With the Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start to Summer upon us, we at Cremation Society of America want to take a moment to salute all men and women who have given their lives to protect the United States of America. What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the … Continue reading We Honor Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day
Now that the Summer is just around the corner, many families focus their attention on the end of the school year and the inevitable summer travel plans. We at Cremation Society of America believe that your travel plans should include Travel Protection. What if a Loved One passes away while traveling to visit family or … Continue reading The Summer Travel Season is Around the Corner. Do You Have a Cremation Plan?
Your loved one’s Direct Cremation is now complete, and you have just received a rectangular cardboard box from us at Cremation Society of America. You notice that the cardboard box is a bit heavier than you imagined. A lifetime of emotions seems to wash over you simultaneously as you open the box to discover your … Continue reading What do I do with cremated remains?
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 Explained
Even though Direct Cremation is steadily overtaking funeral homes as the arrangement of choice for most Americans and their loved ones, some cremation providers can be saddled with a tedious or inconvenient process to purchase a cremation. At Cremation Society of America, we continually seek to make our Direct Cremation Services the easiest and most … Continue reading Arranging a Direct Cremation is Easy – and Affordable
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