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.
If you are having a hard time deciding whether you want to opt for cremation or a standard burial, you will want to keep reading. By reading through the following information, you should have a much easier time seeing why cremation might just be the better option when planning a funeral.
It Can Be Much More Affordable
One of the main concerns a lot of people tend to have when it comes to planning a funeral is the expense of it all, especially if there is not a life insurance policy that is able to be cashed in on. With the option of a standard burial, you have to pay for an expensive casket, a burial site, the crew that will dig out the burial site and lower the casket in, and then the headstone. With the option of the cremation, that is not something that you have to worry about.
You still have the option to place the ashes in a burial site if you want, but that is not necessary. Most people will either spread the ashes someplace memorable or keep the ashes in an urn at their home. The only cost that they have to face is the cost of the cremation process itself and the cost of an urn. Even with that, the purchase of a fancy or personalized urn can wait. The funeral home will give you the ashes in a box that is suitable for long term storage if you need to save the money for a different urn.
You Can Take Your Loved One Wherever You Go
If you are someone that moves a lot, or is just worried that you might have to one day move, and do not like the idea of having a hard time returning to the burial site of your loved one, the option of a cremation can be a much better because then you can always take the urn wherever you go. Also, this gives you the option of splitting the ashes with other family members so that they too can have the chance to take their loved one wherever they go.
If you have some questions or concerns about the cremation process, it is always a good idea to make an appointment to speak directly with the director of the funeral home that you plan to use. This way, you can get further guidance that will help you make the right decision.
Talk to a center like Delaware Valley Cremation Center for more information.Share
8 September 2018