There are a number of people who prefer cremation these days as compared to traditional burials. If you are not too sure about cremation, there are a number of things you need to know so you can keep your options open.
In case you do not want to keep the urn in your home, you can always bury it after the cremation is complete. While burials were the only way to bid goodbye to your loved ones at one point in time, cremations seem to be the modern approach and it comes with a lot of benefits.
One of the major reasons why cremation is so popular these days is because of the costs. While a traditional burial can cost around $3000 to $5000, a cremation can be done at the fraction of the cost. You can pick a beautiful urn to store the ashes which you can either bury or scatter based on what your loved one would want you to do. While it is always better to know what your loved one would have liked to do, cremations seem to be a popular choice. It is convenient and you do not need to borrow money for the funeral in this case.
Cremations also help to save on a lot of space. While finding space in a graveyard is no longer as easy as it was back in the day, burying an urn takes up lesser space and it is easier and more affordable to get it done.
Cremation is said to be better than burial for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is it is a clean and quick way to dispose a body. Many people are not comfortable with the idea of a body decomposing under the ground inside a casket. Some people find this procedure to be frightening and disturbing. With cremation there is no such problem. The body is burnt to ashes and that is how many people believe everyone should end up.
Another huge advantage of cremation is the opportunity to get to keep a remembrance of your loved one. When you bury a body you do not get to keep a memorial. All the memories you have is in your mind. However when you cremate a body you get to keep the ashes in an urn. The urn can be of any shape or size and can be customized depending on who the deceased was.
You can have the name engraved with a few last words and it can be like a tombstone that you can keep in the house. Many people say that having an urn around the house makes them feel the presence of the dead as well. This gives them an opportunity for closure and makes them feel at peace as well.
Cremation is certainly gaining priority over a traditional funeral. While there will be purists that believe that the only way a body can rest is under the ground there are others that believe otherwise.