Nobody particularly enjoys making their end-of-life plans. However, making concrete, detailed plans for your end-of-life care and your funeral can spare your family from having to deal with significantly more stressful tasks than necessary after your passing.
One of the biggest considerations you will need to take into account is whether you will opt for cremation or a standard burial. Cremation services have been increasing in popularity throughout the United States. In fact, since 2011, it has been the choice of more than 60 percent of people who pass away in California, according to information published by the Cremation Association of North America. While standard burials might be considered more traditional, there are a wide variety of reasons why people are opting for cremation at higher rates than ever before.
Here are just a few of the biggest benefits of choosing cremation services in Lake City, FL:
- Price: This is far and away the single biggest reason why people are choosing cremation in higher numbers. Burial is simply an expensive process. Not only do you need to choose a coffin, which can cost thousands of dollars, but you also need to purchase a burial plot, a vault, a headstone, embalming services and more. Cremations cost as little as a third of the price of a burial, as there are fewer services and products needed to be purchased and the process itself is significantly easier than embalming.
- Ash options: There are far more options with what to do with your remains in cremation than there are with a burial. With a standard burial, you are basically stuck choosing which cemetery your body will be buried in. With cremation, you can allow your loved ones to keep your cremated remains in an urn, or scatter the ashes in any legal place you choose on land or at sea. You can also simply bury your cremated remains. This provides you with meaningful options to lay yourself to rest in places that mean the most to you.
- Eco friendly: Cremation is often seen as a more eco-friendly option than burial. Cemeteries take up a lot of space throughout the country and the world. With more people opting for cremation, that amount of space taken up can be significantly reduced and used for other eco-friendly purposes.
It is understandable why people choose burials over cremation. A burial gives loved ones a physical grave site where they can visit their departed family members and friends. It also might be a tradition in families to bury their dead in the same plot so they can be at rest together forever in close proximity to one another.
However, the benefits of cremation should at least be considered. You can save yourself a significant amount of money, meaning your loved ones will get more out of their inheritance. You also have more flexibility with your memorial service through a cremation.
For more information, contact ICS Cremation & Funeral Home to learn more about our cremation services in Lake City, FL today.
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