Cremation Options Instead Of Traditional Burial


Funeral homes are often a reliable cornerstone of the community. They are entrusted with following the last wishes of community members in how they would like to be put to rest. Funeral homes are offering additional options other than a traditional burial. Most people assume that their funeral service will have to be just like other family members who have passed. Many people have specific personal reasons why they choose cremation as their way to be put to rest. Here are a few reasons why cremation is a beneficial and cost-effective option. 

Religious views have shifted significantly regarding burial rites and what is acceptable. Some people are choosing to be cremated and have their remains split between their children, given a single loved one, or even placed in a mausoleum. The space required for an urn is substantially less than that for a casket. Urns in mausoleums work well if the family already has space. Additional mausoleum spaces are available for purchase in most large cities and are preferred instead of purchasing a large family burial lot by many individuals. 

Cremation is attractive to many individuals due to the lower cost. This service is often requested to ensure there is enough money left to cover final expenses. Many people approach cremation from an ecological standpoint and do not want their casket or body decomposing for numerous years in the ground. The chemicals that enter the earth through caskets often will repel certain wildlife from visiting the area and native plants may stop growing.

Unexpected deaths often lead to families desperately trying to find the right plot. Certain cemeteries only accept those of certain religious faith or ethnic background. The family does not have to search for an adequate burial plot when creation is chosen. Some cities have limited spaces available that are not desirable to the family. 

The urn is not included in the complete price of cremation. The funeral home often has these urns available at a separate price. Many families consider their loved one's preferences in the style chosen. Traditional religious families are often more accepting of cremation if their loved one left written instruction as to their wishes. 

The funeral home can host the memorial service without a viewing of the body. Lovely pictures, floral arrangements, and a planned service can be created to the family's liking at the funeral home or in a religious venue. Use these tips when selecting the best funeral home for cremation. 

Contact a funeral home like Fletcher Funeral Home PA to learn more.


18 August 2020

Decorating a Funeral Venue

My beloved paternal grandmother passed away almost 4 years ago. Before her death, this special woman suffered many months due to a fatal lung disease. After her passing, her large extended family wanted to celebrate her unique life with an elaborate funeral service. They chose to work with the funeral home staff to decorate the funeral venue with things she loved. Because she enjoyed fishing, a large floral arrangement in the shape of a fish was purchased. Also, the family bought a floral cross to illustrate her devotion to her faith. On this blog, you will discover how to work with a funeral home staff on decorations at the funeral service venue.