Burial and cremation services
Deciding on burial or cremation is not an easy decision to make, as both carry their unique advantages and disadvantages.
Below, we discuss some of the options available to choose from. This should help lead you to the right decision for your situation.
Some of the most common deciding factors on which option to choose mainly hinges on personal beliefs, religion and budget.
Some religions believe the correct way to send off someone is by returning them to the ground. If you or your loved one are religious, then this could be the option for you.
If religion or personal beliefs do not tie into your decision, below are a few key points to help you choose the right option to suit.
THE MOST DISTINCT ADVANTAGE THAT CREMATION CARRIES OVER A BURIAL SERVICE IS THAT IT IS NORMALLY MORE AFFORDABLE.
Funerals already hit us with the emotional pain and adding financial stress can often prove unbearable.
Cremations also carry the advantage of being quicker. The process tends to be easier to organise with fewer formalities and ceremonies in comparison to a burial. You can still choose to have a ceremony to celebrate the life of your loved one, however, but it can be at a place of your choosing which could forgo the usual booking process.
Another popular reason people choose cremation is the option of scattering the ashes at a special place. This can serve as closure for the family. Small ceremonies can be held to remember your loved one in a place of meaning. An Urn can be easily transported and does not require the service of a hearse.
Of course, there are also many options of cremation urns in which you may wish to choose from. Some choose to keep their loved ones in the home or nearby. The thought that they are still with us is often at times very comforting especially for those that have suffered a sudden departure.
Lastly, cremations are seen as being more environmentally friendly over burials by helping with overcrowding in cemeteries.
BURIALS ARE SEEN AS THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF INTERRING A LOVED ONE. FOR MANY, IT IS THE BEST WAY TO PROPERLY SAY GOODBYE.
A burial site also carries the advantage of being somewhere to visit in a place of peace and solitude. For some, the knowledge that their loved one's remains are safe helps bring comfort.
Another common deciding factor is that a burial allows for members of your family to be buried next to each other.
Burials can also be made more environmentally friendly with the decision to use an environmentally friendly casket that is made from cardboard, wicker, bamboo or willow - depending on budget and availability.
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