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What is a Crypt? 9 Things You Need to Know About Crypts

What is a Crypt? Everything You Need to Know About Crypts

You’ve heard about these things called crypts. Probably in Indiana Jones and Mummy movies.

But in real life… well, exactly what is a crypt?

Do people still use them? (Yes.) Are there various types of crypts? (Yes.) Could you visit one if you wanted to? (See below.)

As you’re looking into funerals, burial, mausoleums, and now crypts, we’ll cover all these questions and any others you may have in mind.

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What is a Mausoleum? 9 Things You Need to Know About Mausoleums

9 Things You Need to Know About Mausoleums

What is a mausoleum? What do you need to know about a mausoleum to get a grasp of its history and purpose?

Today we’re answering these questions and more from an objective point of view. We’ll take an in-depth look at the different types of mausoleums (yes, there’s more than one), the meaning and function of a mausoleum crypt, and much more.

So whether you’re new to funeral service, thinking about future planning, or simply curious, you’ve come to the right place to learn more.

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12 Headstone Inscription Tips To Get It Just Right

12 tips for the headstone inscription

Headstones are big, expensive, and permanent, so you want to get it just right. The headstone inscription can be a lengthy description or a short sentence or anything in between, but whatever length or style you want it done well.

To that end, here are 12 tips to help you get the headstone inscription just right. These tips work equally well for inscriptions on cremation urns, niche cover plates, memorial gifts, and more.

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Here’s the complete list of everything you can do with your body after you die

Contemplating what can be done after death

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.

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Memorial Tree Urns: Plant a Tree from a Loved One’s Remains

Grow ashes into a tree

In this article, we’re going to introduce you to Memorial Tree Urns, a beautiful way to plant a tree from a loved one’s remains or “ashes.”

When a loved one passes, it’s natural to want a unique way to cherish your beloved one’s memory, life, and personality.

With our Memorial Tree Urns, we have a simple, beautiful, and life-celebrating way for you to create a lasting memorial to your loved one while caring for the environment around you.

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How do I arrange a cremation?

In this article, we’re going to talk about how to arrange a cremation.

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.

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13 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cemetery

Choosing a Cemetery

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.

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How to carry a body for a natural burial

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.

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Final Disposition Options: Cremation, Burial, and More

Burials, cremation, and more

Planning ahead and making your final arrangements in advance is a great idea. This will save your loved ones from tons of stress, and it will probably save them money as well. The first decision you’ll face in thinking about your funeral arrangements is the question of what to do with your body.

Here are all the mainstream final disposition options:

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How to wrap a body in a burial shroud for natural burial

How to Shroud A Body

How do I wrap a body in a burial shroud to bury in the ground?

If you’re trying to figure out your way around natural burial and you’ve come to this question, we have good news for you… you’re in the right place!

Let’s take a look at how to wrap a body in a burial shroud.

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