• What Is Swedish Death Cleaning and Should You Be Doing It?

    What Is Swedish Death Cleaning and Should You Be Doing It?
    You may have seen something on Instagram or TikTok lately about Swedish death cleaning, or döstädning. It is a practice of decluttering and organizing your home in preparation for death. It may sound bleak, but the objective is really quite kind. It helps to make it more straightforward for your loved ones to deal with your belongings after you're gone and to prevent them from having to wade through a messy house
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  • Dispelling 5 myths that surround grief

    When we lose a loved one, it is normal to feel overwhelmed by grief. This intense emotion can be challenging to navigate and often leads us to believe things that aren't necessarily true. Sometimes we lock ourselves away emotionally, thinking it will make the pain disappear. But avoiding grief only makes it worse in the long run. Understanding the facts about grief is essential so that you can allow yourself to grieve healthily. So whether it's a question over which modern cremation urns are suitable and respectful to your loved ones or how much talking about those that have gone is acceptable, let's explore together and find out a little more about grief and how to manage it positively.

    5 big myths about grief

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  • Help! I Have to Write A Eulogy and I Don't Know How

    When somebody close to us passes away, we often have to give a eulogy. This can be a daunting task, as it is not something we think about or have to do often in our lives. Just like picking out a cremation urn, this may be the first time you have to do this, and you have no clue where to start. I have given a a couple of eulogies for family members who have passed, and I can tell you from my experience what worked for me. 

    Here are some common questions about giving a eulogy and some tips from me:

    First of all, what is a eulogy?

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  • Celebrations of Life - Alternatives to a Traditional Funeral

    Non-traditional funerals, also called celebrations of life, are becoming more popular as people look for ways to personalize the send-off for their loved ones. As people plan for their funerals or prepare for those of loved ones, there is an increasing belief that we should be celebrating life, not mourning a death.

    To that end, more and more people are opting for alternative celebrations of life, allowing you to choose one that fits the personality of you or your loved one.

    Here's our short guide to a few of the most popular alternatives to traditional burials and cremations.

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  • What Is Aquamation? Alkaline Hydrolysis Explained

    What Is Aquamation? Alkaline Hydrolysis Explained

    We here at Boyce Studio care about sustainability and support aquamation and cremation as more eco-friendly alternatives to burial. In fact, we partner with Resting Waters Aquamation facility in Seattle, where our urns have become increasingly popular.

    Alkaline Hydrolysis, AKA Aquamation, Water Cremation, or Hydro Cremation is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cremation. You may not have heard about it yet, but it is becoming more and more accessible both for pets and for people.

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  • The Case for Buying a Cremation Urn Right Away

    Cremation Urn for Ashes

    Recently a friend of mine's mom passed away, and she and her siblings asked me to make companion urns for their mom and dad, who had passed away a few years prior. I of course said yes. One problem: the sibling who had the dad's ashes couldn't find them. "Who would misplace ashes??" you may think to yourself. But it's way more common than you think!

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