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  • Why are Direct Cremations more Popular than Funeral Services?

    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?

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  • Direct Cremation: Dressing Your Loved One

    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

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  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Cremation Society of America!

    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!

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  • Let Us All Give Thanks

    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

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  • The Holiday Travel Season is Here. Do You Have a Plan?

    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?

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  • How Can I Be Sure That the Cremains in My Urn are Actually Our Loved One?

    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?

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  • What is Cremation Jewelry?

    After a loved one has been cremated, there are many ways to treat the cremains: For example, you can place the cremains in an urn and display in your home or office. You can also choose to scatter your loved one’s ashes in the sea or in a location that was meaningful to your loved … Continue reading What is Cremation Jewelry?

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  • Choosing an Urn for Cremains

    As with all Cremation pre-planning, the time to choose an Urn for your loved one is well in advance. With the myriad of decisions that will bombard you and your family in the days following the passing of a loved one, Pre-Planning can bring a certain bit of peace to all involved. When it comes … Continue reading Choosing an Urn for Cremains

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  • Beware of Cremation Scams

    As more and more families choose Cremation as their funeral choice, 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 Beware of Cremation Scams

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