Aquamation is an alternative to cremation also known as alkaline hydrolysis. As the name suggests, aquamation is a water-based method of final disposition that has been gaining popularity in recent years.
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.
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.
As the only external processor authorized by agencies across the nation for ordering vital records online, VitalChek is by far the best solution for funeral homes that order death certificates as a service, reducing the wait time from weeks to days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When dealing with the death of a loved one, it’s important to understand the timeline so families can plan and make arrangements.