Everything You Need to Know About Cremation Caskets

Whether you are making arrangements after the loss of a loved one or preplanning for yourself, there are a lot of decisions you will need to make and many small details to understand. If you're considering cremation, one concept you may encounter is a cremation casket. Here's what you need to know. What is a Cremation Casket? At its simplest definition, a cremation casket is any casket that someone may be cremated in. It can...

5 Interesting Things to Know About Cremation

In 1980, the cremation rate was just 20%. According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), the U.S. now sees a cremation rate of over 50.1%, which is expected to rise to 56.3% by the year 2020. Many factors underlie the shift—cremation is more affordable than traditional burial, families are more mobile and aren't as tied to particular locations in life or death, and beliefs around death practices are changing. Whether you're considering cremation...

What is a Cremation Diamond?

The old song says that diamonds are a "girl's best friend." With cremation diamonds, it's possible that the jewel could have come from the cremation remains of a friend, parent, or other loved one. These unique and lovely items certainly offer people with a lifelong memorial for their loved ones. If you are interested in creating a lasting memorial item from cremation ashes, you might consider having a cremation diamond made. What is a Cremation...

Why Prioritize Self-Care After Losing a Loved One

People have different reactions to the death of a close friend or family member. If you have recently lost a loved one, you should know that there is no right or wrong way to feel or display your grief. Still, very intense emotions can spark negative behavioral and even physical reactions. After the loss of a loved one, you might need to give yourself a break and take time to attend to your self-care. Typical...

Where to Put Cremation Urns in Your Home

Statistics show more and more people are turning to cremation rather than traditional burial, and while some loved ones are choosing to inter the cremated remains, still more are opting to keep the cremains in their homes as a lasting memorial to their loved one. Choosing a spot for your loved one’s urn isn’t always easy, but there are a few tips that can help you decide on the ideal location. First, Choose the Room...

What You Need to Know About Transporting Cremation Ashes

As cremation has increased in popularity, many people have wondered if they need to concern themselves with any rules for the transportation of cremation ashes. Since cremation remains only consist of a few pounds of nontoxic minerals, there aren’t really any actual safety issues. However, it might help to understand a few rules for different ways to transport cremated remains and urns. Transporting Cremation Ashes These are some things to learn about different forms of...

How to Plan for an Affordable Cremation

A few decades ago, very few American families chose cremation. However, both people's attitudes about cremation and economics have changed. If you'd like to make affordable plans for yourself or a loved one, you might consider the cost of various options. Every year, cremation has become a more popular option for American families. While you could spend over $10,000 on funeral services, a burial, and other final expenses, you could also plan to only spend...

What is Cremation Insurance?

Cremation insurance can help you fund the final expenses for yourself or another person affordably while you remain in control of the funds. Learn more about cremation insurance can help you plan a service in this podcast with Victor Buonfiglio of Boston Cremation. John Maher: Hi, I'm John Maher, and I'm here today with Victor Buonfiglio of Boston Cremation, and our topic is "What is Cremation Insurance". Welcome, Victor. Victor Buonfiglio: Hi, John. Cremation Insurance...

What is a Cremation Diamond?

This podcast with Boston Cremation discusses how cremation diamonds are made and how they can be a meaningful gift or special way to remember a loved one who has passed away. John Maher: Hi, I'm John Maher. I'm here today with Victor Buonfiglio of Boston Cremation. Our topic today is cremation diamonds. Welcome Victor. Victor Buonfiglio: Hi, John. Thanks for having me. What Is a Cremation Diamond? John: Sure. So Victor, what is a cremation...

Material for Funeral Urns

Learn about different types of materials that are used for funeral urns today and what you need to know in order to choose the right urn for a departed loved one or for yourself in the future. John Maher: Hi. I'm John Maher. I'm here today with Victor Buonfiglio of Boston Cremation. Our topic is materials for funeral urns. Welcome, Victor. Victor Buonfiglio: Hi John. What Are Funeral Urns Made Of? John: Victor, funeral urns...