2017 Cremations climb as one of your best options in the U.S. More people choosing cremation than burial.
Why cremation is soaring in popularity is not difficult to understand if you examine the factors driving the trend.
Reason #1 – It’s Cheaper Traditional burial (casket, vault, burial plot) coupled with a visitation and funeral service can be over $7,000.00. Cremation is lower because you eliminate the casket, vault and typical cemetery space. Families opting for direct cremation will see the lowest bill as you eliminate any kind of viewing, service, etc.
Reason #2 – Range of Memorial Options Cremation offers a wide range of options for memorializing the deceased using the cremated remains. The seemingly endless options include typical decorative urns placed at home to having the remains used to make jewelry. Scattering over a body of water, a state park or another meaningful place is becoming increasingly popular.
Reason #3 – Mobile Society
Families no longer live in their hometown for the majority of their lives. Many Americans move frequently for jobs, family or other reasons. Technology allows us to live anywhere and stay connected with those we care about without having to be in the same city or even state. With a transient society, it’s easy to see why cremation is seen as a more practical option.
Reason #4 – Religious Tolerance For years, many religions forbade cremation. That is slowly becoming a non-issue. Many churches are not only becoming more accepting of cremation, they are building columbariums on church property to offer a final resting place for members of the congregation.
Reason #5 – Environmentally Friendly For years cremation has been seen as the “greener” alternative to burial. While burial offers its own green option (green burial), cremation is still favored by those wanting to have less of an impact on the environment. There is a new process called Bio Cremation that claims to be an even more eco-friendly method of disposition.
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