For centuries, burial was the primary choice in this country. But in recent decades, not only has cremation become more acceptable, it’s widely preferable for a number of different reasons. From affordability to greater environmental-consciousness, the general populous has come to see some of the benefits of cremation over burial.
Cremation can cost some 50% less than burial (this figure can vary depending on particular preferences) in large part because urns are much more affordable than caskets. Also, there is no need to pay for embalming. In addition to that, a niche in a columbarium will likely be cheaper than a burial plot.
Variety of Urn Options
From hardwoods to marble to bronze, there are several different types of urns to choose from, and whatever the desired aesthetic, it will likely be found. If you’re unsure which kind will be best for your situation, a funeral director can help guide you with this choice.
A popular option is to keep some of the remains in a wearable keepsake, such as a necklace, that allows the departed to always be kept close.
More Time for Planning Service
When cremation is chosen, there is no need to rush into the funeral service, potentially making things more manageable in situations where someone has passed away suddenly.
Keep Remains in Multiple Locations
When the surviving loved ones are spread across a vast geographical area, cremation can be beneficial in that it allows all parties to keep a portion of the remains close by.
A Greener Option
There are harsh chemicals involved in the burial process that have no role in cremation. Also, in urban areas, another consideration is that cremation takes up less space.
If you have any questions regarding cremation, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral director. For affordable cremations in Everett, Arlington, Marysville, Sultan, Monroe, Granite Falls, Stanwood, and Tulalip, WA, the trusted name is Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Funeral Alternatives also provides affordable funerals in Seattle and King County. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives with any questions that you might have about planning a service.