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Alternative Funerals

Lasting Memories

Planning a funeral is undeniably difficult. It’s emotional, unfamiliar and complicated. Doing some thinking in advance can make the process easier when the time comes. Plus a little forethought is a great way to learn about funeral options you may not have considered. If is sustainability is important to you, the greenest coffin you can buy is the one you don't buy. Embalming and caskets are not necessary and it is perfectly legal to be buried in a simple cloth shroud. After all, a traditionally scripted burial in a hardwood casket may not be the best fit for everyone
Alternative Funerals
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Lasting Memories

Planning a funeral is undeniably difficult. It’s emotional, unfamiliar and complicated. Doing some thinking in advance can make the process easier when the time comes. Plus a little forethought is a great way to learn about funeral options you may not have considered. If is sustainability is important to you, the greenest coffin you can buy is the one you don't buy. Embalming and caskets are not necessary and it is perfectly legal to be buried in a simple cloth shroud. After all, a traditionally scripted burial in a hardwood casket may not be the best fit for everyone

We started researching funeral alternatives and found a number of extraordinary ways to celebrate life and memorialize a loved one. They may be unconventional, but that’s what makes them so special.

However, a land burial does not speak to everyone, so you may consider a burial at sea. Great Burial Reef makes artificial reefs with an inside chamber that’s designed to hold cremated remains. Placed on the ocean floor, the reef becomes a living underwater ecosystem that could be the ideal resting place for an ocean lover or environmentalist (they’re also suitable for fresh water and land burials).

Keepsakes can provide comfort for people mourning a loss. Memory Glass creates orbs, touchstones and pendants that suspend a small portion of a loved one’s cremated remains in glass. They are designed to keep the memory of the loved one or even a pet close.

Similarly, LifeGem creates a memorial diamond from the carbon in cremation ashes or a lock of hair and compresses it into a diamond. LifeGem’s technology replicates the natural diamond-making process but speeds it up to produce a diamond in just 6 to 9 months and offers a wide selection of cut, carat, and color.

There are unusual, interesting and amazing ways to honor someone special. Choosing one that fits your personality or that of a loved one can make it easier to find comfort during a difficult time.

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