A Guide To Cremation Jewelry

Many creative uses for cremated ashes have come up in recent years. One of the popular new options for cremated remains is to mix the ashes into a commemorative item, such as a piece of jewelry. If you are considering an unusual option for cremated remains, read on to find out the logistics and benefits of this option.  Benefits of Cremation Jewelry There are a few benefits to choosing to make jewelry with cremated ashes instead of opting for other, more traditional final resting places. Read More 

What To Consider When Making A Headstone Inscription

Coming up with a headstone inscription to honor the memory of a loved one can be daunting, but it can also bring you great comfort if you choose the right wording. The tips below can guide you in the process so you can come up with something inspirational and expressive.   Choose the headstone material wisely The material used for the headstone often sets the length of the inscription. If you want an inscription with lots of small italics, for instance, limestone would be an unsuitable choice, as the wording would be hard to read and wouldn't last very long. Read More 

Important Things You MUST Know About Direct Cremation

Someone whom you loved passed away and you are responsible for taking care of their remains. While burial is still a very popular option, direct cremation is one of the quickest and least expensive. This makes it useful if you don't have a lot of time to make arrangements or if money is tight in your family. The Average Cost Of Cremation Typically, a direct cremation costs about $1,100 for the cremation and the cremation urn. Read More 

Simple Ways To Keep Children Occupied At A Funeral

If you've made the decision to take your children to an upcoming funeral, hopefully you've spent some time thinking about whether they're ready for this setting and occasion. If you believe the answer to this question is a "yes," it's important to remember that you should have a few tricks up your sleeve to keep your kids occupied at times. While they should sit quietly and attentively during the service itself, the reality is that there's often plenty of downtime at funerals between the service and the reception -- and it's important that the children keep quiet so that they don't disturb other attendees. Read More 

Five Tips For Arranging A Wake And Funeral When You Are Part Of A Quarreling Family

When a loved one passes away, many members of the family want to show their last respects and grieve the loss of someone that they loved. If you have a family that is in a bitter feud, it can be hard to get both sides of the family together in one place to mourn the loss in peace. The following guide walks you through some tips for ensuring your loved one's funeral goes as smoothly as possible when you have a quarreling family. Read More