Category: Things to Consider

When is it Time to Plan Ahead
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When is it Time to Plan Ahead

End of life services and arrangements aren’t what most people want to think about in their free time, but getting these affairs in order is extremely important. We’re making the process a little easier with advice on what you can do to plan ahead and when it’s best to take each step.

Why End of Life Planning Should Be a New Years Resolution
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Why End of Life Planning Should Be a New Years Resolution

Making end of life arrangements in advance isn’t something people like to think about, but if 2020 taught us anything it’s that life can be unpredictable. One way that you can make things easier to manage despite the unknowns is funeral planning.

Managing Grief During the Holidays
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Managing Grief During the Holidays

If it’s your first holiday season without a loved one, it can feel empty and incomplete. Keep reading to find ways to manage grief during the holidays.

Texas Death Certificates
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How Many Death Certificates Should I Get?

Getting death certificates is absolutely necessary, and it’s something you need to be familiar with while making arrangements. If you’re asking, How Many Death Certificates Should I Get? Keep reading!

How to Write an Obituary
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How to Write an Obituary

An obituary is one of the most personal things you’ll ever write. As long as it expresses the sentiment you want that’s all that matters.

5 Ways to Document End-of-Life Wishes
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5 Ways to Document End-of-Life Wishes

No one wants to think about their life coming to an end, but the one thing that’s more unsettling is the thought that your end-of-life wishes won’t be carried out.

Long-Term Care for a Green Burial Site
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Long-Term Care for a Green Burial Site

There are many differences between green burial and traditional burial, and maintenance is one of them. The gravesite isn’t just a place where the burial happens.

How Donating Organs Affects Cremation
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How Donating Organs Affects Cremation

Fifty percent of American adults are registered organ donors. Today, roughly 56% of people are cremated. Based on those numbers, a certain percentage of organ donors will choose to be cremated.

The Future of Green Burial
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The Future of Green Burial

Trends suggest green burial will become more common as people lose interest in “traditional” burials.

How to Talk to Family About Your Funeral Plans
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How to Talk to Family About Your Funeral Plans

Talking about death isn’t easy. Our cremation specialists have had a lot of discussions about death over the last 20+ years. Learn how to talk to your family about your funeral plans.

Green Burial Today
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Green Burial Today

Humans have been buried using natural practices since long before written language existed. That’s why green burial is often referred to as natural burial.

The History of Green Burial
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The History of Green Burial

Green burial, also known as natural burial, is a completely different experience. The ornate casket is replaced by a plain wooden or wicker coffin that’s biodegradable. Sometimes there’s no casket at all and the deceased is laid to rest in only a cotton or linen shroud.

Embalming Fluid
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Alternatives to Embalming Fluid

What many people don’t realize is embalming fluid isn’t necessary even if you plan to have a viewing service. Today there are embalming alternatives that work just as well without leaching toxic chemicals into the ground.

Countryside Memorial in La Vernia, TX
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Countryside Memorial in La Vernia, TX

If the idea of being buried out in nature where there is still a bit of Texas history sounds appealing then Countryside Memorial is the ideal final resting place.