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Monthly Archives: November 2018

  • Throughout this week, family and friends will gather together on Thanksgiving to take stock of their blessings and to be thankful for so many things. We at Cremation Society of America would like to take a moment to express our thanks to YOU for the privilege to serve YOU. Without YOU, we would not be able to do what we love: provide respectful and dignified cremation services during a time of stress and sadness.

    It may sound a bit cliché but we Americans are blessed by living in the greatest, most generous nation in the world. We should be thankful for all of the sacrifices of those who came before us so that we may be free. In case you were wondering how the Thanksgiving Holiday came to be, here is a brief history:

    Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states.

    The original feast in 1621 occurred sometime between September 21 and November 11. Unlike our modern holiday, it was three days long. The event was based on English harvest festivals, which traditionally occurred around the 29th of September. After that first harvest was completed by the Plymouth colonists, Gov. William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer, shared by all the colonists and neighboring Indians. In 1623 a day of fasting and prayer during a period of drought was changed to one of thanksgiving because the rain came during the prayers. Gradually the custom prevailed in New England of annually celebrating thanksgiving after the harvest.

    During the American Revolution a yearly day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress. In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom, and by the middle of the 19th century many other states had done the same.

    In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a day of thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November, which he may have correlated it with the November 21, 1621, anchoring of the Mayflower at Cape Cod. Since then, each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set the date for Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday of November in 1939 (approved by Congress in 1941.)

    We at Cremation Society of America would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you cherish these moments surrounded by family and friends in the spirit of joy and Thanksgiving.

Monthly Archives: November 2018

  • Loss of loved one can indeed be a very disappointing affair. In fact, sometimes, we just can’t get rid of such thoughts and it is burdening to move on. However, you need to accept the fact and tackle this situation in the best way.

    You need to select the right kind of cremation package; this is necessary because they will carry out all the tasks in a professional manner. Your loved one deserves to receive the best treatment for sure.

    Search for a very good cremation service provider as all the responsibilities will be taken care of by him. Shortlisting the best company is necessary as professionalism is displayed at each and every step.

    These cremation services are highly affordable and are pretty economical; when you choose a complete package, it proves to be more affordable than the one you are going to manage. For example, you will have to take care of all the burial responsibilities. However, when a professional is hired, things are going to be easier. They will handle heavy works too & you won’t have that burden of managing everything during this grief period.

    1. Finding the right cremation package is easy. Only thing is you need a very good company to do so. The Internet is your best friend while doing so. You can easily access a variety of websites. Whenever you browse, you will get professional services nearby. All you have to do is figure out which the best one is.

    2. Select an affordable package. Don’t extend your budget always. Keep your budgets ready and plan accordingly. Right from the start, you need to stick to the plan. Compare the prices and book a package in line with that. Sometimes, you will get the best plan while at other times, you will have to bargain. Good discounts will be given in the final pricing, however, it’s necessary for you to know the kind of services you are looking for.

    3. Not only cremation, but even other things will be taken care of. For instance, duties after cremation, duties before that and other extra elements. Rather than organizing everything on your own, it’s good to do things professionally.

    4. Check what all is included in the package. Always select the package that includes everything together. This is indeed a great way to get good value. You can access things conveniently and decide on the best one. Preferably, select the one that also offers medical reports. This is indeed very vital while selecting the package.

    Whenever you are out finalizing the right package, you have to take several factors into consideration. Of course, your loved one should get only good things from you after he has left the world. There should be no stone left unturned during the funeral. With the right tips and tricks, you will surely be able to find a good provider. Don’t hurry for everything. Be calm and composed and accordingly plan things. A professional will serve you in the best way.