Making Big Choices Regarding Funerals

Why Cremation Is Growing In Popularity

by Andrea Rhodes

The idea of death is not a pleasant thought, but if you are getting up there in age, you can make peace with the situation by taking control of your burial plans. To that end, you may want to consider opting for cremation instead of a traditional casket burial. Is cremation right for you? Here are just some of the reasons why this might be something you want to put into your burial plans.

It's No Fuss and Straightforward

Planning a traditional casket burial raises a lot of questions. You need to figure out what kind of casket to get, what kind of vault you might want to place the casket in, what kind of additional decorations you might want to add inside the casket or outside of it, and so on. With cremation though, the planning is much more straightforward. You can pick the kind of urn you'd like to be placed in, but other than that, there's not really much to think about. If you've lived a simple, no-nonsense life, you might want the same for yourself in death. You'll be cremated and placed in an urn, a burial service or Mass will take place, and then you will go in the ground or home with a loved one.

It Can Save You or Your Family Money

A casket burial not only involves additional planning, but it also will cost you more money. The exact price will, of course, vary, but it is widely understood that cremation costs significantly less than traditional casket burial. Whether you are tight on funds now or you don't want your family to have to deal with the bill after you are gone, choosing cremation is a great way to get a respectable burial without breaking the bank.

Be Friendly to the Environment in Death

If you've always had a green thumb while alive, you can continue your focus on being kind to the Earth even in death. Traditional casket burial takes up more space than a cremation urn, and there are all of those embalming fluids that go into your body and eventually end up in the ground as your body or casket decays over time. The cremation process will turn your body to ash, and today's cremation centers are better than ever at turning on the furnace without causing a lot of pollution in the area. Cremation is simply the environmentally friendly choice