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Are you Considering Cremation? - Phaneuf

Are you Considering Cremation?

If you’re considering cremation, you may have questions and/or concerns about the process. While different states have different laws and guidelines associated with cremation, here is some helpful information regarding the process itself, including special requirements and other guidelines. Definition, Rules and Requirements Cremation is simply the process of taking a human body and reducingRead more

5 Unique Ways to Dispose of Cremains - Phaneuf

5 Unique Ways to Dispose of Cremains

There are many reasons to choose cremation, but perhaps the most common reason is the flexibility it accords. Cremains can be kept for any amount of time, they can be buried or interred, or they can be scattered in a meaningful location. While many people opt for some version of the above-mentioned options, others areRead more

Space can be the final frontier for your ashes - Phaneuf

Space can be the final frontier for your ashes

  We’ve written before about some of the things you can make with cremated remains – also known as cremains – such as jewelry, sculptures, fireworks and even ammunition. But some people want their remains scattered, either at a special place that had meaning for them when they were alive or somewhere unusual – likeRead more

5 Facts About Cremation - Phaneuf

5 Facts About Cremation

Why cremation? Some people like the idea of a simple funeral process; others prefer cremation to the decomposition process that occurs in a burial. For others, it’s cost; a cremation is often – but not always – less expensive than a funeral and burial in a traditional casket. For a whatever reason, cremation has beenRead more

Common funeral and cremation terms - Phaneuf

Common funeral and cremation terms

Not everyone has been to a funeral or has experience with cremation, so when it comes time to make final arrangements for either yourself or a loved one, you may be unfamiliar with some of the terms being used. To help make the process easier, here are 35 common terms that you may come across whenRead more

10 Unique Cremation Keepsakes - Phaneuf

10 Unique Cremation Keepsakes

Cremation has become increasingly popular in the last two decades. The cremation rate in the U.S. has grown from 14.9% in 1985 to an estimated 44.2% in 2015, according to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). New Hampshire is seventh in the nation for cremations at 66.7%. With the cremation rate steadily growing, it’sRead more

Shelf People

In the funeral industry, they are referred to as shelf people. Who are these people? They are men and women, young and old, rich and poor, from all different ethnic groups, regions and walks of life. While they are all different, they all have three things in common. First, they have all passed away. Second,Read more