes for Couples

"Our brief partings on earth will appear one day as nothing beside the joy of eternity together."

Together in life, united into forever. Find inspiration and comfort in our collection of 100+ poignant memorial quotes for couples who will be together, always.

Inurnment: What It Is, & Everything Else You Need to Know

Inurnment means placing cremated remains into a container to store or bury them.

Cremated remains or “ashes” are typically inurned in a plastic or cardboard container and given to the family. The family can then find a permanent cremation urn and inurn the remains again, into the final resting place.

15 Memorial Ideas Made from Cremated Ashes

A memorial made using the cremated remains is the ultimate way to keep your loved one close to your heart.

Here are 15 creative and beautiful memorial ideas made from the actual ashes. These include decorative accents, jewelry, and even trees.