As the new year kicks off, here are the 2019 Funeral Trends of note. At the end you’ll find some tips (for both consumers and funeral professionals) to make the most of these trends in making final arrangements, planning funerals, and hosting memorial services.Continue reading 2019 Funeral Trends
Jewish burial practices are very similar to the contemporary eco-friendly trend, the “green burial” movement. As people begin to realize just how harmful some of the modern “traditional” funeral practices are, a movement back to the old ways it beginning to take place.
For the Jewish community, the reality is that they have been doing it right for many years and the rest of the Western world is waking up to the wisdom of a simple, natural burial. Continue reading The Aron: Jewish Burial Caskets & Where to Find Them
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.Continue reading How to carry a body for a natural burial
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
A natural, eco-friendly burial is always going to be very personal. It takes time, effort, and love to choose the natural burial route for your loved one, but it is well worth it!
If you would like to add an extra-special touch to personalize the burial shroud, here are seven ideas to inspire as you and your family celebrate the beautiful life of your loved one.Continue reading 7 ways to personalize a burial shroud
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.Continue reading How to wrap a body in a burial shroud for natural burial
Embalming is still a very common and popular option provided by funeral homes and morticians. But the standard embalming practice uses formaldehyde, which has many downsides and we think it’s on the way out. Here we take a look at embalming alternatives that avoid formaldehyde. Continue reading Embalming Alternatives That Avoid Formaldehyde