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What is Direct Cremation?

Nearly 80% of New Hampshire residents choose cremation instead of a traditional funeral service, and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) predicts that the national cremation rate will reach 85% by the year 2035. There are several rationales as to why people choose to be cremated in their end-of-life planning, though cost is one ofRead more

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How Cremation Works

More and more people are asking about how cremation works when they start thinking about end-of-life planning. Cremation has become a more-economical approach to a burial, and that is one of the top reasons it has become the choice of a growing number of Americans. Cremation reduces the human body to bone fragments using highRead more

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Shopping Around for Cremation Costs

Cremation costs and funeral costs are transparent within the funeral industry, as that is the law. Consumers are prudent to “shop around” when looking at any large expense, as total cost is going to be one of the determining factors when choosing a cremation service provider. You should also know that just because three orRead more

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Cremains on Vinyl to Live Beyond the Groove

Some people will think it’s fantastic. Others will find it freaky. Either way, placing cremated remains into a playable vinyl record is one of the most-unique ways to go out. Jason Leach, who created the concept and founded Andvinyly, the company that produces records featuring a guest spot by a very special guest, thinks ofRead more

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Cremation Costs and Other Cremation Planning Considerations

Americans continue to choose cremation over a traditional burial service, with more than 70% of New Hampshire and Vermont residents deciding on cremation options for themselves and for family members who have passed. Cremation costs is one of the reasons why the option has grown, as choosing cremation means some of the aspects of aRead more

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Memorial Urns with Purpose

The growing movement of sharing end-of-life wishes with loved ones has seen some updates to traditional cremation elements such as memorial urns. For a long time, it was easy to imagine a brass-colored or porcelain urn sitting high on a mantle. However, there are many options available, depending on the type of memorial or celebrationRead more

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Do Your Due Diligence When Researching Cremation Costs

The Internet has made some aspects of planning a funeral or cremation simpler, but it has also opened opportunities to individuals who may be operating under shady, unclear or even false representation. Cremation costs can seem unwieldy, but we don’t recommend utilizing any cremation or funeral business that isn’t licensed in the state in whichRead more

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Differences Between Direct Cremation and Full Cremation Services

Cremation continues to be on the rise for Americans. The National Funeral Directors Association predicted earlier this year that cremation will grow by 30 percent by 2030. In 2018, cremation has outpaced burial, with around 53% of people choosing cremation. As with a traditional funeral and burial, there are many cremation options available to you.Read more

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Cremation Containers – More Options, More Creative & More Personalized

Having a loved one’s head and shoulders on display forever may sound eerie, but keep in mind, busts have historically been used as memorials for centuries. Cremation containers do not have to be the classic vase-type urns we’ve seen in black and white movies. There are many options for personalization available at Phaneuf Funeral HomesRead more

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Cremation Services – Reducing your Carbon Footprint

Choosing the cremation process in place of a traditional burial has been growing across the country. Cremation services do result in the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, but Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is the first funeral home in New Hampshire and Vermont to offset its carbon footprint from cremation. By makingRead more