Jessie Martinez

3 Major Advantages Of Cremation For A Deceased Family Member

When a family member passes on, it's important to plan for their funeral. Part of this involves figuring out what will be done with their body. There are several options, but cremation services are worth considering because of the following advantages.  Cost-Effective If you went the traditional route where your family member was placed into a casket, then there are a lot of costs you have to cover. The price of a casket alone can range into the thousands, which isn't always feasible for families today. Read More 

Making It Through The Loss Of A Loved One While Having To Social Distance

With strict social distancing orders making their way across the country due to COVID-19 in 2020, people who lost loved ones were faced with new challenges. Normally crowded funeral homes had to keep crowds to more conservative sizes of ten people or less, and many more people opted for cremation over traditional burial because of restrictions on gathering. If you lose a loved one during a pandemic when social distancing is critical, you can expect there to be a lot of differences in how things take place with the funeral home. Read More 

Definitions Of Common Cremation Terminology

If you are planning on discussing cremation as your end-of-life arrangement, it is best if you know a few relevant terms. Here is a look at some of the general terminology associated with cremation.  Columbarium A columbarium is a structure that is meant to be a public place for urns to be stored for the long term, and these places can be freestanding, part of another building, or incorporated into a cemetery. Read More 

Social Distancing and the Death of a Loved One: 3 Tips for Honoring the Deceased

Social distancing has changed the way that many routine activities are conducted. While people are staying away from public places and avoiding large gatherings, some events seem to lose their meaning. Honoring a loved one who has passed during this period of social distancing can seem like a challenge. Large memorial services are not an option, but there are still plenty of things that you can do to memorialize your loved one and honor his or her life. Read More 

5 Tips To Plan A Funeral Even With Coronavirus Worries

Planning a funeral is never enjoyable. But during the pandemic of 2020, it has an added dimension of complexity — the need to practice social distancing while grieving a loved one. Even through funeral services are operating as an essential service of your community, you may want to take some creative steps to ensure everyone can mourn in a safe but necessary manner. Here are a few ways to do just that. Read More