Memorial Reef: Creating a new life in the afterlife!

The death care industry in the United States is presently experiencing a period of significant change.  Americans are turning to cremation as a funeral alternative at a much higher rate than was originally forecast.  Tradition is eroding, environmentalism is expanding, and the memorialization aspect of the funeral ritual now presents boundless possibilities when the body … Read more

How to transport cremated remains

This guide to shipping cremated remains aims to highlight exactly what you need to know to transport cremated remains, either within the United States or to another country.  As the cremation rate increases and families are more dispersed, there is a growing demand for the easy transportation of cremated remains.  In some cases, the family … Read more

How to create your own memorial tributes

Memorial tributes form an integral part of how we commemorate the memory of the person we have lost.  There are many forms of memorial tributes, and new ones are emerging as modernity fuses with the funeral industry, and memorialization becomes an intrinsic aspect of death care rituals. Funeral homes offer various memorial tribute services as … Read more

Creating an Online Memorial Tribute

We all spend more waking hours in the ‘digital world’ these days, and with 89.4% of the U.S. population online(1), living our life, and indeed our eternity, in a virtual space is becoming an intrinsic aspect of our culture.  Culturally the ‘space’ of online memorials is becoming our virtual cemeteries! For those of you who … Read more

Cemetery Plot Buying and Selling

The funeral industry has witnessed many changes to tradition in recent years, one of which is the purchasing and selling of cemetery plots.  The costs for a burial plot can vary enormously from area to area, and even within a cemetery.  In order to secure plots, many families buy cemetery plots well in advance to … Read more

Ash Scattering

How to Scatter Ashes Where Can Ashes be Scattered Scattering By Sea Memorial Reefs Holyland Ash Scattering Cremation Diamonds Scattering By Air Ascension Scattering Cremation Fireworks Balloon Scattering Ashes Scattered into Space Niche and Quirky Options for Ash Scattering Cremated remains, ‘cremains’, and ash scattering Once a body is cremated, the remains, which are often … Read more

A Guide to Buying a Casket

The purchase of a casket or coffin is an integral aspect of making funeral arrangements. It is also typically the single, largest purchase related to a funeral.  Unfortunately, most people are thrust into making a decision about buying a casket when they are feeling extremely emotional, and this means their buying decisions are not necessarily … Read more

Air Transportation for Funeral Homes

With a more transient population today, and with the size of the United States alone, the need for the transportation of human remains has been growing in demand.  As families have moved away from their State of origin for employment, relationships or retirement so has the issue of ‘repatriating’ their remains following death become a … Read more

Cremation Urns

A complete Guide to Buying a Cremation Urn There is a wide array of Cremation Urns available on the market today, and as the cremation rate in the U.S. increases, so this market will expand.  In addition to the market for Cremation Urns for human remains, there is also a large market for keepsake urns … Read more