Cremation Services Blog Posts
How to Plan and Plant a Memorial Garden
After the death of a loved one, it’s natural to seek out ways to honor their memory. A memorial garden of any shape or size can be a wonderful tribute to your loved one and will serve as a place of healing.
Going Out With a Bang: Cremation Fireworks
Cremation fireworks are the incorporation of a loved one’s ashes into a fireworks display. This can be an especially dramatic, amazing, and just plain fun way to celebrate the life of the departed.
Apple’s Legacy Contact: Accessing Your Loved One’s Phone After They Die
A Legacy Contact is a person that you designate to have access to your Apple account’s data in the event of your death. So if you’ve ever wondered what happens to your phone after you die, read on to learn how to choose a Legacy Contact and what that means.
What is a Death Doula?
A death doula is someone who helps someone else in their transition of death. Not only can the doula assist the person who is dying, but they can also help families and friends as they deal with the loss.
Scattering Ashes at Sea: 5 Service Providers in Southern California
Whether you’re in Southern California, on the East Coast, or in the Midwest, scattering ashes in a body of water is a common practice when it comes to honoring a loved one. The symbolism—of literally letting your loved one go, can be cathartic and beautiful, a meaningful step in the grieving process.
E-Commerce and the End-of-Life Industry
With nearly everything available for online purchase today, from mattresses to groceries, more and more industries are adapting their businesses to e-commerce, including the cremation industry.
Scattering Ashes in California in 2023: A Complete Guide
California families have many options when it comes to scattering ashes in the Golden State: From the world’s tallest trees to historic landmarks, from national parks to urban beaches, you’re sure to find a place that celebrates your loved one's life in a fitting way.
A Guide to Cremation Costs in California
While families and friends work through the grief after a loved one passes away, another burden that’s rarely discussed is the financial deficit that funerals can put families in.
Why You Should Plan Ahead: A Primer on Prepaid Funeral Plans
Prepaid funerals are a great option for everyone. Preplanning is worthy of consideration because it takes care of all decisions ahead which can save you time, money, and stress during a difficult time.
Death Certificates: Everything You Need to Know
A death certificate is important because when it comes to closing accounts and taking care of an individual’s finances, the certificate is proof that what you are doing is legal. However, before you receive a death certificate, you must register the death.
A Guide to Burial and Cremation in Los Angeles
Whether you decide to go with cremation or a more traditional burial arrangement for you or your family member, making that choice can be challenging, especially with all of the options and costs associated with each selection.
What is a General Price List?
During the process of planning a funeral, you might come across the phrase “General Price List.” A General Price List (GPL) is a short, one-page sheet that includes all of the costs associated with the funeral or cremation services you are considering.
Is a Casket Required for Cremation?
There are many questions that arise when it comes to funeral planning, and if you are considering cremation in Los Angeles, you may wonder what’s required for the process.
How to Plan an Unforgettable Celebration of Life Service
When we die, our stories live on. Funerals, memorial services, and visitations can provide comfort and closure to family and friends after death.
How to Write an Obituary
When we leave this world, we leave behind the story of our lives. It can be a daunting task to write an obituary while your head is swimming with grief.
How Long Does Cremation Take?
When dealing with the death of a loved one, it’s important to understand the timeline so families can plan and make arrangements.
5 Things to Know About What to Do with Cremains
After the death of a loved one, there are many important decisions you have to make. You'll need to make arrangements for a burial and/or local cremation.
Debunking Cremation Myths
Cremation has grown in popularity throughout the world. However, Americans still hold a number of misconceptions when it comes to this method of dealing with remains.
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