Debunking Common Myths About Cremation

Cremation is becoming an increasingly popular option for end-of-life ceremonies in Australia. However, there are still many misunderstandings and misconceptions surrounding the cremation process. As a locally owned and operated cremation services provider, Dignified Cremations aims to provide accurate information to debunk common myths. Myth #1: Cremation is not a dignified option One of the…

Cremation vs. Traditional Burial: What’s the right option for You?

Choosing whether to opt for cremation or burial can be a difficult decision when planning a funeral. Both options honor the deceased in their own way, but there are notable differences to consider. Let’s examine the key factors to weigh up when choosing the best option to respectfully farewell your loved one. Cost Considerations Cost…

Reasons Why Cremation is Becoming More Popular than Burials in Australia

Cremation has seen a significant rise in popularity across Australia in recent decades. According to the Cremations Association of Australia, cremation now accounts for over 70% of final funeral arrangements nationally. This marks a steep increase from just 30% of funerals in the early 1990s. There are several key factors driving this growing preference for…

The History of Cremation and Its Cultural Significance

While cremation has ancient origins, the practice has evolved and taken on new meaning in modern times. Understanding how cremation is viewed today provides insight into contemporary cultural traditions and funeral customs. Origins of Cremation in Ancient Societies Some of the earliest evidence of cremation dates back over 20,000 years ago to the Paleolithic era….

How to Talk to Children About Death and Cremation

Discussing death and cremation with children can be a challenging and sensitive topic. However, it is essential to approach these conversations with care and honesty to help children understand and cope with the concept of death. Dignified Cremations, a family-owned cremation-only service, recognizes the importance of providing guidance and support to families during these difficult…

Dealing with the Loss of a Parent: Coping Strategies for Adult Children

Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things that anyone can experience, and it can be particularly challenging for matured adult children. Coping with the loss of a parent requires a unique set of strategies and support, and in this blog post, we’ll explore some of the ways in which adult children can…

The Benefits of Unattended Cremation: Why Dignified Cremations is the Right Choice for You

Losing a loved one is never easy, and planning a funeral can add to the emotional burden. At Dignified Cremations, we understand that cost is also a significant concern for families during this difficult time. That’s why we offer a low-cost cremation option with no service to provide an affordable and practical alternative to traditional…

Celebrating a Life: Ideas for Memorializing Your Loved One

Honoring and celebrating the life of a loved one who has passed away is a comforting way to cope with the grief of their loss. There are various affordable memorials available to suit different preferences and budgets. Here, we’ll explore some ideas for memorializing your loved one. Create a Memorial Plaque Designing a memorial plaque…

How to Choose the Right Urn for Your Loved One

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and the process of planning a cremation service can feel overwhelming. One important decision you’ll need to make is selecting an urn to hold your loved one’s ashes. An urn is more than just a container; it is a reflection of your loved one’s personality and…

Can You Use Superannuation to Pay for a Cremation Funeral?

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging moments in life. The grief that comes with it can be overwhelming, and the last thing you want to think about is the financial burden of a funeral or cremation. Fortunately, there are options available to help you cover these expenses. One of these options…

How Unattended Cremations Can Still Offer Unique Farewell Experiences

Saying goodbye to a loved one is a deeply personal experience that should reflect their unique life and character. At Dignified Cremations, we understand how important it is to create a farewell that truly honours your loved one, while still being mindful of the cost. That’s why we keep our cremations as affordable as possible,…

Making the Right Choice: When and Why to Opt for Cremation-Only Services

When it comes to planning a funeral, it can be a difficult and emotionally draining experience. It’s important to make sure that the wishes of the deceased and their family are respected and that the arrangements are made in accordance with their individual needs. For some people, choosing to opt for cremation-only services may be…

Why Younger Generations Favour Cremations

When it comes to planning for the end of life, many people have strong opinions on what type of funeral service they would prefer. While traditional burial services have long been the norm, there has been a shift in recent years towards cremation, particularly among younger generations. This trend is not surprising, as cremation offers…

Saying goodbye to your loved one doesn’t need to cost a small fortune!

