Cremation and scattering ashes can be the simplest and most affordable disposition option. Scattering can also provide a sense of finality and peace for the family, an event filled with meaning and rich symbolism. It is also often done at a loved one’s request, as one of their final wishes. There are a variety of methods for scattering ashes, so here is a brief guide to help you choose which option is best for you. Continue reading Methods for Scattering Ashes
From the reader mailbag, a question about an urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time. First, here is the note we received: Continue reading Mailbag: An urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time
As the popularity of cremation rises, families are becoming more and more familiar with the wide variety of options available to them for final disposition of cremated remains. Continue reading Mailbag: Do You Carry Water-Soluble Urns?
Environmental concerns are consistently growing in importance to families making their final arrangements. According to one survey by AARP,
Slightly over one-fifth of respondents (21%) report that they would be interested in a burial that is more environmentally friendly than a traditional burial with embalming.
This is where biodegradable cremation urns can be of great value. Continue reading Biodegradable Cremation Urns for Water Burial
It begins early in the morning with a small group of family members and close friends. A few are in from out of town, staying at a hotel or in the guest bedroom, but everyone is awake now and finishing up the breakfast of fresh fruit and egg & potato casserole or nursing a cup of coffee. The conversation is light and almost playful as the sun begins streaming in through the east windows. Someone brings donuts. Continue reading One Family’s Sea Burial Scattering Service