Today, more and more people in the US are choosing cremation services over standard burial after they loved ones die.
Interestingly, a report released in 2017 by NFDA found that approximately 50.2% of Americans opted for cremation in the year 2016, while only 43.5 Americans chose traditional burial. This report also predicted that over 78.8% of Americans will opt for cremation services over standard burial by 2035.
However, many people are still unaware of numerous benefits associated with choosing cremation services over traditional burial. Some of them don’t even know that they can still have a cremation service or funeral to honor their loved ones.
We, Arlington Mortuary, are committed to making sure that all families in Riverside understand all the available options when it comes to taking care of their loved ones’ remains after they die. In this article, we have put together a few benefits of cremation services over traditional burial and hopefully answer some of your questions about this choice.
Benefits of Cremation You Should Consider
If you’ve decided to pre-planning your own end of life care, one important decision you have to make is whether you want your body to be buried or cremated. We have listed a handful of cremation benefits to help you make an informed decision.
1. Cremation Saves Money
Cremation, depending on where it will be done, costs much less money than planning for burial. When you choose the standard burial, you have to buy a cemetery space, a casket, headstone, a vault, etc. All of these costs thousands of dollars. Depending on some factors, a cremation process may cost around $2,000, and an urn around 100 to 200 dollars. So it’s obvious that choosing cremation will be more cost-effective than a burial.
2. Cremation Combines Convenience and Tradition
If you’ve ever planned for a traditional funeral service, then you know how hectic the entire process can be. All the hassle of buying a casket and a cemetery plot, and organizing for the service can be quite a task. It will inconvenience your daily schedule, job not to mention putting a strain on your pocket. But with cremation, the process is quite easy and you can be through with everything within two days. A cremation also combines tradition with convenience as you can put the ashes in an urn, hold a funeral ceremony, and bury them.
3. More Eco-friendly Option
As our planet’s population grows, there is a need to conserve the little functional space remaining by choosing cremation over burial. Traditional burials take a lot of space in cemeteries while this space can be used for other better purposes. A cremation process doesn’t need a burial plot. All you need is an urn to put the remains and then you can choose to keep it or scatter the ashes into the sea or other locations that mean something to you.
These are some of the benefits of cremation. If you’re looking for the best Riverside Cremation service, contact arlingtonmortuary.com now for professional cremation services.