Reasons You May Want To Choose Cremation When Pre-Planning Your Funeral

If you have decided that you are going to pre-plan your funeral so that the members of your family do not have to go through the process of doing so themselves, you have many decisions to make. One of the biggest decisions has to do with your final resting state and place. You can either choose a traditional burial or cremation. There are many reasons why you may want to choose cremation services over a traditional burial. Get to know some of these reasons. Then, you can better decide which of these options is right for you and your pre-planned funeral needs. 

Cremation Can Cost Less

If the cost of services is a concern for you and your funeral pre-planning, then you may be interested to know that cremation is often much less expensive than traditional burial services. In fact, cremation services can cost around fifty percent less than burial services (sometimes even more). That is a huge price difference to consider, whether you are paying for the services yourself ahead of time, or your family will be footing the bill.

Cremation Is More Environmentally Friendly

One of the big benefits of cremation services is that it tends to be more environmentally friendly than a traditional burial. Traditional burial, for example, takes up precious space in the environment that would otherwise be left to nature. Another factor is all of the chemicals that go into traditional burial, as well as the environmental cost of the casket, the headstone, and the like. Cremation has a much lesser impact on the environment. 

Cremation Offers Some Flexibility

Unlike traditional burial, which has a ticking clock on it as far as services and the burial itself goes, cremation offers some flexibility. If your family is unable to have the funeral services right away, there will be no rush to do so. The urn with the cremated remains can be kept in a family member's home until the services can be held and the remains can be buried, scattered, or otherwise put to their final resting place. 

This flexibility extends to what can be done with the remains as well. Burial is an option as previously mentioned as is scattering the remains somewhere special. A person in the family may want to keep them in their home. Other people use small amounts of remains to make necklaces or other special pieces of jewelry to keep a loved one close. And there are even options with cremation to be part of an artificial coral reef. 

Knowing these reasons that you may want to choose cremation when you are pre-planning your funeral, you can now better decide if cremation services are the right option for you and your final wishes. For more information, reach out to a professional who provides cremation services