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Starting Fresh by Moving After Losing a Loved One

Starting Fresh by Moving After Losing a Loved One
If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you are facing one of the hardest challenges you may ever experience.  Many find that they are ready for a fresh start after enough time has passed for them. If you’re ready to take that next step, let’s discuss how moving to a ...
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Alkaline Hydrolysis Laws in Your State

Alkaline Hydrolysis Laws in Your State
Laws on alkaline hydrolysis are changing around the country. In an effort to keep readers with an interest in this subject updated, below you’ll find the most current information on where alkaline hydrolysis (aka green cremation, resomation, bio-cremation, aquamation, flameless cremation, or water cremation) is legal and available as a ...
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A Guide to Do-It-Yourself Gravestone Cleaning

A Guide to Do-It-Yourself Gravestone Cleaning
Cleaning headstones and other grave markers can range from simple to complex. This article will teach you how to clean a gravestone using your own DIY gravestone cleaning kit. It is designed for less complicated situations where you are primarily focused on cleaning the gravestone and preventing vegetation damage.  Complicated ...
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Burial At Sea by Scattering Ashes

Burial At Sea by Scattering Ashes
Cremation, with its ever-growing popularity in America, has given rise to a suite of services geared towards personalized ceremonies that include cremated remains. One popular option is “burial at sea,” a term often used interchangeably with “scattering ashes at sea.” What is Burial at Sea? Burial at sea is a broader ...
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What You Need to Know About Sealer Caskets

What You Need to Know About Sealer Caskets
Choosing the right casket is an important part of the burial planning process. With so many varieties of caskets and coffins on the market, how do you know what’s right for your situation?  One type of casket that is offered for burial is known as a sealer casket. Here’s some ...
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How to Choose a Burial Plot for Your Family

How to Choose a Burial Plot for Your Family
Whether you are purchasing a burial plot for a loved one or simply making plans so that your family isn’t faced with the task in the future, choosing a burial plot is an extremely personal decision. This guide will present you with some essential questions to ask yourself while considering ...
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Should Children Come to Funerals?

Should Children Come to Funerals?
When a loved one leaves us, the choice of whether or not to take a child to the funeral can be a difficult one. There may be strong reasons to do so, but – then again – there could be excellent (and very understandable) reasons to leave the child with ...
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A Brief History of Caskets

A Brief History of Caskets
Caskets are a common purchase that many families make when planning a loved one’s burial. So where did caskets originate, and how did they become so popular?  What is a Casket? A casket is an enclosed burial vessel for human remains. While the terms “coffin” and “casket” have sometimes been ...
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How to Plan a Funeral

How to Plan a Funeral
When a loved one passes, grief can make any task seem overwhelming, let alone planning the funeral. However, armed with the right knowledge you can make confident and informed decisions. These simple steps can make the prospect of planning your loved one’s funeral much less daunting. Step 1: Consult Your ...
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Funerals of the Future: Space Burials, Greener Cremations, and… Human Composting?

Funerals of the Future: Space Burials, Greener Cremations, and… Human Composting?
Nothing is impervious to change, including the way we bury and memorialize the dead. Factors such as our society’s increasing emphasis on sustainability and the rise of the digital age have led to significant changes in funerals, burials, and cremations. Here are some recent developments that could shape the trends ...
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