Death is something that, unfortunately, everyone has to experience. And while burial is still a common choice for the last resting place, more and more people are choosing cremation. This can be due to a wide array of reasons, but mostly consumers are weighing the positives of cremation over the negatives of burial. In fact, cremation has many benefits that you just cannot obtain with traditional burial methods.
Being cremated allows family members to keep a bit of your ashes in a keepsake bracelet
or keychain so they can have a piece of you with them at all times. While this may seem a little morbid to some, most people find comfort knowing their loved ones are close. This can be especially important if you have family spread throughout the world, which leads us to our next benefit of choosing cremation over burial; suitable for families that are spread out throughout the world.
A lot of families prefer to have burial spots next to one another. But when you have various family members living all over the world, this can become a complicated task. When you choose cremation, however, you can move family member’s remains as needed. If you prefer not to keep them, the remains can be scattered someplace that is not connected to a cemetery.
Unlike a traditional burial, cremation is completely flexible. You can keep or scatter the remains as you see fit. And because there is no tight time frame, friends and family have more leeway on how and when to organize a gathering or memorial service.
One of the most common reasons as to why people choose cremation is for monetary concerns. It’s no secret that death is expensive and most of the costs are associated with burial. If you choose cremation, however, you reduce the cost significantly. Just to give you a general idea, an adult funeral costs on average $7,000, which includes the casket but not any cemetery charges, while cremation typically costs $500 to $800. With cremation, you don’t have to purchase a grave lot, though you can if so desired, and there is no opening and closing cost.
One of the reasons why people are still iffy about cremation is church rules. However, many faiths are now changing and relaxing their thoughts on cremation. If you are worried about how your church or faith views cremation, simply speak to your pastor. This may help relax some of your fears and negative thoughts about the cremation.