aCremation Blog

Unique urns: Creativity is now in your control

February 13th, 2018

I have always liked the Disney quote, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” That’s pretty much where we are now when it comes to unique urns and scattering choices. No longer are loved ones limited to a handful of options that look basically the same. Creativity has skyrocketed, making the choices nearly …

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Decoding cremation fees

February 1st, 2018

Have you sat through a cremation arrangement meeting with a funeral home? If so, you probably reached the end of the financial paperwork and asked, “What are all the cremation fees?” Let’s talk about some of the most common ones. Cremation Permit and Medical Examiner Fees When the Medical Examiner becomes directly involved, there can …

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Thanks to the year-round Christmas Angels

December 18th, 2017

I’m not a grief counselor although I’ve benefited greatly from the ones I know. And I’m not a pastor or priest. But I am a funeral director who has experienced all sides of the Holiday Season and am grateful for those who help make this season special…and sometimes even just survivable for those recently experiences …

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Columbarium: Above-ground urn placement

August 9th, 2017

My brother and his family are planning a trip to New Orleans. Like many tourists, one of the items on their “to do” list is visiting one of the Crescent City’s famous above ground cemeteries. Thanks mostly to the high water table there, approximately 90 percent of burials are above ground. This is only one …

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Burial vaults for cremation urns

July 17th, 2017

You may know that full-body in-ground burials usually involve a reinforced concrete outer burial container, often called a burial vault. But did you know the same goes for burying cremation urns? First of all, it’s not because of the law. Most states, including Texas, do NOT require outer burial vault containers. However, most cemeteries DO …

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