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Cremations

Origin of Cremations in Western Countries

It may be surprising for some to learn that while cremation has been traced back to the Stone Age, it has a relatively short history in the West and the United States. Today, cremation has exceeded traditional burial in popularity in the U.S. Here is a quick look at the…...

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What Are Simple Cremations?

Initially, cremations began to grow in popularity because they were a more affordable alternative to the traditional elaborate, multi-day funeral services and burials. As more major religions accepted cremation, more families sought them out. As time has passed, however, the reasons for choosing cremations have expanded. Some people like the…...

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Proper Etiquette Practices for Cremation Ceremonies

As cremations continue to grow in popularity over traditional final services and burials, more and more people are being faced with questions regarding the etiquette at cremation services. Here are some thoughts that should help. How to Dress Dressing for a cremation service is relatively simple if you keep a…...

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Different Types of Cremains Containers

If you were asked what is the definition of an urn you might respond with “a container that holds the ashes of someone who was cremated”. That is a reasonable and fairly accurate response. What, however, if you were asked to DESCRIBE an urn? How would you describe one? Many…...

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Why Empathy is Important in Life

We’ve spent some time recently talking about sympathy and empathy. To recap, sympathy is often described as something you express while empathy is more of something you feel. We’ve touched upon the three types of empathy, Cognitive, Emotive and Compassionate. Cognitive is the recognition or understanding that another is suffering,…...

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Why Has Cremation Risen in Popularity?

While cremation traces its history to ancient times, the modern cremation chamber wasn’t invented until 1873. It wasn’t until 13 years later that the first cremation chamber was used in the United States, in Washington, Pennsylvania. While these chambers made cremation more efficient, the process still lagged far behind traditional…...

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What Is a Cremation Society?

It may not be surprising that one of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Cremation Society of Northern Kentucky is “What is a cremation society?” You may also wonder what are the benefits of using them, what services are offered and how do they differ from a…...

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Is Cremation Bad for the Environment?

At the Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati, it is our mission to promote the benefits of cremation while educating those who would like more information about the process. Even though cremation has become more popular than traditional funerals and burials, there are still many misperceptions and questions about cremations. Many…...

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Best and Creative Ways to Use or Disperse of Ashes Following Cremation

It used to be pretty straight forward. Once a loved one was cremated, the ashes or cremains were usually kept by a spouse or family member in an urn, buried in the family plot, or dispersed at sea or in a forest. As the popularity of cremation has grown in…...

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Memorial Services For Families Who Choose Cremation

Even though cremation has become more popular over the last few decades (more than 50% of final services now include cremation), misperceptions still persist. One of the biggest misperceptions is perhaps that final services aren’t as meaningful when cremation is chosen. That is simply not the case. In fact, many…...

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