Why Is Cremation Becoming So Popular?
For those outside of the funeral profession, it may come as a surprise that cremation has outpaced traditional burial. As the needs of our families change, so do our services. More than ever, we’re focused on providing a personalized ceremony that honors the individual.
Needs are Changing
Simply put, people's needs and beliefs have opened up cremation as an option. Nowadays, there is more religious acceptance toward cremation than there used to be. This means that religious cremation ceremonies are not only possible, but are encouraged by churches.
People also don’t spend their lives in one place as often as they used to. For some, the idea of burying a loved one and then relocating for work, school, or retirement just isn’t an option. By choosing cremation, they’re leaving open the option of taking their loved one’s remains with them wherever life leads. There are more options than ever for those looking to keep their loved one close, such as decorative urns and cremation jewelry.
There’s greater awareness of the flexible options that cremation presents. If, for example, you’d like to have a traditional visitation, a funeral service, and then cremate your loved one, it’s totally possible. On the flip side, if you want to have a Memorial Gathering with your loved one’s ashes as the focal point, you can do so and opt for a simple Memorial Service to follow. Cremation offers the flexible choices that families are looking for.
Cremation also offers some unique options for disposition. Families can symbolically scatter their loved one’s ashes at a place of significance. Some families take their loved one on a final road trip before scattering their loved one’s ashes. Others choose to scatter at sea, or in a lake. Families can even plant a memorial tree along with their loved one’s ashes. These choices simply aren’t possible with a traditional burial.
Finally, cremation is less expensive than a traditional burial. It gives families a chance to pay their respects and honor their loved one at a cost that’s more affordable than alternatives.
At Erie County Cremation Service, our aim is to provide families with affordable, dignified services that help families heal after losing a loved one. We’re always available if you’d like to learn more about the options available to you and your loved ones.