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5 Reasons to Consider Cremation instead of Burial November 16, 2017

While traditional burial certainly has its merits, in recent years an increasing number of people have elected instead for cremation. There are many reasons that more and more folks have made this decision, including for economic purposes and for the fact that it permits loved ones to keep the remains closeby. Here’s a look at five common reasons why people choose cremation instead of burial.


Because urns tend to be significantly more affordable than caskets, cremation will often end up costing some 40% to 50% less than traditional burial. Another reason for the savings is that cremation doesn’t necessitate embalming.

Remains Kept in Multiple Locations

In the event that a family is spread across thousands of miles, cremation will allow members to each keep a portion of the remains. This can allow siblings to each keep their parent close to them.


Wearable keepsakes, fashioned as various types of jewelry, are a beautiful way to keep a loved one nearby, wherever you go.

Allows More Time to Plan Service

When a loved one has suddenly passed away, it’s likely that an increased amount of time will be needed to figure out the particulars of the service. With cremation, there will be no need to rush the plans.

Environmentally Conscious

Cremation doesn’t incorporate any of the harsh chemicals that are often used during the traditional burial process. This might make it a more appealing option for those who have cared about the well-being of the planet.

If you have any questions about the cremation process, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral director. For affordable cremations in Everett, Marysville, Monroe, Granite Falls, Lynwood, and Stanwood, WA, the trusted name is Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives with any questions that you might have during your difficult time.

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