The Options of Cremation

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Why Should You Consider Cremation?

Cremation has become much more popular in recent years. In North America, there has been a 20% increase in national cremation rates over the past decade. This could be because traditional funerals cost much more than cremation or a green burial. A traditional funeral costs about $10,000, while a green burial is around $2,500. A green burial is usually a cremation with a biodegradable urn, or other cremation keepsakes. The deceased could also be buried in a biodegradable coffin, which reduces carbon emissions by 50% when compared to a more traditional burial.

Cremation Options

If it is someone’s wish to be cremated, there are many options. There exist biodegradable cremation urns than also contain tree seeds, so that a tree grows above the burial site. Other options include ash necklaces, ash containers, and the traditional burial urn. Many of these cremation keepsakes can be kept for an indefinite amount of time so that your beloved are always with you. These options also exist for pets.

Stay True to their Memory

No matter what the choice, burial or cremation, the important thing is to keep the memory of the deceased, and provide closure for the living. Although cremation has risen in popularity in recent years, burial is still a widely accepted option. If the remains are cremated, the possibilities are many. Whether the ashes are scattered in a memorable place, placed in an urn, buried, or even made part of a cremation pendant, the memory of the loved one is honored.

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