6 Real Reasons Families Choose Cremation

June 22, 2017 Cremation

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) projects that in 2020, the United States will have an overall cremation rate of 54.3%, surpassing burials sometime in the previous years. It’s easy to assume why...

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Why Cremation Costs are Only Part of the Conversation

May 25, 2017 Cremation

My grandpa was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. Known to some as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS causes deadly paralysis in the entire body of its victims. One of the first things to go was my grandpa’s ability to speak, which...

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What Families Who Choose Cremation Services Want You to Know

January 19, 2016 Cremation

Think about the most recent positive experience you had with a service provider. Most likely, your experience was notable because the people you worked with made an effort to understand your preferences and then used...

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Why Cremation Rates are Increasing (It’s Not Just About Price)

December 03, 2015 Cremation

My husband and I are cheap. He drives a 15-year-old car with 190,000 miles and no air conditioning. I check Facebook and email on a Dell laptop I found on a super sale for $160. We use cell phones that are at least...

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Cremation Services or Traditional Funeral – Why Not Both?

October 27, 2015 Cremation

In 1949, retired American Army Captain Harold William Atkins was working part time at his father’s Pensacola, FL, ice cream shop. After noticing several customers ordering ice cream cones with two flavors stacked...

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Cremation as a Catalyst for Prearranging

September 22, 2015 Cremation

At Homesteaders, we’re committed to helping our funeral home customers better serve families who choose cremation. One way we do this is through semi-annual policy owner surveys, which help gather the perspectives of...

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How Cremation Services Can Be Opportunities for Funeral Directors

September 03, 2015 Cremation

Cremation rates have increased dramatically in the last 50 years. In 1965, less than four percent of all end-of-life services in the United States included cremation services. This year, cremation rates are expected...

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Memorial Service Ideas for Families who Choose Cremation

July 02, 2015 Cremation, Memorial Service, Featured

People who choose cremation do so for a variety of reasons – including the fact that others in their family have been cremated or the desire for an environmentally friendly option. But what doesn’t change when a...

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Better Serving Families Who Choose Cremation

June 30, 2015 Cremation

The news has been everywhere: the 2014 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report indicates that the rate of cremation is projected to surpass that of burial this year. To best meet the needs of a family who chooses cremation...

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