Knowing how to talk to kids about cremation can help you navigate one of the more difficult parent-child conversations you’re likely to ever have.
When we imagine a loved one’s cremation, many of us picture ourselves standing beside the casket as it’s placed within the crematory. But can you actually attend a direct cremation?
As challenging as it may be now to think about what you’ll do when your loved one is gone, it is often much more difficult to make such choices after a loss.
What is the ecological cost of traditional funeral services? What are the environmental benefits of choosing direct cremation instead?
No matter where you are in the Alzheimer’s journey, it’s never an easy path to walk. But looking ahead, difficult though it may be, can help give you clarity.
More and more people are trading caskets for urns when choosing burial options. According to statistics from the Cremation Association of North America, more than half the national population now prefer cremation to traditional burial.
Perhaps your loved one asked to be remembered simply, without fanfare or a big funeral service. Perhaps your family can’t afford the more expensive service packages that are available from many funeral homes. Whatever your reasons, you’re considering arranging cremation without a traditional funeral director.
It’s not easy to make plans in the wake of a loved one’s passing. Grief tends to make even simple tasks seem more complex. The key to getting through it is taking things one step at a time.
Arranging your own cremation may seem a daunting task—complicated, and perhaps quite distressing in theory. But in fact, settling post-life arrangements ahead of time can be much simpler—and more rewarding—than you might think.
Often insurance is the most effective way to begin making financial arrangements for end-of-life costs, such as cremation. But what exactly is cremation insurance, and how does it help you prepare for the future?