Why Celebrity Deaths Affect Us

We certainly don’t have to tell you, 2020 has been a tough year. For those who follow celebrities in sports, politics and entertainment, it has been a time of tremendous loss. From Kobe Bryant to Chadwick Boseman and Naya Rivera, we remember those we lost this year...

Study: Memorial Diamonds Can Help Grief Process

There are many ways to remember a loved one. Some people keep cremated remains in an urn or scatter them someplace meaningful. A relatively new concept is to turn a portion of cremated remains into a diamond or other jewelry. As our friends Eterneva explain, the death...

Trees Not Tombstones: Remembering Loved Ones Outside

While fewer people are choosing traditional burial in cemeteries, families often still want a place to visit — or the feeling of pride that comes with stewardship — as a reminder of their loved one. For many, nature provides the perfect setting. Public green spaces...

California Leads in Transparency, But Loopholes Remain

California is the only state to require funeral homes to post prices online. It became the first and only state to do so seven years ago in 2013. The Funeral Rule requires all funeral homes nationwide to supply families with general price lists, but the law was...

Seattle a Trendsetter in Death Care

Cremation is growing in popularity and is chosen now by more than half of Americans, but it is even more popular in Northwest markets served by Solace. According to the Cremation Association of North America, Washington and Oregon are among the states with the biggest...