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2 07, 2024

Veteran Cremation Benefits: What Costs & Services Are Covered?

2024-06-21T17:34:24+00:00

If you are a service member or veteran or a family member of someone who served, you might wonder about veteran cremation benefits. Here’s what you need to know about U.S. Veterans funeral benefits, including the costs and covered services. 

Veteran Cremation Benefits: What Costs & Services Are Covered?2024-06-21T17:34:24+00:00
1 06, 2024

Exploring Types of Cremation Urns: From Traditional to Unique

2024-05-22T20:32:14+00:00

Choosing the right cremation urn can be a deeply personal decision that reflects a loved one’s unique life and offers comfort during a time of loss. 

Whether you’re planning for the future or selecting a cremation urn for an immediate need, the variety of options can feel overwhelming during such a difficult time. Conversely, you may not be sure what options are available to you to choose a fitting urn that honors your loved one. 

That’s why we’re here to guide you through the process. Let’s explore 10 types of cremation urns available, ranging from traditional designs to more unique and personalized options, so you can have peace of mind knowing you’ve chosen an appropriate tribute for yourself or your loved one.

1. Traditional Urns

Traditional cremation urns are a popular choice for many families thanks to their time-honored design and functionality. They typically feature classic shapes like vases or boxes and are crafted from enduring materials like:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Marble
  • Ceramic

The design often includes elegant detailing like engravings or metal inlays for a dignified and respectful aesthetic suitable for any memorial setting.

Traditional cremation urns are versatile enough to be displayed in the home or placed in a formal setting like a columbarium. They blend seamlessly with various decor styles to provide a solemn and tasteful memorial for loved ones.

If you’re seeking a timeless way to commemorate someone special, traditional urns offer beauty and the reassuring sense of permanence needed during times of mourning.

2. Keepsake Urns

Keepsake urns serve a special purpose in the world of memorial products. They’re smaller than traditional urns and designed to hold a small portion of cremated remains so multiple family members can keep a physical memory of their loved one close, even if they live in different locations.

Keepsake cremation urns come in a variety of materials, including:

  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Wood

The compact size of keepsake cremation urns makes them ideal for display in the home. You can place them on a mantle, within a glass cabinet, or on a dedicated

Exploring Types of Cremation Urns: From Traditional to Unique2024-05-22T20:32:14+00:00
1 05, 2024

Non-Religious Cremation Ceremonies: Your Full Guide

2024-04-23T19:44:05+00:00

When we think of funerals and cremation ceremonies, we often think of a solemn gathering in a religious building or a formal graveside or funeral home setting. But maybe your loved one wasn’t religious or wished for a specific type of ceremony. Or perhaps a family member or other attendees would feel uncomfortable with a religious ceremony. 

Whatever the reason, many families opt to hold an alternative funeral known as a non-religious cremation ceremony. So what are your options, and what should you consider when you arrange a non-religious funeral service? Let’s find the answers.

Non-Religious Cremation Ceremonies: Your Full Guide2024-04-23T19:44:05+00:00
4 04, 2024

Cremation Preplanning Explained: What You Need to Know

2024-04-05T15:26:36+00:00

What is cremation preplanning? You may have heard of an aging family member scheduling an appointment with a local funeral director to pay and plan for their own traditional funeral. 

However, you may not know that you can pre-plan for your own end-of-life – no matter the method of final disposition.

Here’s what you need to know about cremation preplanning.

Cremation Preplanning Explained: What You Need to Know2024-04-05T15:26:36+00:00
26 02, 2024

Traditional Funeral vs. Cremation: The Decision-Making Process

2024-02-28T16:15:21+00:00

Choosing between a traditional funeral and cremation can be a deeply personal decision influenced by various factors, including cultural, religious, financial, and personal preferences. Here’s a breakdown of considerations that might guide this decision-making process when planning your loved one’s funeral service.

Traditional Funeral vs. Cremation: The Decision-Making Process2024-02-28T16:15:21+00:00
26 02, 2024

Step-by-Step End-of-Life Planning: The Only Checklist You Need

2024-02-28T16:40:25+00:00

As you search online for an end-of-life planning checklist, you may become overwhelmed by all there is to do. Therefore, we advise you to divide your end-of-life plan into three different categories, focusing on your financial life, medical choices, and funeral arrangements. Breaking up your end-of-life planning into these three parts will make things easier for you to complete. 

Step-by-Step End-of-Life Planning: The Only Checklist You Need2024-02-28T16:40:25+00:00
11 12, 2023

Hindu Beliefs on Death and Cremation: A Cultural Perspective

2023-12-11T22:36:18+00:00

If you have never been to a Hindu funeral, you may know little about Hindu cremation and end-of-life beliefs. Here’s some general information about Hindu death rituals and beliefs. However, it’s important that you understand that there are several sects, so Hindu funeral rites may depend on the region and other factors.

Hindu Beliefs on Death and Cremation: A Cultural Perspective2023-12-11T22:36:18+00:00
13 11, 2023

Unique Ideas for Turning Cremains into Jewelry

2023-11-13T21:36:58+00:00

We know this headline may shock some of you who weren’t aware that cremation jewelry was even a thing. However, one way to memorialize your dad, grandmother, or beloved dog is to create a piece of memorial jewelry using their cremains. Keep reading to learn how to turn cremains into jewelry.

Unique Ideas for Turning Cremains into Jewelry2023-11-13T21:36:58+00:00