Hi everyone, my name is AnaMae Merton. I recently lost my birth parents during a heavy storm. Their deaths left me reeling, though we were not very close. Furthermore, I was the only surviving kin, so it was my job to arrange the funerals for both of them. The funeral arrangement process was incredibly difficult without knowing much about their personalities or passions. I struggled to find the best songs, outfits, caskets, burial sites and flowers. Luckily, the funeral director helped me identify suitable options for my birth parents' funerals. I hope to help people understand all of the different funeral arrangement options available today. Please visit my site anytime to learn more.
If you are in charge of planning a funeral for a loved one, you might want to consider the option of a cremation funeral. If cremation funeral services are not something that you are familiar with, then you might not know about the benefits of it. To help you determine if a cremation funeral is the right decision for your loved one, you will want to spend a little time to review the following information.
It Can Be Easier to Pay for
A lot of people find that they do not have enough cash to simply pay for a funeral out of pocket and there is not always a life insurance policy to cover everything. If you find yourself in the position of needing to make payment arrangements, then opting for the cheaper funeral option might be a good choice. The option of cremation costs a lot less than a standard burial. The process itself is cheaper, and then you do not have to worry about the cost of the casket or the purchase of a headstone. All in all, many people find that they are able to save a few thousand dollars on the cost of the entire funeral when they choose cremation.
You Can Keep Their Ashes With You
Many people do not like the idea of leaving their loved one behind in a cemetery, especially if they live far away and will not be able to visit the grave site. With the option of cremation, you can place your loved one's ashes in a decorative urn. You can then keep the urn with you wherever you move. If there are many close relatives that would like some of the ashes, you can divide up the ashes, placing a little in an individual urn for each person. You could even spread some of the ashes and keep the remainder. How you keep the ashes and what you keep them in is completely up to you and others in the family.
Now that you have all of that in mind, you will want to start to talk to the funeral home director about your decision. The sooner the decision is made, the sooner you can start planning out a lot of the funeral details, such as when it will be, how many viewings there will be, or even what type of music there will be playing in the background during the viewing.