Reconstructing a faded tattoo in Photoshop

So many times, an urn begins with an idea. Someone might think about a fond memory they had, or an aspect of their loved one that was particularly beautiful or easy to recall. That winning smile, or even a favorite tattoo, could be recreated on an urn and available for all eternity. We often hold […]

Catholic Cremation: But Should We Not...

                                                     Religions have unique perspectives on cremation, and whether or not their belief systems can accommodate cremation as the preferred option worldwide.  Many religions have re-examined their positions to make room […]

When Death Takes a Holiday

Many people think that death is largely unpredictable, but this may not be true. Some studies show that the day of the week, and the day of the year in which people die are actually more predictable than might seem possible. Although some of these circumstances are affected by things outside a person’s control, people […]

Green Cremation: Disputing That Cremation Is Bad For The Environment

As cremation trends toward the norm across the United States, critics come out of the chemically-untreated woodwork. Cremation is an unsafe practice, they say. The act of cremation emits dangerous toxins into the environment, and consumes huge quantities of energy simply to turn one body into ashes. While some of these complaints have a small […]

Cremation in the Jewish Tradition

As the popularity of cremation expands throughout the United States, many religious scholars and clerics find themselves stuck in a conundrum. Within the next few years, cremation will likely become the norm in the U.S. Even in the Jewish tradition, where cremation has been considered taboo for centuries, congregations are dealing with more faithful members […]

What Happens To Uncollected Ashes

A death in the winter. Difficulty scheduling a memorial. Family members unprepared to accept the death of a loved one. There are many reasons that people never go to collect the ashes of their loved ones after they die and are cremated. Unlike traditional burials, cremated remains take up little space. Since ashes do not […]

What Is An Urn Vault?

Urn Vaults: Providing Ultimate Protection For Cremation Urns Regardless of the many choices people have for cremation urns for ashes, some families prefer to stick with tradition. Historically, cremation urns have been stored in a permanent place in a cemetery, or otherwise kept at home. People who wish to have their ashes placed in an urn […]