We know that, in today’s economy, it’s imperative that you know what options are available to you so that you can discuss the merits of each in the privacy of your home. Naturally we’re always here to answer your questions. Feel free to call us anytime to explore the variety of ways you can care for both your loved one’s memory and their physical remains.
Urns & Keepsakes
A cremation urn is simply a container that holds cremated remains. Most are made out of wood, ceramic, metal, or plastic. When a funeral home provides you with your loved one’s ashes and if you don’t purchase an urn beforehand, the cremated remains will typically be returned in an inexpensive bag, wood urn, or a metal container. Most families choose not to keep their loved one in the standard urn offered by the funeral home, but instead, select or purchase a more unique urn option from the funeral home
Funeral prayer cards are small cards and are typically distributed at a wake or visitation service. The purpose of prayer cards is to remember and reflect upon a loved one who has passed by prayer or reflection. Since the card is conveniently sized and can be carried in a purse or wallet, it can be kept close by.
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Caskets / Coffins
Caskets / Coffins come in many different options, so here is more information.
What is the Purpose?
The purpose of the casket is to create a container to hold the remains of your loved one. It can also provide a way for family and friends to connect with the deceased and see them physically in person before saying their goodbyes. Having an open casket event can be a vital part of the healing process for anyone attending.
With the demand of wanting variety for individuals, there is a large array of different materials available. Caskets are not meant to keep a body preserved indefinitely, but they are intended to honor individual life, and here are some options.
- Venere made from fiberboard
- Bronze or copper
- Laminated made from plywood and covered in hardwood laminate
- Cloth-covered made from pressed plywood
- Steel ranging from 16 to 20 gauge
- Ecofriendly and made from materials that are renewable and talks and free that decompose quickly in the ground
- Solid wood and can include cherry, oak, poplar, and many other varieties. The price will vary depending on what kind of would you choose and any additional features you might add.
The casket that you create is based on your loved one’s requests and what you feel is appropriate to honor them. The embellishment you decide on can be applied to the interior or the exterior so consider this before placing an order. Ultimately you want to know that you have created a casket that helps to honor your loved one authentically and respectfully.
The burial vault or burial liner is designed to prevent the weight of earth or heavy cemetery maintenance equipment from collapsing the coffin beneath. Coffin collapse will cause the ground to sink and settle, marring the appearance of the cemetery and making it harder to maintain.
Rosaries & Memorial Keepsakes
Often times families inquire about what to do with the leftover funeral flowers. Consider turning the flower petals into beautiful and precious rosaries. These are handmade by local religious Sisters of the Augustinian Nuns of New Lenox, IL.
You can find information about their products here. You can also contact them directly at (815) 462-0988
Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes
Experience the closeness of your Loved One every single day with a beautiful Keepsake from Legacy Touch. Find unimaginable connection that you can carry wherever you go through a cherished fingerprint engraved in a finely crafted Keepsake or piece of Jewelry. From Charms to Pendants to Dog Tags, Bookmarks, Keychains, and more, our custom Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes are carefully handcrafted by our professional artisans and are as unique as the love they represent.
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