Cremation

Many families seek out special ways to remember loved ones after our services have been rendered. As cremations become more popular in Texas and around the U.S., choosing cremation jewelry can leave you with a staggering array of choices. In our most recent blog entry, we...

When families come into pick up the cremation ashes (formally called cremation remains), they ask what the ashes look like. This is a perfectly acceptable and understandable question, especially for those who plan on doing a scattering ceremony. To the untrained eye, the gray powder you...

In my last blog, I discussed customizing memorials and funerals as well as how to choose a location and make the service more personal. Today, I’d like to look at some ways to help make that special time for loved ones even more memorable. Memory tables...

There is a big trend towards hosting your own custom funeral or memorial. The biggest benefit is getting to create a service that perfectly reflects the life and uniqueness of your loved one. Often when traditional funeral homes plan a service, they tend to follow...

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...

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...