Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.
Are you currently in the process of making out your last wishes so that people will know what you want to happen after you pass on? Have you been trying to decide where you want your final resting place to be? While a traditional burial is a fine option for many people, you may want to give some thought to being cremated instead of simply being buried. There are many advantages to choosing cremation over burial, some of which are:
Convenience: When you have a traditional burial, the funeral or memorial service typically comes first and then the burial. The timeframes involved often mean that people who would otherwise like to attend your funeral are going to be unable to get time off of work on such short notice. With cremation services, the cremation can happen first and then the memorial service where the ashes are interred or scattered can happen weeks later. Postponing the memorial service in this way will allow more people to come and to pay their final respects to you.
Affordability: A burial, including the purchase of a burial plot, can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars. If your family is like many in the US, this is something that is not at all affordable. Even with the help of insurance, your family could have to borrow or hold fundraisers in order to be able to give you a proper burial. Unfortunately, storing a body while this money is raised can incur even more fees and require even more money, potentially resulting in a vicious cycle. Cremation services are typically a fraction of the cost of traditional funeral services. In addition, your ashes need not be interred or scattered immediately, giving your family time to save up for this expense while keeping your urn on their mantelpiece.
Travel: If you currently live in a different state than the one where you were born but you'd still like for your final resting place to be in your hometown, the use of cremation services may be for you. Depending on the distance that needs to be traveled, transporting a body has the potential to double or even triple the usual cost of a funeral. When you're cremated, your remains are placed in a relatively small box that can easily be fit into the luggage of a friend or a relative, resulting in much lower expenses as they bring you back to your hometown and to your final resting place.
Contact a funeral home, like Danks-Hinski Funeral Home, for more help.Share
31 December 2017