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Cremation

Cremation is an alternative to burial in which the body is burned to ash. Taking place in a specialized crematorium, this is a less expensive option for final disposition.

Alternative options for cremains

Cremated remains (cremains) are typically stored in an urn within a loved one's home, but this is only one of the options you can choose. Today, you have a lot of freedom to choose any alternative when it comes to your cremains. Some of the more popular options are tree burials, scattering ceremonies, or creating a memorial diamond. Some families opt for something a little less traditional, like getting a tattoo with a loved one's ashes, creating a vinyl, or even blasting them into space.

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Urns

An urn is a vessel used to hold cremated remains (cremains). Though most people are familiar with traditional urns, they actually come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. From eco-friendly urns that grow into trees to keepsake urns that only hold a small bit of ashes, this is a highly personal decision for families. Ultimately, the urn is yet another way to express your legacy and your impact.

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What is cremation

This burial alternative involves the disposition of the dead through burning. The body is reduced to essential elements (ash and bone fragments) through intense heat and evaporation. Taking place in a specially designed furnace called a cremation chamber, this is an affordable, more sustainable option for disposition. Recently, cremation became more popular than burial in the United States, and this popularity is only expected to grow.

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How Does Turning Pet Ashes Into Diamonds Work?

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

15 Beautiful Urn Types to Honor Mom

By Sam Tetrault, BA in English

20 Types of Urns for an Infant, Toddler or Child’s Ashes

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

How to Properly Scatter Ashes at the Beach: 8 Steps

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

How to Properly Ship Cremated Remains With USPS: Step-By-Step

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

What Happens to Ashes After They’re Buried Underground?

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

What’s a Cinerary Urn & Where Were They Used?

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

20+ Unique Urn Ideas for a Non-Traditional Loved One

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

What Size Urn Will You Need for Your Dog?

By Kate Wight, BA in English

28 Unique Memorial Lockets for Cremation Ashes

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

12 Popular Cremation Monument & Headstone Types Explained

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

15 Popular Types of Metal Cremation Urns for Ashes

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

14 Types of Viking-Style Urns for Ashes

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

10 Places You Can Get Free Cremation Urns

By Sam Tetrault, BA in English

12 Beautiful Urn Rings for a Loved One's Ashes

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

16 Types of Small Keepsake Urns for Ashes

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

27 Best Types of Wooden Urns for a Loved One’s Ashes

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

What Size Urn Do You Need for a Loved One’s Ashes?

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies