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  • How to Select the Right Pet Cremation Jewelry | Modern Memorials
    April 13, 2022

    How to Select the Right Pet Cremation Jewelry

    Pets are more than simple animals who share our space. They are our companions, our friends, members of our family. When the time comes to say goodbye to such beloved fixtures in our homes, many people are left wondering what...

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  • How to Select the Right Dog Urn for Ashes | Modern Memorials
    April 13, 2022

    How to Select the Right Dog Urn for Ashes

    There are few events more traumatic than losing a close member of the family. For many dog owners, losing their long-time companion can be a source of tremendous grief, but deciding what to do with their pet's remains only adds...

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  • Cremation in America to Reach 50% in 2018 | Modern Memorials
    April 13, 2022

    Cremation in America to Reach 50% in 2018

    I attended a webinar recently from CANA (Cremation Association of North America) on the new data and trends surrounding cremation in America, which has been rising steadily over the past 50 years. In 1960, only 3.7% of people chose cremation. In...

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  • Thoughts on a Modern Funeral | Modern Memorials
    April 13, 2022

    Thoughts on a Modern Funeral

    The idea for Modern Memorials came to me during a moment of frustration. I had recently launched a company that helps people plan memorial services and funerals. My job was (and is) to take the burden of planning off my...

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  • How to Shop for an Urn | Modern Memorials
    April 13, 2022

    How to Shop for an Urn

    What size urn do I need? It depends on how you intend to use the urn. If you want your loved one’s ashes all in one urn, then we suggest you purchase an adult urn, which on average is approximately...

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  • Funeral Homes Providing Comfort with Therapy Dogs | Modern Memorials
    April 13, 2022

    Funeral Homes Providing Comfort with Therapy Dogs

    Funeral homes and therapy dogs: What a beautiful—and smart—combination. The Boston Globe recently ran a story about how an increasing number of funeral homes in the state are “employing” therapy dogs to help their clients through their difficult times. The...

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