If you're drawing up your funeral plans, and you've decided on cremation, now's the time to consider your options. You might not realize this, but there are a couple of cremation options for you to choose from. Those options are a traditional funeral or a direct cremation. With a traditional funeral, you can choose cremation before or after the service. With direct cremation, the cremation takes place without anyone in attendance.
One of the downsides of a traditional burial is that they can have an adverse effect on the environment, so some people have decided to have a green funeral instead for their memorial service. A green funeral allows for natural decomposition, so everything used during the burial will eventually return to the soil and become incorporated with it. In addition to limiting environmental impact, green funerals are also typically much less expensive than a traditional burial.
If you are planning a funeral for a loved one and you have decided to go with cremation services, you will want to keep reading. Many people do not have a lot of experience with such services and what happens in crematories. To help make sure that you have the knowledge you need, you will want to review the following:
Cremation Doesn't Happen Right Away
While you can plan and hold a service or memorial for your deceased loved one within days of their passing, the actual cremation of their body usually does not usually happen right away.
Cremation services can be part of the funeral services you can take advantage of at a funeral home. Cremation offers a viable option for people who would like to be buried or entombed after death, as well as those who would prefer that their remains stay with their family members. Cremation also opens up the possibility of having your ashes scattered in a meaningful place. Here are some of the reasons that cremation is an excellent and economical option:
Grave monuments are memorials that mark gravesites. They can be simple or elaborate and serve several purposes. Some grave monuments are decorative, while others offer practical functions like protecting grave markers from water damage. Some of them may also include the deceased's name, date of death, and other personal information about them.
Here are six reasons why people use grave monuments:
1. Grave Decoration
Grave decorations are grave markers that have decorations or designs on them.