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.
Nobody likes thinking about death, but if you want to prevent placing a burden on your family when you die, you may want to start thinking about your own funeral service while you still can. One key decision you will have to make is whether or not you will take advantage of cremation services or opt for a more traditional burial. Today, more and more people are choosing cremation. Here are just a few reasons why.
1. It's Less Expensive
The exact price will vary depending on what you want, but it is generally accepted that cremation is significantly less expensive than a casket burial. A good portion of that is due to a cremation urn being much less expensive than an elaborate casket. But you might also save money if your family plans to just hold onto your urn instead of paying to have it buried somewhere.
2. You Can Have a Unique Funeral Service or Burial
It's much easier to move an urn around than it is to move a casket with a body inside of it. Choosing to get cremated before your funeral service could open up some additional options for you and your family. Would you prefer to have a funeral service near your favorite vacation spot? Maybe you want to be buried at sea to commemorate your time in the Navy? When you are cremated, your family will be able to move your remains with ease and without dealing with the additional costs that can come from having to move or ship a casket around.
3. Be Good to the Environment, Even in Death
If you've always enjoyed doing your part for the environment, getting cremated can help you continue to do even after you are gone. By getting cremated and giving your ashes to a loved one, you will be opting out of a traditional burial, and that's one less piece of land that will be used for someone's remains.
There's also the sensitive issue of embalming when dealing with a traditional funeral. Most embalming techniques use a chemical called formaldehyde. The embalming will help preserve your body for a little bit, but you will eventually decay. Over time, if your casket deteriorates as well, it's possible some of that formaldehyde could seep out into the Earth. Cremation prevents that from happening.
Talk to a local cremation service like Glickler Funeral Home & Cremation Service today to see if it's the right choice for you and your family.Share
23 October 2018