Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Cemeteries Are Filling Up: How Cremation Can Help You To Be Buried Wherever You Want

Tanya Carter

How much say does a person have about their final resting place? Ideally, someone should be able to choose the cemetery where they will be buried, but this is arguably more difficult than it used to be. Cemeteries across the world are running out of space. A lack of space in many cemeteries may be troubling for you—if it means that your own burial may not take place at a location that is convenient for your family to visit. You may also have your heart set on burial in a specific cemetery. How can cremation make this possible?


Of course, it is going to be possible to acquire a gravesite of your choosing at the cemetery of your choosing. The trouble is that this involves pre-purchasing the plot many years (or even decades) before it will be needed. Given the financial commitment of such an action, buying the plot well ahead of time may not be practical for many people. Fortunately, there is a simpler way to be buried where you want.

Cremation Before Burial

Although they seem to be different sides of the same coin, burial and cremation are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Admittedly, the majority of people opt for one over the other; however, it is possible to be cremated, and then have your cremated remains buried. Many cemeteries have sites designated specifically for this purpose. And since the amount of land required to bury cremated remains is much smaller than what a casket requires, availability of space is rarely a concern.

Final Resting Place

Essentially, you will be cremated when the time comes. Your cremated remains are presented to your family, who can then proceed with burial at the predetermined location. Your grave will still receive a headstone, and the urn may require a small concrete burial vault. This method creates a traditional final resting place with a lack of cemetery space not being relevant. The fees for purchasing a plot to bury cremated remains (along with the burial itself) are far less than what will be charged for a standard burial too. 

So if you have your heart set on a specific cemetery or are concerned about a possible lack of options when the time comes, you may want to consider being cremated prior to burial. And, as should be the case with any end-of-life planning, be sure to discuss your plans with your family.


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Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

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.