While death is undoubtedly something that nobody likes to think about, preparing for it while you still can is the smart thing to do. Everybody will have different preferences when it comes to how they want their remains to be disposed of, and burial is still one of the most popular traditional options. That said, cremation is an end-of-life service that many people now consider seriously—and for good reason. Take a look below at three major advantages that cremation services have over traditional burial, and see if this may be the right choice for you.
One of the big downfalls of a standard burial is the price tag that comes with it. When you decide that you want to be buried, you'll need to pay for a casket, funeral services (which include everything from embalming to providing facilities for the ceremony) and a small plot in a cemetery. This can add up very quickly to several thousands of dollars that you and your family may not be able to afford. Cremation services, on the other hand, are much more affordable, which means less financial stress during difficult times.
While some people choose to have their cremated remains buried or placed in a crypt, most opt to have their ashes buried or spread in a more personal location. Examples of this include a secluded beach or forest that hold some deeper meaning for the deceased. Unfortunately, these locations are more often than not unsuitable for a burial, and even in cases where a burial is possible, it might be a logistical nightmare to bring a casket to the place in question. Having cremated remains stored in an urn, however, means that you can hold a funeral service virtually anywhere.
For those who want to respect the planet even after their death, cremation is perhaps the best option available. To be clear, burials aren't exactly harmful to the environment, but they aren't a wonderful long-term solution either. There are only so many burial plots to be dug in cemeteries around the world, and eventually it may be the case that your plot is moved to make room for others. Cremation means that your ashes are returned to the earth and—instead of taking up space—enter the cycle of life once again. For those who are environmentally conscious, cremation offers benefits that other end-of-life services simply cannot and thus might be the better option.
Hi everyone, my name is Peter Holly. I am interested in teach others about the various urn and casket options on the market today. I would also like to explore the history of the creation and display of urns and caskets. When my father died, I took a long time to select the best urn for display on my mantle. I wanted to hold the ashes in a creation that encapsulated the personality of my father. I eventually selected a small wooden box with a cherry finish and bronze accents. If my father had wanted a burial instead, it probably would have taken even longer to select the best casket. There are just so many interior finishes available in addition to all of the exterior designs. Please come by often for assistance in finding your best urn or casket options.