Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This

Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This

We all want to memorialize and honor our loved ones when they pass away. This often involves a religious service, burial or cremation. Mortuaries and cemeteries typically handle the disposition details that follow, but when a loved one has requested that his or her ashes be scattered after cremation, that ...

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6 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Your Funeral Director

6 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Your Funeral Director

If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of questions about the funeral planning process – and you may also wonder if some of your questions are too strange or awkward to ask.  Luckily, funeral directors and other funeral professionals actually aren’t scary at all--they’re just regular people ...

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Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States

Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States

If you’re in the process of planning a funeral, or have been through it before, you’ve likely noticed that in addition to all the arrangements that need to be made, there are also certain rules and regulations you need to follow. States often have specific laws about funerals and burials ...

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4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech

4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech

A traditional burial isn’t for everyone, and an increasing number of people are having concerns about the lasting environmental impact of their remains.  Driven by these sentiments, the emerging use of eco-friendly – or green – burial technology has been a growing topic of interest in recent years.  These relatively ...

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Planning a Cremation: 5 Things You Should Know

Planning a Cremation: 5 Things You Should Know

More people are choosing cremation today than ever before, and cremation rates in 2017 surpassed burial rates for the first time in history.  Though cremation is a common choice, the process can still be relatively unfamiliar for most families. Here’s what you need to know about what’s involved in this ...

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Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?

Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?

When an unexpected death occurs, family members might have no idea what a decedent’s wishes are regarding a funeral and other related arrangements. One of the primary considerations a family must make in these situations is choosing between a cremation and burial.  Here’s an overview of some of the most ...

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What to Know Before Flying With Ashes Internationally

What to Know Before Flying With Ashes Internationally

Traveling anywhere with cremated remains is a challenge on its own. When you tie in international regulations, customs laws, and airline regulations, it becomes even more complicated.   

If you’re grieving, travel stress is likely to be the last thing you want to deal with. To save yourself the headache ...

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What to Know Before Flying with Ashes Domestically in the US

What to Know Before Flying with Ashes Domestically in the US

Travelling can be stressful in the best of circumstances. When it’s accompanied by the death of a loved one, it can be even more difficult. If you need to transport a loved one’s ashes, you may encounter situations which delay travel – and possibly prevent you from boarding altogether. Prepare ...

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Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey

Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey

A 2018 study of consumer cremation preferences and expected costs by Tulip Cremation shows the majority of people prefer to be cremated but underestimate the cost of cremation. Tulip Cremation polled 1,000 people across America to find out:

  • How many are planning to be cremated

  • What people expect cremation to ...

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The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water

The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water

By Emily Atkin | June 14, 2018 for The New Republic

"Aquamation," a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some powerful groups are fighting to stop it.

Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was embalmed, put in a metal casket ...

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