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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.

Popular Themes for Memorials

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 3/10/2017 to Memorial Ideas
Popular Themes for Memorials
A life celebration -- rather than a traditional, more somber funeral -- is a fairly new idea. Often more like a party, a life celebration may include the person’s favorite music and food and incorporate his or her interests. Today’s families often try to create a tribute as unique as the person being remembered. These popular themes for life celebrations may inspire you.

Top Tips for Making a Memorial Video

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 2/10/2017 to Memorial Ideas
Top Tips for Making a Memorial Video
You want to make a memorial video? It isn't as complicated as it may sound. With today's technology it is easier than ever. Here are top tips on how to create a video with ease.

Good Questions & Practices: Social Media After Death

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 1/27/2017 to Cremation Jewelry
Good Questions & Practices: Social Media After Death
If a loved one dies, what can you do with his or her social media accounts? What should you do? Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have developed guidelines and resources to help you manage a person’s digital legacy after death -- including your own.

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.