Direct cremation means that the body of the deceased is cremated after death, without a prior memorial service and without the involvement of a funeral home. Direct cremation is currently the most affordable disposition option that is readily available. Continue reading What is Direct Cremation?
The question, “What do I do with cremated ashes?” is the subject of one of our most popular and somewhat bizarre posts: 27 Things to Do with Cremated Remains. That list includes all manner of unique ways people have scattered or stored cremated ashes, from shooting them off in fireworks to turning them into a portrait oil painting.
But most people who ask this question want to know realistic and practical options for what to do with the ashes after a loved one is cremated. Here is a brief guide which informs you of your options and may give you a hand in making the decision. Continue reading What do I do with cremated ashes?
Our wooden clock cremation urns are beautiful heirloom memorials. The combination of elegant clock and useful cremation urn provides dual functionality and looks lovely in your home. Simultaneously honor the life of your loved one with a premium heirloom, add a magnificent rustic timepiece to your home decor, and unobtrusively house their remains. Continue reading How to set time on a clock cremation urn
Why choose cremation over burial? Here are some factors to consider. Continue reading Why Choose Cremation?
From the reader mailbag, a question about useing a memorial tree urn near an existing tree. Continue reading Mailbag: Can I use a memorial tree urn near an existing tree?
Since there are several different sizes of military burial flags (5′ x 9.5′ being the standard), this is a pretty common question regarding our military flag display cases: Continue reading Mailbag: Do any of the cases fit a 5′ X 8′ military burial flag?
Another inquiry from the reader mailbag about our Memorial Tree Urns, which you can use to plant a memorial tree using your loved one’s remains: Continue reading Mailbag: Is there an expiration for the Dogwood Tree Urn?
Email inquiry from a family researching wood urns for scattering:
Once you put the ashes into one of your wooden urns, is it sealed or can we remove the ashes to be scattered?
– Linda W.
From the reader mailbag: Continue reading Mailbag: Questions About Planting Memorial Trees
The article “Should A Child Attend A Funeral?” is a guest post by Litsa Williams (M.A., L.G.S.W.) and Eleanor Haley (M.S.) of the poignant, winsome, and well-written grief & loss blog What’s Your Grief. In addition to the many helpful insights you’ll find on their blog, you would be well-served by following their thoughtful posts on Facebook or Google+.