Are you interested in learning about the benefits of cremation? If so, you are not alone. More and more people across the country are looking into cremation services for themselves and their loved ones for many great reasons. Cremation which was once seen as taboo amongst many Americans is now getting a second look. In today’s article, we’ll explore the benefits of cremation and why you too may want to consider this memorial option.
Traditionally, in New Jersey and many states across the U.S. burial services range from $8,000 up to $20,000+ depending on the types of service add-ons you choose at the time of the funeral. The cost involved in performing a wake, church services, a casket, vault, etc. can make a traditional burial very expensive.
Cremations on the other hand can be done for less than $4,000 including some of the beneficial services traditionally assigned to burials. Often times if the cremation is done quickly after the state’s medical examiner’s office has completed their review, embalming the deceased is not necessary.
By avoiding the need for a casket, vault and traditional body dressings, you are able to save money that can then be put toward other services associated with funerals.
Did you know that even if you choose to do a cremation over a burial, you can still have a traditional funeral service for your loved one? All funerals in New Jersey must be hosted and serviced by a licensed funeral director. The funeral director is the person that you need to speak with regarding your plans to bury or cremate your loved one. Based on your choice, they will make arrangements with the cemetery to either do the burial or cremation.
Funeral Homes have lots of options available when it comes to cremation services. You can choose to have a traditional wake, rent a casket and then have your loved one cremated without the casket. This type of option gives your family the option to honor the deceased person traditionally in a religious setting while still saving costs associated with all funerals.
Cremations are considered a more green, eco-friendly option as the cremains take up less space in the environment. Traditional burials require a large amount of space in the ground (or mausoleum) to be completed. As more and more people populate the earth, there becomes less and less space available in cemeteries for people to be buried.
For people who are committed to eco-friendliness, cremation is a great choice. Cremation urns can be buried in the ground or kept at home. Some people even choose the option of having the cremains scattered on land or in the ocean. Another option for cremains is to have them turned into cremation jewelry.
To learn more about cremation, be sure to speak with your chosen funeral director, as they are best equipped to guide you through all of the options available to you.
Becoming A More Popular Choice
Cremations as mentioned earlier are becoming a more and more popular choice amongst Americans. For centuries people in the east have performed cremations due to religious reasons, but it is now taking hold in the United States.
As more people become aware of the economic benefits and the eco-friendly nature of cremations, it has become a very popular option. Cremations can be performed within a few hours allowing families to receive their loved one’s cremains within just a couple of days.
If you are interested in learning more about cremations, the costs involved and the funeral service options available to you, please contact a licensed funeral home. Funeral directors within funeral homes have many options and contacts available that would love to help you through the process.
Evergreen Cemetery & Crematory in Hillside, NJ would love to be your choice for all cemetery needs. If you would like to speak with us or have questions about the benefits of cremation, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at (908) 352-7940. We have a scattering garden dedicated to cremains usage as well as niche cremation entombments that allow you to keep your loved one’s cremains sealed in our beautiful mausoleum.
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