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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.

Ways to Honor Mom in Memoriam

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 5/12/2017 to Memorial Ideas
Ways to Honor Mom in Memoriam
Mother’s Day can be a difficult time when you are missing your Mom. Social media accounts are full of people celebrating the day with their Moms--flowers, brunch, and togetherness. Another wave of grief may hit as you realize you can no longer celebrate in this way. Mother’s Day can be a day for remembering your Mom and celebrating the relationship that you had. 

Green Urns Offer Earth-Friendly Farewells

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 4/28/2017 to Buying Guides
Green Urns Offer Earth-Friendly Farewells
Green urns are environmentally-friendly urns that can be placed into the earth or water and will naturally break down over time. With over 60 products to choose from, Stardust Memorials has a wide selection of eco-friendly urns. Here are 2 of our most popular biodegradable urns.

3 Reasons to Choose a Biodegradable Urn

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 4/14/2017 to Buying Guides
3 Reasons to Choose a Biodegradable Urn
Many people are looking for more natural ways to say farewell to a loved one; methods that are beautiful and meaningful but do not harm the earth. As more people choose cremation, they also are looking for products to help them disperse ashes in simple, easy ways. Although you may not have heard of them, natural products to help with scattering ashes are available and are referred to as biodegradable urns.

The Covered Dish: Giving Food To Comfort Families

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 3/24/2017 to Memorial Ideas
The Covered Dish: Giving Food To Comfort Families
Bringing food to a family that has lost a loved one is a long practiced tradition. So much so that there are recipes such as Funeral Potatoes, a dish well-known to people of the midwest as the “go to” casserole to make for bereaved families. Many who have experienced a loss comment that the simple act of dropping off meals was welcomed and deeply appreciated.