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When you are in charge of planning a funeral, you might want to consider the option of cremation for your loved one. To help you decide whether this is the best possible choice, you will want to read through the following benefits.
It Is More Affordable
If the financial aspect of planning a funeral is getting a little worrisome for you, then you will want to make sure that you are considering all of the ways in which you can lessen the final bill. One drastic way to do that is to opt for cremation services instead of a standard burial. When you are having your loved one go through a cremation service, you will not have to worry about purchasing a burial plot and headstone. You will also not have to purchase a casket, as caskets are not used in the actual process of cremation.
You Can Still Pay Your Final Respects
Do not make the mistake of assuming that just because you decided to opt for the cremation service that your friends and family will not be able to pay your respects. You can still have a formal viewing for friends and family - just as you would if you selected the burial option. The only difference is that you will not be following your deceased loved one to a cemetery for a burial. He or she will be taken for cremation and once their ashes are ready for pickup, the funeral home will contact you.
Many Options For Their Ashes
Once you have received the ashes from the funeral home, you can do just about anything with them. Some people will spread the ashes out in the ocean or up on a mountain top. Others may bury the ashes beneath a tree that they will bury in the yard. Then again, you could decide to go with the traditional option of keeping the ashes in a nice urn in your home. You can keep all of the ashes in one urn or divide them up among a few urns so various family members can keep some of their loved ones ashes in their own private homes. As you can imagine, the options are endless.
Just make sure that you are talking through all of your options and the cremation process with the funeral home director. This way, you will be able to make the decision and you are most comfortable with. Contact a business such as the American Cremation Society for more information.