Local Cremation Blog

Cremation urns: What to do with cremated remains?

February 1st, 2018

As cremation rates are on the rise, so are the options available for cremation urns. There are now wonderful, unique options to honor a special loved one.

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Who do you call if you have a death at Christmas?

December 18th, 2017

Deaths at Christmas are extremely difficult. Funeral Directors are here to help on the Holidays too.

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Why do I need a burial container?

August 9th, 2017

In my conversations with families about cemetery burials, I find that many don’t know about the outer burial container – commonly called “vaults” – or don’t understand why we have them. So I’d like share a little about these containers that began as a form of crime prevention (more about that in a moment) and …

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Columbarium or mausoleum: Above ground, permanent resting places

July 17th, 2017

At some point, you’ve probably passed a traditional cemetery and wondered about the ornate building(s) on the grounds. More often than not, that building is a mausoleum. It could also be a columbarium, or a combination of both. Here’s a quick look at where those terms came from and what they mean now. The National …

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‘Green Burial’ and ‘Green Cremation’ Options to Consider

June 29th, 2017

Most of us grew up thinking conventional burial after death was a given. You have likely attended a religious funeral where a traditional, ornate casket was chosen. Perhaps you’ve attended a graveside service and seen the reinforced concrete vault where the casket is placed and then closed. From a historical perspective, the practice of using …

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