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19 Tealight Cremation Urns to Light a Candle in Memory

Light a candle in memory of a loved one

Tealight cremation urns provide a way to subtly display your loved one’s remains in a way that truly honors their memory. Each time you light the candle, you can visualize the way they brought so much beautiful light into your life. Continue reading 19 Tealight Cremation Urns to Light a Candle in Memory

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Ways to Create a Memorial Away from the Cemetery

The cemetery isn’t the only place you can create a memorial for your loved one. Sure, a headstone is the classic memorial: weighty, substantial, carved with their name and dates.

But what if you want something more than that? Something different, something creative, something that people can see without having to visit a cemetery? Continue reading Ways to Create a Memorial Away from the Cemetery

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What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

Difference between a funeral and memorial service

What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? This is a common question. Basically, a funeral is a service to honor a deceased person with the body present, while a memorial service is a time to memorialize the individual without the body present. Continue reading What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

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How do you measure a life?

How do you measure a life?

How do you measure a life?

One way people try is with a memorial. Sometimes it is a plaque or art piece, sometimes a photo album, other times it’s the cremation urn.

This last one is what we think about a lot, because we provide beautiful and meaningful funeral urns to grieving families all across the USA and beyond. Continue reading How do you measure a life?

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The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge’s Funeral

The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge's Funeral

Poetry played a large role in Calvin Coolidge’s funeral. The former president was remembered and honored in a short ceremony that lasted a brief 22 minutes and featured all of two hymns, prayers, and reading of Scripture, which included more poetry in Psalms 46 and 121. Continue reading The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge’s Funeral

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When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven

Cardinal memorials

There is an old folklore saying that, “When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven.” Let’s take a look at the legacy of this quote and the memorial tributes it has inspired. Continue reading When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven

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Make memorial garden stones with loved one’s ashes

A recent commenter mentioned that they were planning on using their loved one’s ashes to make memorial garden stones, because gardening was one of the things they loved most.

I immediately thought, What a unique and personal! Kudos to the family for creativity and for honoring their loved one’s memory in a special way. Continue reading Make memorial garden stones with loved one’s ashes

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Funeral Hacks: Crowdsource Your Memorial Scrapbook

Crowdsource Scrapbook

Funeral hacks include anything that helps make the final arrangements easier or more affordable. We share them with you in hopes that you can benefit by gleaning ideas and inspiration for the funeral or memorial service.

Continue reading Funeral Hacks: Crowdsource Your Memorial Scrapbook

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Memorial Service Ideas for the 13 Most Popular Hobbies

Ideas to help personalized a memorial service

Funerals, memorial services, and/or life celebration events are excellent opportunities to showcase the personal flair of the deceased by incorporating their hobbies, pastimes, and passions. Continue reading Memorial Service Ideas for the 13 Most Popular Hobbies

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Memorial Trees: 16 Varieties

Memorial Tree Urns

Memorial trees are beautiful living monuments to the life of a departed loved one. There are many ways you can plant a tree in honor of a loved one. The physicality of digging, planting, watering, and tending a small tree, and watching it grow into full and vibrant life, can be very therapeutic and helpful in the grieving process. Continue reading Memorial Trees: 16 Varieties