If you have not already done so, it is important to have a plan for your funeral arrangements once you pass away. Making these plans yourself makes the process much easier for your grieving family and friends. If you are considering cremation as part of your final arrangements, you should know about your cremation options. One option you have is called a direct cremation.
A direct cremation is a basic cremation process and does not include a funeral service. The body is cremated and the ashes are returned to a family member or another designated person of your choosing. There are several advantages of direct cremation, which include the following:
Direct Cremation Is More Affordable
Among all the types of burials and cremations, direct cremation is one of the most affordable options when it comes to dealing with a body. You do not have to pay for a funeral service, embalming, or a casket. If you opt to have a memorial service, you can save money by having one planned in your honor at the home of a loved one or in a public space. You can also choose to not have any type of service if that is your wish.
Direct Cremation Is Convenient
Another benefit of direct cremation is the expediency of the process. Direct cremation typically only takes a few days to complete from start to finish. Once the cremation is complete, the family can take the remains and move forward with the disposition or storage of the ashes as they see fit or as outlined by the wishes of the deceased. If there are family members who wish to attend the memorial or be part of the disposition of the remains, direct cremation allows everyone the ability to plan based on their scheduling needs.
Direct Cremation Is More Environmentally Friendly
Most cremations are friendlier to the environment than a traditional burial. Unlike traditional burials, chemicals and metals are not buried in the ground. Your body does not end up taking a lot of space in a cemetery. When you have a traditional cremation, many people arrange a burial in a plot or in a mausoleum. When you have a direct cremation, you are simply cremated, your ashes are placed in an urn, and your family takes the ashes. There is no additional resources necessary outside of the cremation process when using a direct cremation service.
If direct cremation sounds like something you would like to have for your own end-of-life plans, contact your local funeral home, such as Simple Choices Inc., to find out if this option is available.
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