Considerations For Launching Cremation Fireworks

If your loved one was cremated and you're looking for something unique to do with the cremated remains, you'll likely scour the internet — and be presented with a long list of unconventional ideas. While some people like the traditional ideas of keeping the remains in an urn inside the home or scattering them outside, there are many alternative ideas that might resonate with you. You'll find that there are several companies that will take the cremated remains, load them into fireworks, and then sell you the fireworks for you to launch. [Read More]

Consider A Trenching Ceremony To Release Your Loved One's Cremated Remains

When it comes to scattering the cremated remains of a departed family member, there are many different routes that you can take. While simply scattering the remains from an urn in a chosen location is a standard approach that many grieving families use, another option is to consider a trenching ceremony. This idea, which you execute alongside the water, can be poignant and may especially be fitting for honoring someone who enjoyed being in the water. [Read More]

Tips For Removing A Loved One's Wedding Band Before Cremation

If you're present when a family member takes his or her final breaths, one of the tasks that you'll need to perform upon your loved one's passing is to call the crematorium with which you previously made your direct cremation arrangements. As you wait for someone to come pick up your family member's body, you may wish to make some initial preparations. Jewelry will not survive the cremation process, which means that you might wish to retrieve the person's wedding band. [Read More]

Pros & Cons of an Outdoor Funeral Service

Although your initial thought when planning a funeral service for a deceased loved one may be to have the event take place in a funeral home, you may alternatively consider an outdoor service. If so, local funeral home services can help you prepare for this event by setting up chairs, providing a portable sound system, and offering any other details that you'll need to make the event go smoothly. Before you make a firm commitment about the location of the service, it's a good idea to carefully evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of having the service take place outdoors. [Read More]