What is Cremation?

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November 07, 2018 // All About Cremation

Updated on 11/13/2020

What is Cremation?

Cremation is the process of burning a dead body into ashes. Death is normally a difficult topic we all avoid discussing, because it is uncomfortable and painful.

“Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.” • Lemony Snicket

What is Cremation?

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November 07, 2018 // All About Cremation

Updated on 11/13/2020

What is Cremation?

Cremation is the process of burning a dead body into ashes. Death is normally a difficult topic we all avoid discussing, because it is uncomfortable and painful.

“Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.” • Lemony Snicket

8 Popular Questions About Cremation Answered

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April 19, 2018 // All About Cremation

Updated on 11/4/20

Cremation is the popular choice for people in 2020, but it remains a mystery to many. From environmental effects on the ozone layer to the forgotten ashes in a funeral home’s basement. There are many facts about cremation people don’t know, here’s the truth.

8 Popular Questions About Cremation Answered

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April 19, 2018 // All About Cremation

Updated on 11/4/20

Cremation is the popular choice for people in 2020, but it remains a mystery to many. From environmental effects on the ozone layer to the forgotten ashes in a funeral home’s basement. There are many facts about cremation people don’t know, here’s the truth.

Cremation's Long Rise to Greatness in North America

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People might think that cremation has been an easy choice forever. The truth is more complicated. Cremation has a long and winding history in North America. It grew at a slow pace. Then, in just a handful of decades, it exploded into the most popular choice today.

Moral & Legal Disposition of Cremated Remains

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For an increasing number of people, the decision to cremate is simple. What they may or may not do with the ashes is a different matter entirely. While traditional burial is fairly straightforward, cremation opens up a world of choices for people planning for the future and their families. This decision comes with a variety of new concerns to address. By looking at the legal, religious and moral ramifications surrounding cremation, families can make the best selections for them and their loved ones' final wishes.

Moral & Legal Disposition of Cremated Remains

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For an increasing number of people, the decision to cremate is simple. What they may or may not do with the ashes is a different matter entirely. While traditional burial is fairly straightforward, cremation opens up a world of choices for people planning for the future and their families. This decision comes with a variety of new concerns to address. By looking at the legal, religious and moral ramifications surrounding cremation, families can make the best selections for them and their loved ones' final wishes.

Green Cremation: Disputing That Cremation Is Bad For The Environment

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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 nugget of truth, the misrepresentation of information is striking. Experts claim that cremation and use of biodegradable urns are actually far more environmentally-friendly than a traditional burial, particularly when modern technologies and new approaches are used.

Green Cremation: Disputing That Cremation Is Bad For The Environment

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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 nugget of truth, the misrepresentation of information is striking. Experts claim that cremation and use of biodegradable urns are actually far more environmentally-friendly than a traditional burial, particularly when modern technologies and new approaches are used.

Unique Ways to Store Ashes

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When choosing cremation, you must decide what to do with the ashes of your loved one. In addition to dispersing ashes in a favorite place or storing them in a funeral urn, a wide array of other options are available. The choices are virtually limitless and greatly different in style and purpose. Ashes can be a visible part of everyday life or small cherished keepsakes brought out only for special occasions. The choice is yours. Ashes can be kept in a variety of vessels such as jewelry, holiday ornaments, home decor, and many other everyday accessories.