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The Undeniable Benefits of Doing a Cremation Ceremony
An increasing number of people are choosing to be cremated, according to the Cremation Association of North America. In the United States, in 2020, more than 56% of people (1.8 million) choose cremation over other types of final disposition. In Canada, the creation rate was even higher, with 73% of people getting cremated (224,000) in the same year.
There are many good reasons why more and more people are opting for cremation when making final plans. This blog post will highlight the undeniable benefits of choosing a cremation ceremony over other options.
It Is More Affordable
Cremation is a more affordable option than burial, traditionally the most popular option for people. The average cost is approximately $11,000 in the United States. This is several times more than the average cost of a cremation. There is also typically less planning involved with a cremation burial, and the services of a funeral director are not necessarily required.
It Is a Flexible Option
Just because a person is cremated, does not rule out the possibility of a burial in the future. A person’s ashes may be scattered or placed into one or several urns. If a graveyard or other form of burial is preferred at some point in the future, this can be easily arranged. There are many different types of companion urns, and the remains of your deceased family member can be divided among family and friends.
As cremation is more straightforward to organize than a traditional burial, it is considerably more time-efficient. For many people, the last thing they want to do when grieving over the loss of a loved one is to organize and plan a burial.
Cremations are faster and simpler than burials, though they remain just as memorable. A traditional funeral service can still be held, or the family can choose another type of remembrance event to mark their loved one’s passing.
It Is Environmentally Friendly
Cremation is a more environmentally-friendly option in the long run. Traditional burials take up a lot of land space, plots require regular and ongoing maintenance, and there is the risk of toxic elements from the embalming process seeping into the earth.
Then there is the need for wood and other materials to be sourced when constructing caskets. As people become more environmentally conscious, more are opting for a cremation ceremony.
Undeniable Benefits of Doing a Cremation Ceremony
Within the deathcare industry, cremation is becoming increasingly popular. The above benefits point to why so many people choose this option when making their final plans. While it is more affordable and less complicated to organize, it is just as memorable as a traditional burial. Like this blog post on the benefits of choosing a cremation ceremony? Be sure to check out our other informative articles on a wide range of exciting topics.