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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    July 18, 2019

    3 Cremation Options for Families With Varying Budgets

    Losing a loved one is one of life’s most difficult challenges. In the midst of intense grief, family members are expected to make final arrangements, which generally includes deciding between burial and cremation.

    The National Funeral Directors...

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    March 28, 2019

    7 Ways to Memorialize a Loved One Following Cremation

    Memorialization is an integral part of every culture. In fact, the very practice of memorialization dates back to 35,000 B.C. 

    While customs have changed over time, so too have family preferences. With more and more individuals choosing cremation,...

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    January 17, 2019

    3 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Cleveland Cremation Provider

    Following the loss of a loved one, there are upwards of 125 decisions to make in a short timeframe. 

    Families who choose cremation must select a cremation provider or funeral home to carry out the services. Choosing the right provider for you and...

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    December 6, 2018

    What You Need to Know When Scattering Cremated Remains in Ohio

    While many families that select burial typically choose to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery, cremation opens up the door to many possibilities.

    Think scattering, for example. While there are rules and regulations related to this disposition...

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    November 1, 2018

    Is Simple Cremation Right for My Loved One? 3 Factors to Keep in Mind

    Are you looking for ways to reduce the number of steps and stick to a budget in planning final arrangements for a loved one? If so, simple cremation may be right for you and your family.

    Simple cremation is a disposition method in which a body is...

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    April 26, 2018

    4 Questions to Consider When Selecting a Final Resting Place for Cremated Remains

    Selecting a final resting place for a loved one is a tough choice. You want them to be in a comforting location with potential significance to their life.

    While families that select burial typically choose to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery,...

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    February 15, 2018

    Can Catholics Be Cremated? A Growing Acceptance in the Catholic Community

    The rate of cremation in the U.S. is on the rise. In fact, the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) 2017 Cremation and Burial Report found that more than half of all Americans opted for cremation in 2016.

    What’s more, the NFDA projects...

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    August 3, 2017

    Funeral and Wake Etiquette: When to Attend the End-of-Life Celebration of an Acquaintance

    When someone you know experiences the loss of a loved one, your first reaction may be to help. But, you may not be sure what to say or do, especially if the deceased is only an acquaintance. This is a normal feeling, but there are several ways to...

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    July 20, 2017

    How to Choose an End of Life Celebration: Funeral vs. Wake

    Did you know that within the first 24 to 48 hours of someone passing, there are up to 125 decisions to make when planning a funeral? If a loved one has not already documented his or her wishes, a lot of quick decisions need to be made during an...

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    March 16, 2017

    4 Important Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Funeral Home

    Following the loss of a loved one, you may feel stressed or lost as you search for the best funeral home. Many families may not know the right features to look for to ensure they’re getting the best value and trusted care.

    For many, the following...

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