When a loved one passes away, many people turn to traditional funeral services to pay their respects and honor their memory. But funeral services can be expensive, with costs often exceeding $10,000. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, Dignified Cremations offers quality unattended cremations in the Greater Brisbane area starting at $1190 –…

Common Misconceptions about Unattended Cremation Funerals

Whilst cremation has certainly taken over from burial as the most popular option amongst Australians, information about unattended cremations has been quite slow to filter out to the market. This lower-cost option is not generally pushed or advertised by traditional funeral operators because it strips back their profit margins.  Below we’re going to clarify some…

Where should you scatter ashes?

It may be quite tough to go through the rituals of losing a loved one. Getting caught up in making sure all the minor details of their end-of-life plan can be followed places a lot of pressure on a family. This page intends to provide you with guidance and support about ash-spreading customs. First and…

Unattended cremation: What is a cremation without a funeral service?

What is an unattended cremation service? A direct cremation, also known as an unattended cremation, is one in which the cremation is scheduled independently of any accompanying formal funeral service. The unattended cremation service provided by Dignified Cremations includes all transportation, medical and legal documentation such as the death certificate, a private unattended cremation, and…

DIY funerals: Is a funeral director necessary?

For loved ones left behind, the days after a death can be devastating and overwhelming in equal measure. Hundreds of decisions have to be taken: the funeral director, the service, the choice of cremation or burial, the wake, the catering and so on – and that’s just the immediate stuff. Then there’s the bureaucracy of…

Why the costs of funerals are so high?

Have you ever wondered why funeral costs so high? Why does such a sad moment have to be so costly? It’s mostly because the options are practically limitless. When it comes to saying goodbye to a loved one who has died, the funeral business has every imaginable choice to help you celebrate the life of…

Who chooses an unattended cremation & why

There are generally 2 reasons why someone chooses an unattended cremation.   They don’t want all the fuss and ceremony that comes with a traditional funeral service,  They don’t want to pay $10,000 for a traditional funeral   Whether it is the decision of the person who is dying or their family members making arrangements…

How much does a Cremation Cost?

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Dignified Cremations is how much does a cremation cost, and the answer is simple:  If you reside in Brisbane, a basic unattended Dignified Cremation will only cost you $1190. What is included in a dignified cremation service? Our standard unattended cremation package includes many features…

Burial or Cremation

Burial or Cremation – How to Decide There are many factors to consider when deciding between burial or cremation. So, how can you decide? We will go over some of the factors below.  What Are Your Religious and Cultural Beliefs, if Any? Religion can play a big role in making this important decision. For example,…

I don’t want a funeral service

Believe it or not, some people actually don’t want a funeral service. It is their life and their decision, so it’s up to us to ensure they can have exactly what they want [or don’t want]. Dignified Cremations will supply a professional cremation service of the highest standard, meeting all state regulations, including the transfer…

How to Deal with Grief

When we lose a loved one, it is inevitable that our own life will be forever changed. Navigating your way through grief and mourning is a challenging but necessary process. We are often not taught the difference between grief and mourning. Grief encapsulates your thoughts and feelings about the loss, while mourning is how you…

When there is a Cremation, what happens to the coffin?

When there is a Cremation, what happens to the coffin? A lot of people seem unclear on what happens to the coffin or casket during the cremation so let’s see if we can explain the exact process. If there is funeral service or pre-cremation memorial, the coffin is transported to the crematorium immediately after. If there…

Understanding the cremation process

Understanding the Cremation Process There are many misconceptions about cremation so to make it easier to understand here are some facts on what occurs in the cremation process and answers to some very common questions we get asked. Once the body has been fully prepared, the coffin is moved to our Dignified Cremations crematorium. Once…