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The Costs of Traditional Burial Vs. Cremation

The Costs of Traditional Burial Vs. Cremation

Burial vs. Cremation costs - Is a traditional burial more expensive than cremation? The traditional funeral is arranged through a funeral home with visitation, a casket service, and a burial in a cemetery. A traditional funeral with viewing and burial can cost between $7,000 and $10,000. Opting for cremation can reduce the cost of a traditional funeral home service by an average of $1,400. Cremation is less expensive in general because families are not paying for embalming, the casket, the hearse, burial, and the added time from the funeral home staff.
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How Much Should I Pay For An Urn?

How Much Should I Pay For An Urn?

If you are unsure what cremation urns should cost, you are not alone. Urns for ashes are not a regular purchase -- most people don’t know what to expect to pay. There are many factors that can affect the price of an urn: material, size, personalization, destination, etc.. Within this article, we will list a few things to help you narrow down what you can expect to pay for the urn you have chosen for your loved one. 
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Four Reasons Color Choice Matters When Choosing a Cremation Urn

Four Reasons Color Choice Matters When Choosing a Cremation Urn

Families choosing a cremation urn for a loved one may want to consider color in the urn selection process. Color can be a wonderful way to express feelings, give a sense of a loved one's style or personality, and even be chosen to fit in to the family home.

Urn colors can evoke an emotion or a mood. Lighter colors tend to express a feeling of tranquility, while intense, brighter shades can express energy and intensity. Warm colors like red, orange and yellow can result in feelings of comfort or warmth. Cooler colors like blue, green and violet can create feelings of calmness or serenity.

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Alternatives Uses for Cremation Jewelry

Alternatives Uses for Cremation Jewelry

With the rise in cremation rates, cremation jewelry also has become more popular. Memorial jewelry is not a new idea -- in fact, it dates back as far as the 16th century. Throughout history, various design of memorial jewelry have been in fashion -- pins, earrings, rings, lockets, and pendants -- and these jewelry items did not always contain ashes. If the thought of wearing cremated remains doesn’t appeal to you, you can still gain the comfort of wearing a memorial item.
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What To Do with Cremation Ashes?

What To Do with Cremation Ashes?

As the rate of cremation rises, more families are faced with the question of what to do with the ashes of a loved one? A traditional burial at least has a clear "resting place." Cremation can cause more questions: Scatter? Bury? Keep at home? Place in a niche? The answer of "what to do with the ashes?" can be as varied and unique as there are people on this Earth. Families can be creative and design one-of-a-kind celebrations and scattering ceremonies -- or quietly keep the cremated remains close at home.
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How to Save Money on Cremation Urns

How to Save Money on Cremation Urns

Almost all families must consider costs when planning a funeral or memorial to a loved one -- and that includes the cost of the cremation urn itself. The experts at Stardust Memorials would reassure any family that there are beautiful, quality cremation urns at many price points -- including many cremation urns under $100. Find out our top four tips for saving money on a cremation urn.
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Tips for Families Shopping Online for Cremation Urns

Tips for Families Shopping Online for Cremation Urns

Unsure whether you should make the important purchase of a loved one’s cremation urn online? Find many great reasons why you might want to consider buying from an online urn store like Stardust Memorials. There are lots of good reasons to purchase a cremation urn online rather than at the funeral home, and cost isn't the only important consideration.
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Stardust Memorials Proud to Be Named a 50 Companies to Watch in 2015

Stardust Memorials Proud to Be Named a 50 Companies to Watch in 2015

Stardust Memorials is proud to be named one of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch in 2015. The program is sponsored by Michigan Celebrates Small Business which is an awards program created by various Michigan governmental agencies to recognize and reward exceptional entrepreneurship in the state.
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