What do you do when someone you love dies? Many of us have no idea what first steps we should take after the death of a love one. Who do you call, what needs to be done, where do you begin? Continue reading What to Do When a Loved One Dies: A Checklist
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?
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: Continue reading Final Disposition Options: Cremation, Burial, and More
Planning ahead for your funeral expenses is a great idea. There are several ways to do this, and one of the best and easiest is to start a funeral fund. Here’s how to start a funeral fund in 5 easy steps.
When a loved one dies, someone needs to go through and cancel or change the name on their various accounts. If you’re reading this article, chances are this duty has fallen to you. Continue reading Helpful List of Accounts to Cancel When a Loved One Dies
Cremation myths abound. With the surging popularity of cremation as a common option for final disposition (see #9, below), the myths about cremation are slowly being dispelled. Here are some of the most common ones. Continue reading 9 Cremation Myths That Everyone Thinks Are True
From the reader mailbag, a question covering a variety of topics, including:
- Purchasing more than one urn (for each child in the family)
- Shipping memorial trees to Canada
- Planning ahead
With cremation rapidly growing as an option for final disposition, many people are considering cremation and asking: What are the benefits of cremation over burial? Continue reading Benefits of Cremation Over Burial
In our years of blogging about cremation urns and other relevant issues, we’ve discovered and created a wealth of funeral resources. Here we’ve gathered them together on one page in order to provide you with the best possible resources to help guide you through everything relating to the death of a loved one, from pre-planning to coping with grief after the funeral is over, and everything in between. Some of these are our own articles and blog posts, while many others are examples of the best content we’ve found on a given topic. Continue reading Funeral Resources: A Compendium of Links and Articles
There are so many tips out there for planning a funeral that you may feel overwhelmed by all options. Many of the guides and how-to manuals are put out there by funeral homes, and, while most funeral information is truly meant to be helpful, there may be a few things the funeral home or director may not tell you unless you inquire specifically. Continue reading 10 Things the Funeral Home Won’t Tell You