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Infant Loss Awareness Month

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 10/13/2017 to News
Infant Loss Awareness Month

If you’ve never lost a child, experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth, you might not know about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. October 15th is observed across the world by lighting a candle at 7 p.m. in memory and recognition of babies who left us too soon. In the United States, each year, approximately one million pregnancies end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of the newborn child--that is one in four pregnancies, according to the CDC. Even if you haven’t been directly impacted by this terrible loss, you are likely to know someone who has experienced the loss of a baby.

Popular Urns for Outdoorsy Types

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 9/22/2017 to Buying Guides
Popular Urns for Outdoorsy Types
Maybe you’re looking for an urn to memorialize an avid hunter? Selecting a camouflage urn for ashes engraved with ‘Gone Hunting’ may seem just right. In addition to choosing a themed urn, you can read more Stardust Memorials articles with helpful tips.

Helping a Child When a Pet Dies

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 9/8/2017 to Memorial Ideas
Helping a Child When a Pet Dies
We know that many people consider their pet to be part of the family. When a pet dies, the emotional loss and resulting grief can be as painful as the loss of a relative. It can be especially trying for children. It may be their first experience with death. But, death is an inevitable part of living life, and losing a pet can help kids accept this truth and learn how to cope. 

Paper Turtle Biodegradable Urn For A Sea Burial

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 8/25/2017 to Buying Guides
Paper Turtle Biodegradable Urn For A Sea Burial
The gentle release of a loved one’s ashes into the sea using the Paper Turtle Biodegradable Urn can provide a meaningful sea burial. This urn is designed to float for a time on the surface of the water before sinking to biodegrade naturally.

Is it OK to Mail Grandma's Ashes?

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 8/11/2017 to Shipping
Is it OK to Mail Grandma's Ashes?
These days, families are often spread across the country and sometimes the globe. When it comes time to place a loved one in his or her final resting place--it might be in a different location than where he or she was cremated. Shipping Grandma’s ashes may be required.

Three Ways To Bring Nature Into A Memorial Service

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 7/14/2017 to Memorial Ideas
Three Ways To Bring Nature Into A Memorial Service
Was grandma an avid gardener? Did your brother travel the world as a bird watcher? Here are three tips on incorporating nature into a loved one’s memorial or funeral service.

Funeral Etiquette in an Online World

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 6/9/2017 to Memorial Ideas
Funeral Etiquette in an Online World
We live in a hyper-connected time. The internet age developed fairly quickly from a human history perspective, and some of us may feel a bit behind the times when it comes to what is appropriate to say or do online when a person has passed away. Here are some tips for using social media and other online tools while organizing a funeral and grieving.

Express Feelings with the Language of Flowers

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 5/26/2017 to Buying Guides
Express Feelings with the Language of Flowers
Victorian culture adored the symbolic meaning of flowers with many books on the topic published during this era. A flower bouquet could convey very precise and meaningful messages of love, devotion, and even sorrow. People might find comfort today in knowing these extra meanings when selecting flowers for a grieving friend or family.