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5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.

― Shannon L. Alder

Scattering the ashes of your loved one is deeply symbolic act. Not only are you letting go of your loved one and of your grief, but you are in some sense returning them to the earth and releasing their souls. Continue reading 5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes

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How To Safely Travel With Cremated Remains

If you are traveling a long distance by car or flying to retrieve the cremated remains of one parent or both, you will probably want to take the remains with you back home. Or perhaps you might want to honor a last wish and scatter them somewhere with sentimental value. Cremation is a popular practice that affords different options to honor a dead parent or keep them close. Whether you are honoring a final wish to scatter the ashes somewhere sentimental or take them back with you, you will want to keep the remains as safe as possible depending on the traveling methods. Continue reading How To Safely Travel With Cremated Remains

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Spotlight: The Elegant Celadon Blue Ceramic Urn

Ceramic Cremation Urns

Using premium potter’s clay, a ceramic artist hand throws, glazes, fires, and finishes each elegant Celadon Blue Ceramic Urn with precision and graceful beauty. If you’re looking for an unique work of ceramic art, a piece that is hand made from start to finish in the USA, and one that comes in at an extremely affordable price, this is it. Continue reading Spotlight: The Elegant Celadon Blue Ceramic Urn

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How to Make Your Own Cremation Urn

How to make your own urn

With the rising cost of funerals and premium price tags at funeral homes, the two most affordable options are shopping for a cremation urn online and making one yourself. Unless you are burying the urn at a cemetery or storing the urn in a columbarium (either of these options may have specific requirements for the urn), you are free to use any container you see fit to hold the remains. This can be as simple as a coffee can or a few cool whip containers, or as intricate of a custom made piece as you can create. Here are a few ideas for how to make your own cremation urn. Continue reading How to Make Your Own Cremation Urn

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10 Popular Military Cremation Urns

Military cremation urns come in a variety of materials, styles, and designs. Nearly all military urns offer a choice of medallion or emblem which will correspond to the branch in which your loved one served: Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corps. Some also provide the option for Coast Guard, Fire Department, Police Department, or the United States Great Seal. Continue reading 10 Popular Military Cremation Urns