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Most Common Engraved Phrases for Cremation Urns

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 1/11/2017 to Personalization
Most Common Engraved Phrases for Cremation Urns
Finding the right words to express emotions toward a loved one or finding the best phrase to describe a person's life isn’t easy. Personalizing a cremation urn with more than a person’s name or dates can be challenging, but it is important. Some family members are at a loss for words while others are ready to buck tradition with funny thoughts to engrave on a cremation urn. Here we try to inspire you with the top 5 traditional and the top 5 funniest messages that families engrave on cremation urns.

Blue Christmas Services Can be a Peaceful Choice

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 12/16/2016 to Memorial Ideas
Blue Christmas Services Can be a Peaceful Choice
Many times in our lives we yearn for solace and comfort -- but this yearning is perhaps the strongest when we face the loss of a loved one. Holiday traditions and rituals we have loved can feel hollow when they have been associated with someone who is no longer with us. Feelings of isolation, grief and despair are common for people at holiday time. One practice that offers hope and renewal is the Blue Christmas church service.

Memorial Products That May Help with Holiday Blues

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 12/2/2016 to Memorial Ideas
Memorial Products That May Help with Holiday Blues
As you prepare yourself for the coming holidays, where the absence of a loved one can be so acutely felt, having some strategies to deal with holiday grief and disrupted traditions can help. Our last blog post, 4 Comforting Practices to Help With Holiday Grief, touched on some ideas. Here are some follow-up suggestions for memorial products that may be part of the path forward, while still remembering holidays past.

4 Comforting Practices to Help with Holiday Grief

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 11/25/2016 to Memorial Ideas
4 Comforting Practices to Help with Holiday Grief
The holidays are a challenge when a loved one is no longer with us to celebrate. How can families celebrate when grandpa isn’t there to carve the turkey? Mom was the one who loved to decorate for the season-- who will take over? Who says the prayers? Who makes the mashed potatoes? It can be overwhelming. But, traditions can be carried on in a way that honors your loved one-- while helping you move forward.

5 Tips to Writing Thank You Notes

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 11/11/2016 to Memorial Ideas
5 Tips to Writing Thank You Notes
Sometimes words are difficult to find during a time in one's life that is already overwhelming. Yet you want to thank the people who were so helpful and supportive to you and your family. What do you write? In our short guide, we discuss five tips on how to make this process easier.

Taking Cremation Urns on Airplanes

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 10/14/2016 to Buying Guides
Taking Cremation Urns on Airplanes
Did you know that some urns are not scannable and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) won’t open an urn to inspect the contents? What this means for travelers planning to fly with the ashes of a loved one is that some extra thought has to go into choosing an appropriate urn or temporary container in order to get to your destination.

Companion Urns: Room for Two

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 9/23/2016 to Buying Guides
Companion Urns: Room for Two
What is a companion urn? A companion urn is a cremation urn designed to hold the ashes of two people. Some families are comforted by the thought of parents or couples being ‘together forever.’ The wish to be interred in the same urn also can be expressed by the two people themselves in pre-need plans. Here we discuss the benefits of choosing a companion urn -- also called a double urn -- along with helpful tips and advice.

What Size Cremation Urn Do I Need?

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 9/9/2016 to Buying Guides
What Size Cremation Urn Do I Need?
Cremation urns come in a variety of sizes, and it can be hard to know which size is right for your family’s needs. In this post, we discuss each of the sizes available to families and why size should be one of the first things to consider before purchasing an urn for ashes.