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Funeral Urns like these hold cremains - but what ARE cremains?

Cremains: What Are They?

May 17th, 2011
Funeral urns hold cremains, but what exactly are cremains? We explain the term in our cremation blog. Education resources for any time in your life.

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Selecting a Cremation Center: What to Consider

April 28th, 2011
Whether you’re looking into burial options before your death or you’re part of a family attempting to manage the stress of preparing a memorial service and trying to figure out what to do with the remains of your loved one, there are several things that you’ll want to take into consideration before you make your…

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Resomation: Greener Than Cremation

April 26th, 2011
Did you know about resomation? It’s greener than cremation and a friendly way to rejoin the earth. Curious? Click for more.

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Creating a Memorial Garden Using Cremains

April 7th, 2011
There are a lot of creative options when it comes to your loved ones ashes. You can mix them with pain or shoot them off into space, but if your friend or family member was a lover of nature, then one of the most beautiful things you can do with the ashes is create a memorial garden incorporating the ashes with the soil.

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My Body – Cremation and Other Pre-Planning Funeral Decisions

April 1st, 2011
When making the decision of how to handle a deceased loved one’s body, cremation may be a viable option. The following decisions must be made as part of the final arrangements. Why not pre-plan your funeral and save your loved ones the trouble in their time of grief?

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After Cremation – Funeral Celebrations and Other Memorial Service Ideas

March 29th, 2011
While so often traditional memorial services seem to be a celebration of death, a cremation funeral tends to take on more of a celebration of life aspect. Perhaps this is because of the presence of a body at a traditional service. This seems to remind people of death, while a cremation funeral can, if done well, remind people of the beautiful life that has departed, but did in fact live.

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What Is Direct Cremation?

March 24th, 2011
Many people are considering classic or direct cremation as an alternative to costly traditional funeral preparations and ceremonies. There are two basic types of cremation, classic and direct. It is important to know the difference when making your decisions.

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Should a Crematorium’s Leftover Heat Warm a Public Pool?

February 17th, 2011
Though there are many great reasons to choose cremation, it’s not a green process. Modern cremation requires very high heat, which is achieved by burning a lot of fossil fuel. After all that heat has served its purpose, it simply wafts out into the air as “waste heat.” The town of Redditch, near London, wants to change that.

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The History of Cremation in North America

February 10th, 2011
Humans have been laying their loved ones to rest through cremation, in some form, since the early Stone Age, around 2,500 B.C., and the practice has spread around the world. However, modern cremation as we know it has only existed for a little over a century, and the cremation movement in North America grew out of that invention.

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Funeral Industry Report: Ten Major Players

February 3rd, 2011
They say “nothing is certain but death and taxes,” but even the business of dealing with death—the funeral industry—is constantly changing and often surprising.

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Sending Cremains Back to Nature

January 27th, 2011
There are many ways to return cremated ashes to nature, some simple and traditional, some practical, and some downright amazing. Here are just a few options.

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Cremation in the News: Odd Stories

January 25th, 2011
Cremation is a beautiful way to lay a loved one to rest, and it allows so many more options for celebrating and memorializing a life, but, being part of the funeral industry, it’s often at the center of the strangest news stories.

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