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If you died in the Grand Canyon during the 19th century, chances are you were buried where you fell. But in the early 1900s, pioneers found a clearing about a quarter mile from the south rim amidst the ponderosa pine.
Angry with the absence of a crematorium in their vicinity, the villagers had undertaken the cremation of a 33-year-old man on July 7 by the side of a road, shocking the neighbourhood.
The funeral services industry in the United States -- funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries -- generates about $15 billion in annual revenues, according to the 2012 "Funeral Services" report from Research and Markets.
CANA’s member-exclusive Annual Statistics Report Preview, just published in May, shows that 2016 was the year the U.S. cremation rate exceeded 50%.
Over the years, many vehicles have been turned into hearses and put to solemn work. Usually we think of stately luxury brands that are given the duty of conveying the dead to their final destinations; however in the UK one funeral home has turned the zero-emissions Nissan Leaf into a hearse.
As the National Museum of Funeral History shows us, funerals have evolved over time to reflect the current zeitgeist. Planning a funeral today involves a lot of the same customs that have been around since ancient times, but new trends and technology have made funeral planning much more sophisticated than ever before.
When it comes to funerals, there seems to be a veil between what families think of the funeral process and what actually happens behind the scenes.
There’s nothing like the start of a new year to give businesses a clean slate. Along with a budget reset, the turning of the calendar page signals a time to refresh everything else, including your marketing efforts and the services you offer.
What if a traditional cemetery could be made vertical, saving acres of valuable ground space which could be used for parks and other public space, while still giving our loved ones a beautiful, peaceful place to rest?
When the Zoroastrians began to migrate to India from Iran between the 8th and 10th centuries, they adopted the Gujarati language and some Indian traditions but they still maintained their separate ethnic identity.
Your loved one wished to be cremated. Yet a big question remains: What can you do with the ashes of a cremated loved one?
Для профессионалов похоронной отрасли
Хотели бы вы заключить прижизненный договор?
А что это?
Да, если бы мне предложили
Никогда не задумывался об этом
Ни в коем случае
- А что это?