Direct Cremation continues to be the preferred choice of families in the United States in lieu of more traditional funeral services. Direct Cremation is far more affordable and offers families the flexibility to arrange for services at time and place more convenient for the family. One example of such flexibility is the Scattering of Ashes … Continue reading Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes at Sea
As an increasing number of Americans choose Cremation over traditional burials, Cremation Scams and Fraudulent Practices are also on the rise. As with IRS scams and Banking scams, Cremation Scams are aimed at people 65 and older. Fraudsters and scammers attempt to take advantage of the sadness, grief and confusion many feel in the aftermath … Continue reading Don’t Fall Victim to Cremation Scams
We at Cremation Society of America are often asked by our clients whether Direct Cremations are tax deductible. The short answer for Individual Taxpayers is No. But this merits further explanation. We also strongly recommend that you consult with your tax specialist. These days, the median cost of a funeral can be $8,000 with many … Continue reading Are Direct Cremations Tax Deductible?
Cremations have overtaken traditional burials with more than 50 percent of all Americans choosing cremation and the percentage is expected to continue to increase. In addition, more and more families are choosing Direct Cremation instead of traditional funeral services. Funeral service providers across the nation reported that 70 to 80 percent of their services feature Direct … Continue reading Why are Direct Cremations more Popular than Funeral Services?
Children are capable of wonderful questions. During a recent client meeting, a young child asked us whether his grandmother would be cremated with her clothes on. What an amazing yet simple question! We thought that this would be a good time to explain how to dress your loved one for a Direct Cremation. For thousands … Continue reading Direct Cremation: Dressing Your Loved One
During the next several weeks, family and friends will gather together on Christmas and New Years to celebrate the joy and blessings of the past year as well as the hope and promise of 2019. The entire Cremation Society of America Family would like to take this moment to wish you and your family a … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Cremation Society of America!
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 … Continue reading Let Us All Give Thanks
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 … Continue reading Choose an Appropriate Cremation Package to Protect Your Family from Grief and Stress
Now that the Fall is upon us, our attention soon turns to the upcoming Holidays and planning our travel to visit family and friends. What if a Loved One passes away while traveling to visit family? As we described in our Blog, “Direct Cremation”, sometimes called “Simple Cremation” or “Immediate Cremation” is when the cremation … Continue reading The Holiday Travel Season is Here. Do You Have a Plan?
So long as you use a licensed and reputable crematory or Cremation Service, you can assume that the ashes or cremains placed in your urn are indeed your loved one. However, many of us have asked ourselves the question “Is he or she REALLY in there? How would I really know? Did the crematory make … Continue reading How Can I Be Sure That the Cremains in My Urn are Actually Our Loved One?