Making Big Choices Regarding Funerals

What You Should Know About Cremation

by Andrea Rhodes

If you are thinking about pre-planning for your end of life, you may feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do and thinking about. And you might not have all of the information about some of the options available to you. Cremation is one such service. Get to know some of the important facts about cremation services that may help you to make your decisions for your end-of-life services. Then, you can contact crematories if cremation seems like a good option for you. 

You Can Still Have a Normal Funeral

One of the common misconceptions that people have about cremation is that by getting these services, they have to forego a funeral. However, this is not the case at all. If you have yourself cremated, you can still also pre-plan a funeral.

Funeral services are not exclusive to burials. So, do not let the prospect of not having funeral services keep you from considering cremation. 

Cremations Are Individual

Another fear that people have about cremation services and crematories is that they fear they will be mass cremated (i.e. cremated with other people). This is never the case. Cremation is individual, and the cremation chamber is cleaned between cremations. 

You do not have to worry about your remains being mixed in with anyone else's if that is a concern for you or for your family members. 

Cremation Is Environmentally Friendly

One of the facts you may be interested to know is that cremation is a more environmentally friendly option than traditional burial. Cremated remains do not take up as much room as buried caskets, which can be an environmental factor. Additionally, buried bodies have numerous chemicals in them that are not environmentally friendly. 

Cremated remains can also be used in environmentally friendly projects such as part of the concrete mixture in artificial coral reefs (designed to regrow coral reefs that have been previously wiped out or damaged). They can also be used as a part of the base of plant food for a newly planted tree. This can only serve to increase the environmental friendliness of cremation. 

Cremation Can Save You Money

And, of course, one of the most important factors in the funeral and end of life pre-planning process is the cost of services. Compared to traditional burial, cremation is much less expensive. If you are on a budget, consider cremation services for your pre-planned funeral. 

Cremation services can be a great option for your end-of-life pre-planning needs. If you are ready, contact a crematory to get your pre-planning started.