Although it is not a popular subject for discussion in most families, everyone will eventually die. When death does occur in your family circle, you must quickly decide how to dispose of the earthly remains. While traditional services and burial have been popular choices in the past, more and more people are choosing cremation services. Here are a few reasons why.
With the average funeral cost approaching $8,000, many people are looking for more affordable alternatives. Cremation is a more affordable choice. If you choose to have a funeral followed by cremation, you can save approximately $1,000 over the cost of a traditional funeral. But cremation offers even more affordable options.
If you choose direct cremation or cremation without a service, you can find cremation for a fraction of the cost of a funeral. Direct cremation means the body will be cremated shortly after death. There will be no viewing or visitation by family and friends. Direct cremation will also not require embalming the body, saving money.
If Covid-19 did not teach us anything else, it taught us the importance of being flexible regarding funeral services. Cremation offers flexibility that you cannot achieve with traditional services.
You can choose cremation with a traditional service. This choice will not appear to be any different to your friends and family than a standard service. The body will be present for viewing. The only difference is the body will not go to a cemetery but will be returned to the funeral home or taken directly to the crematorium following the service.
Cremation allows you to have a memorial service at a later date. Because there is no body waiting for interment, you can schedule the service for when it is convenient for you and your family. You can choose to have it immediately or later in the month or year.
People are much more transit than they have been in the past. Many people do not live in the communities where their parents raised them. Family graveyards have become a thing of the past. Family churches have changed their burial policies and now omit people who are not active members.
Cremation services reduce the body to a small portable urn of ashes. This choice allows you to take the ashes of your loved one with you wherever you go. You could also spread the ashes in a location near and dear to the dearly departed. The choice is yours.
For more information, contact a local company like American Cremation Society (Ridgemoor Chapels).