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When Is The Appropriate Age To Pre-Plan Final Arrangements?

Do you remember when you were young, and you realized that one day, you were going to pass away? It might have occurred to you after losing a grandparent or watching something on TV. Either way, th...
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Friday, April 16, 2021

Sympathy Flowers Etiquette: How To Send Condolences

Sometimes, words aren’t enough. Instead, we can express our compassion through another means: sympathy flowers. This gift conveys your condolences in a way that words cannot. Flowers represent sev...
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

How To Scatter Ashes

After losing a loved one, it can be hard to accept that someone so close to us is now gone. Scattering ashes allows us to visualize their departure and take comfort in knowing that their remains wi...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How To Write A Letter Of Condolence & Sympathy

When someone you care about loses a friend or family member, it’s a heartbreaking experience. Due to COVID-19, many people are losing loved ones who are older or have health conditions. It’s hard t...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

How To Deal With Grief During The Holidays

There is no easy time to deal with the loss of a loved one, but during the holidays, it tends to be more difficult. It’s a season we spend with our families and friends as we celebrate the year, ex...
By Alterna Cremation
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Monday, December 14, 2020

What To Look For When You Hire A Funeral Director

Planning a memorial service and making arrangements involves time, money, and concentration—during bereavement, you may be short on all of these resources. When you lose someone you love, the last ...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Latest Funeral Trends In 2020

Losing a loved one is never easy, but during a pandemic, certain challenges arise that make it more complicated. No one could have predicted the trends that have arisen in 2020; to say that this ye...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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How To Offer Condolences That Honour Social Distancing

When someone we love is grieving, it becomes especially hard to keep our distance. We want to reach out to them with a hug or comforting gesture, but due to physical distancing, doing so is unsafe....

What Size Urn Do I Need?

When it comes to planning your arrangements, selecting an urn can be a difficult choice. While you may have an idea of what style and shape you’d like your container to be, the sizing is another qu...

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Planning Your Memorial

Conversations about funeral preparations can be challenging - for this reason, many people delay making their arrangements until it’s too late. But planning your memorial can ease the pain of your ...

Types Of Grief & Loss

You might be familiar with the five stages of grief. But did you know that there are also different types of grief and loss? Not everyone deals with bereavement in the same way. These troubling emo...

How COVID-19 Affects Planning A Funeral

Planning a funeral is challenging at the best of times, whether you’re planning someone else’s or pre-planning your own. The strange circumstances we find ourselves in presently have had an importa...

How To Think (Of Others) In Times Of Uncertainty

Very few things in life are certain. As a society, we can recognize that we’re definitely living in times of uncertainty right now - there’s a pandemic going on and it’s unlike anything any of us h...

What Is A Scattering Urn?

A scattering urn is an urn designed specifically for scattering ashes. There are a number of problems with traditional urns that scattering urns address. With traditional urns, it can be hard to co...