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How To Fill Cremation Jewelry

We are often asked how to fill a jewelry urn with a loved one’s ashes. The process is simple, but quite different than that of filling a large display cremation urn. 
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Dignified Elephant Cremation Urns

Since ancient times, elephants have captured the fascination of human beings. Their astounding intelligence, as observed in their sophisticated communication, mourning rituals and deep sense of family ties, fascinates the minds and hearts of many. It is no surprise that elephant cremation urns are a pleasing option for families who have chosen cremation and are now at the point of narrowing down their selection.
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Memorial Photos, Keepsakes, and Life-like Wakes

Ever heard of mourning photography? Your grandparents most likely knew of it as a common practice. It wasn’t all that long ago that we routinely photographed the dead to create a memorial keepsake.
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How I Want to be Buried, Cremated, or Composted

When it comes to death, we have a much broader range of options than ever before. And we can choose options that express not only the way we’ve lived, but the way we want to be memorialized. Here is information about these options, and why people commonly choose them.
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What about Pet Cremation Urns for Large and Small Animals?

A family pet, often thought of as a dog or cat, can also include a horse, bird or even a hamster or snake. Pet memorial services offer a dignified way to honor the beloved pet. Another option is to keep the pet’s ash remains in a notable animal urn for ashes or memorial keepsake.
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5 Questions to Ask About Cremation

We have culled a few of the most common questions about cremation. Answers to questions such as how the body is prepared to the storage of cremains in cremation urns, and more, are addressed in this article.
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How Much do Cremation Urns Cost?

Options abound in the retail world of cremation urns. We find that customers often choose an urn because of its aesthetic appeal, and where the urn will reside, as well as its price. Several variables affect cost, such as the material of which the urn is made, size, type of urn, purpose for which it will be used, and style. Here is an overview that provides a frame of reference when considering the abundant options.
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Choosing a Medium-sized Cremation Urn

By 2020 the cremation rate in the U.S. is expected to rise to 54.3 percent. The idea of a “one size fits all” cremation urn doesn’t make the grade. In response to interest and needs, cremation urns are now available in extra small, small, medium, large, and extra-large, as well as in a variety of materials, themes, and designs.

In this blog, we focus on medium-sized cremation urns. 

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Considering an epitaph for a cremation urn

Epitaphs of every type remain an important mainstay in modern funerary culture. But how can personal sentiments be incorporated on a memorial urn or a cremation necklace for ashes when these pieces are so much smaller than a burial headstone? The good news is they can.
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Faux Pas, Spirits, and Keeping Cremated Ashes in the Home

I’ve run into people who wonder if it’s bad luck to keep ashes at home. Maybe that depends on whether you believe in spirits, and if they're considered good or bad to have around.

There are countless ways to care for cremated ashes as our previous blog discusses. But many times, cremation ashes are kept at home. Why?

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How to mail cremated remains, How to send ashes overseas, How to travel with ashes

There are a number of issues to consider in transporting cremated human remains that require advance planning and informed decisions. The key is to plan ahead by knowing your postal options, or by contacting airlines, embassies, or other appropriate officials pursuant to your travel or shipping situation. In response to questions customers often ask, here are guidelines to help ensure the process leads to a satisfying conclusion.
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The Ubiquitous Heart in Cremation Necklaces

Many classical and medieval philosophers and scientists, including Aristotle and the Roman physician Galen, considered the heart as the seat of thought, reason or emotion. The Stoics taught that the heart was where the human soul resided.
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