Many families today are choosing cremation services as an alternative to traditional burial. However, it’s important to remember that the permanent placement and memorialization of your loved one’s cremated remains is essential in creating a lasting memorial and tribute to their life. It serves as a place for future generations to come and remember and honor; a place to say hello and a place to say goodbye.
When a body is cremated, the remains are vaporized and burned at high temperatures, leaving behind only cremated remains. Cremation isn’t a substitute for a memorial service or funeral, and when it comes to creating a commemorative experience, choosing cremation may even increase your options.
Why Do People Choose Cremation?
Making final arrangements is a personal choice that you can make for yourself or for a loved one. While religious beliefs may dictate whether cremation is an option for some, many other people are choosing cremation for its wonderful benefits:
Flexibility. Cremation allows families more time to plan a personalized memorial service. Any time constraints associated with burial are eliminated. This extra time allows for a well-planned, no-rush approach to memorial planning.
Options. As cremation does allow more time to plan a personalized memorial service, for someone who would prefer a simple ceremony, cremation can do just that.
Choices. There are still opportunities to have casket viewings prior to cremation, allowing you to have additional time with your loved one before cremation; then planning memorial services as simple or as elaborate as you choose when the time arrives.
Urns. A variety of urns and keepsake jewelry is available to suit the desires or you and your loved one.
Environment. Traditional burial takes up a lot of space in the earth. Cremation is generally considered more eco-friendly and “green” than traditional burial.