Once a loved one has been cremated, many families struggle with certain questions. One of those questions is what should be done with the cremated remains. There are some very standard and traditional options, but there are more creative ones, too. When is it okay to get creative? If you or someone you know is
Now that you have determined that cremation is the right decision for your family, you may be wondering what you should have done with the cremated remains. This is obviously an important decision with lasting significance, and no one else can make that decision for you. It is deeply personal. If you or someone you
When it comes to losing a loved one, cremation itself is only part of the story. We also do everything within our power to hold the right kind of service, one that will honor our loved one and celebrate their life in a fitting fashion. That’s the general idea, anyway. While you shouldn’t lose sleep
When it comes to planning a funeral, you can bank on the fact that costs will seemingly come out of nowhere. That seems to be the one sure thing. While we can do our best to anticipate those costs and address them accordingly, that is sometimes easier said than done. Can cremation make your life
For whatever reason, you and your family may be set on the idea of a traditional burial. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, but you may wish to expand your horizons a bit and consider cremation. Even if your family has long turned to burial, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same.
The United States wasn’t always so keen on the idea of cremation. Previously frowned upon by the Catholic Church and condemned to relative obscurity, cremation remained uncommon in the United States for much of the 20th Century. Americans only recently began changing that, beginning to rethink their positions on the matter over the last several
Choosing between cremation and burial is only the first step. Once you’ve settled on cremation, you may wonder what to do next. You may have important questions when it comes to celebrating the life of a loved one who continues to mean a great deal to friends and family. The good news is that there
Planning the cremation for someone you love certainly isn’t insurmountable, but nor is it easy. At times like these, you may feel overwhelmed by grief and a range of practical concerns, as well. No matter how strong and independent you are, these can be trying and difficult circumstances. That’s when it is time to reach
When it comes to funeral planning, straightforward logistics probably won’t be your only priority. Obviously your primary concern will be doing what’s right for the deceased. That means honoring their wishes and thinking about what they might have wanted. It also means proceeding in a way that is consistent with their life and personality. That said, there
It isn’t at all unusual to put subjects like cremation off. Thinking about them can seem daunting and even uncomfortable. But there are good reasons to take on these kinds of issues as soon as possible. It will make your life easier, and it will certainly make things easier on your surviving friends and family.