Posted on: 17 December 2019
Many people are choosing to be cremated, and there are actually many reasons for this. You can learn what some of the reasons are for many people choosing to have their loved ones cremated by reviewing the following information:
The family is scattered
One of the reasons some families opt to have their loved one cremated is that the family is scattered throughout the country, or even throughout the world. This means that having their loved one buried in a cemetery would make it so very few family members would ever get to visit the gravesite of the loved one. In many cases, some of the family members will want to have some of the ashes sent to them so they can keep the ashes in an urn in their home. Other times, the family may agree to have the loved one's ashes scattered in a place that was known to be important to them.
It is an environmentally friendly option
Some people are concerned about having space taken up needlessly when they feel that there is an equally as good, if not better, option. They feel that cremation is better because it doesn't use land (or as much land) for a gravesite.
The family believes in keeping loved ones close
In some families, the family members prefer to have their loved one cremated so they can keep the loved one with them. In some cases, the family may even plan for something to be done with the ashes, such as having their ashes mixed in with the loved one's ashes after their passing. Or, they may even have their loved one cremated with the plan that the urn will then be placed in their casket with them upon their passing.
A family member wants a keepsake
There are more and more companies offering special keepsakes that can be made from a person's ashes. A couple of the most popular things that are made this way are beads and diamonds, but there are many others as well, with many of the items falling into the jewelry category.
There are financial concerns
It is much more affordable to have someone cremated. Also, when a person is cremated, the family has many options that they can choose from in order to memorialize them, and the way that they choose can also be very budget-friendly as well.
Call a funeral home to learn more about cremation services today.Share