What is Cremation?
Cremation is when the deceased’s body is placed in a cremation container and then incinerated, leaving ashes behind. The practice has evolved and become highly technical, being monitored throughout the whole process to make sure everything is working right, from the high temperatures to the time of the procedure. After it is complete, the family then receives their loved one’s ashes in an urn or container of choice and can decide whether they would like to bury, scatter, or keep them.
Why Choose Cremation?
Cremation services are diverse and offer several benefits for the family to choose the best option that fits their needs, likes, and budgets. Some of them include the lower costs, fewer impacts on the environment, the relation to various religious practices, and the flexibility for the family. See more benefits of this method:
- Affordable: Although there are many options available when choosing cremation, this method can cost up to 50% less than a traditional burial. That is because there is no need for a casket, a cemetery property, or even a ceremony. Families only have to pay for the cremation itself and an urn, besides the additional funeral services.
- Creative: There is no single answer to what to do with your loved one’s ashes. Because they won’t be placed in a cemetery, you can choose what is the best option for you and your family. The ashes can be kept in an urn, it can be scattered in a special place, or put in different memorial items. Creativity is a way of guaranteeing that the person will be honored and always remembered.
- Simple and intimate: Cremation is a much more simple and intimate option since there is no need to arrange a traditional funeral service. Funeral rituals are usually complex and require several steps, such as a reception, a church mass, and the burial at the cemetery. All that needs to be coordinated in advance and it requires a lot of logistics in such a delicate moment. Cremation, on the other hand, offer easier and more personal ways of honoring the deceased, such as celebrations of life and memorial services.
- Environmental conscious: If compared to traditional burial services, cremation is a good environmentally friendly alternative. Besides taking up space and causing a disturbance in the ecosystem, a buried body can release chemicals from the embalming fluid into the soil, and other toxins. Even though the cremation process is a source of carbon emissions, its final impact is much less harmful to the environment if compared to other traditional practices.
- Time: When cremating a loved one the ashes will be with the family for as long as they want, so there is no urgency to do a ceremony. Often the family is caught by surprise and needs more time to process the grief before deciding what kind of service they would like. Cremation is a way to make sure you will have time to arrange something special.
Types of Cremation Services Offered:
The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case - when you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs.
- Direct cremation – If you are looking for an affordable cremation option, you may want to consider direct cremation. The body is cremated, once all permits and permissions have been obtained, after passing. This is no viewing or visitation, which is what most people imagine when they think of cremation. Families may want this option if they are not ready to have a funeral service right away or if the deceased did not want the family to have a service at all.
- Traditional Cremation, which is viewing followed by cremation - Many families choose to have a traditional casket viewing for either four or six hours, and some may opt to have a prayer or vigil service during that period of time - at the funeral home. After the visitation and when all permits and permissions have been obtained, the remains are cremated.
- Cremation with a memorial service - A memorial service doesn’t include visits but it offers the family the opportunity to honor the deceased in a personalized way. This memorial service can be held at the decedents favorite place, such as their residence, restaurant, park, beach, etc. It's truly the way to make it personable to them. You can use the memorial service as a time to share more memories of your loved one and to gather with friends and family.
What do I do with my loved ones remains?
After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:
Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for internment or another form of disposition.
Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.
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