Dia de los Muertos Goes Virtual

We’ve all been thinking about our mortality a lot more than usual as we make our way through the pandemic, but an ancient festival has been celebrating our relationship with the dead for as many as 3,000 years. Whether you consider it cultural appropriation or...

6 Seattleites Changing the Death Business

Solace Cremation is thrilled to work in the midst of a sea change in the funeral business. Here we introduce you to some of our colleagues in Seattle who are reinventing the death care industry. Lashanna Williams is a massage therapist, a death doula, deathcare...

Cremation Costs Lowest on the West Coast

The cost of cremation on the West Coast is significantly lower than other areas of the country, according to data from the National Funeral Directors Association. So if you are shopping for affordable cremation in Portland, Seattle or Los Angeles, you will face lower...

9 Ways To Shop Smart for Direct Cremation

More families are turning to cremation than ever before, due in part to the growing expense of traditional burial and funerals. In 20 years, 80 percent of Americans will choose cremation, experts say. Oregon and Washington are already growing close to that level,...

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...

Ask Malisa: An Honest Look at Cremated Remains

Malisa Riceci is Solace’s lead funeral director. Malisa is a licensed director and embalmer with over 15 years experience serving families. This is part of an occasional series we call “Ask Malisa.” Read our first “Ask Malisa” blog here. What are cremated remains?...