Local Cremation Blog

Choosing a cremation urn for the cemetery

January 29th, 2019

Searches for traditional urns usually bring many, many choices. By traditional, I mean the ones that are displayed indoors. The options are more limited when you consider cremation urn containers that will hold cremated remains outdoors, either above or below ground. Above ground Some cemeteries have a columbarium, which features numerous individual niches to hold …

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A salute to National Cemeteries

December 6th, 2018

Some of the most dignified, hallowed, and beautiful grounds in the U.S.A. are our National Cemeteries. On Veterans Day and Memorial Day, we often see news footage of ceremonies at the most famous one, Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, Arlington may be the only one most Americans know. It may surprise you to …

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What is the cost of cremation compared to burial?

October 24th, 2018

Is family more important than money? Of course, but financial considerations for the cost of cremation or burial are no small matter, especially when you have limited income and need to keep a close eye on expenses. No matter how extravagantly we want to honor loved ones who have passed away, we must make smart …

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Average funeral costs and affordable alternatives

October 9th, 2018

Funeral planning can be hard, especially for the family members. There are many things to consider while making preparations and planning for the burial of your loved ones.  Many families are surprised by the high costs and all the charges that can sneak in once you start getting into the details. This is why companies …

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Funeral visitation (Part 2): What to say

June 22nd, 2018

In my last blog, I talked about where to have a visitation and who should attend. But that’s not all there is to know. I’d like to share a little more on the topic for those who are unfamiliar with the tradition and purpose of having a time of visitation to talk with the family …

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