We at Cremation Society of America are reminded during this holiday season of how thankful we should be for all of YOU! 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 … Continue reading We Are Truly Thankful
What is a Death Certificate? Here at Cremation Society of America, one of the questions most often asked of us is how to order a Death Certificate and why is it required for Direct Cremation. A Death Certificate is an official document that serves as certified proof that someone has passed away. This document will … Continue reading Death Certificates Primer
At Cremation Society of America, we see all-too-often clients who had failed to properly plan for the day that is inevitable for all of us: the day that we pass away. It’s never a pleasant subject and one that most of us would prefer to address at a later date. What happens if that “later … Continue reading Estate Planning – How to Get Organized
We are well into the Fall season and the time has come to consider your Holiday travel plans to visit family and friends. Have you also considered your plans in the event that a loved one passes away while out of town? “Direct Cremation”, sometimes called “Simple Cremation” or “Immediate Cremation” is when the cremation … Continue reading The Holiday Travel Season is Upon Us. Do You Have a Plan?
At Cremation Society of America, we’re often asked by the families we serve, how long will it be for their loved one’s ashes or “cremains” are returned to them after the Direct Cremation process is complete. It takes CSA 7-10 business days to perform the cremation from the time we receive all necessary approvals. Then in 1-2 days, the … Continue reading Hand Delivery of Your Loved One’s Ashes
At Cremation Society of America, a question that we’re often asked by clients is “Do I Need a Will?” We’d like to help you and your family consider some of the aspects of a Will and the end-of-life decisions that you may need to contemplate. The Need for a Will A Will makes for a … Continue reading Do I Need a Will?
A loved one has passed away and you are the parent, guardian or family friend of a child who is grieving the loss of the same loved one, be it a sibling, parent, grandparent, or other person close to the child. You are faced with the daunting task of not only coming to terms with … Continue reading How to Help a Child Understand Cremation
At Cremation Society of America, one question that we’re often asked by clients is “Can I witness the Direct Cremation of my loved one in person?” Many may envision themselves accompanying their loved one’s casket as it moves through the cremation process at the crematory. The truth is that you cannot be present during a … Continue reading Can I be Present at a Direct Cremation?
We at Cremation Society of America are often asked what is a Direct Cremation and why Direct Cremations have become the preferred choice of an ever-increasing number of Americans. Direct Cremation is not just about cost savings. It’s well-established that Direct Cremation is much more affordable than burial – and the cost gap will only … Continue reading Direct Cremation Basics
“Next of Kin”: What Does It Really Mean? When you are faced with the loss of a loved one or if you are pre-planning cremation arrangements and/or a will, you will undoubtedly find the term “Next of Kin” used frequently. It sounds a bit “folksy” or old-fashioned but this is term that is still used … Continue reading How is Next of Kin Defined?