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Tips For Releasing A Loved One’s Cremated Remains In A Helium Balloon

One of the good things about a family member choosing to be cremated upon his or her death is that there's a seemingly endless list of ways that you can deal with the cremated remains. While many families favor a simple scattering ceremony at a place of significance, you may wish to evaluate the options that are a little more unorthodox. At some scattering ceremonies, the family will release helium balloons into the air — you can take this idea a step further and hire a company to put some of your loved one's remains in a large helium balloon that you can release — resulting in one of the more unique cremation scattering ceremonies around. Read More 

Steps To Take When A Loved One Dies During Travel

The last phone call that you ever want to receive when a loved one is away from home on a trip is that he or she has passed away. Whether the person was in an accident or died of natural causes in a hotel room, you'll be in for a severe shock when you're notified by the authorities. Decision making in a period of stress is a challenging enough, but when you're also deeply surprised by this news, you may feel frozen as to how to proceed. Read More 

3 Ways To Store Cremains Beyond Keeping Them On The Mantel

As the years go by, more and more people are opting for cremation over a traditional burial. In fact, about 40 percent of Americans choose cremation now, but in 1958, only about 20 percent chose to be cremated. While cremation does have its obvious advantages, from saving money to being more environmentally friendly, this choice does leave you to decide what to do with your cremains once the memorial service is over. Read More 

5 Meaningful Options To Consider For A Loved One’s Ashes

Cremation is becoming an increasingly popular way to deal with a loved one's remains. However, once your loved one has been cremated, you have to decide what to do with the ashes. There are a number of meaningful options. 1. Permanent Internment If you like the idea of burial but you want to opt for cremation because it's more affordable than traditional burial, you may still want to explore permanent internment. Read More 

Location-Based Factors To Evaluate When Buying A Burial Plot

Preplanning your funeral and burial means that after your passing, your family can grieve for you instead of scrambling to make arrangements. One important part of the preplanning process is to select and buy your burial plot in a local cemetery if you wish to be buried. It's worthwhile to visit the cemetery, perhaps with a few loved ones, to look at the available choices. In many cases, you'll have the option to select a plot where your headstone will be placed in several different areas, and you should evaluate a number of factors before you make your final decision. Read More