When choosing cremation, you must decide what to do with the ashes of your loved one. In addition to dispersing ashes in a favorite place or storing them in a funeral urn, a wide array of other options are available. The choices are virtually limitless and greatly different in style and purpose. Ashes can be a visible part of everyday life or small cherished keepsakes brought out only for special occasions. The choice is yours. Ashes can be kept in a variety of vessels such as jewelry, holiday ornaments, home decor, and many other everyday accessories.
Money can’t be taken with you, but it’s unlikely that anyone would like their remaining savings to be spent on funeral services. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average funeral in the U.S. costs around $6,500. The emotional distress of a death is difficult enough, without the worry of a financial burden that often comes with planning a memorial service or funeral. Cremation funerals have become an increasingly common option in the U.S. for many reasons, one of which is the great cost of traditional ground burials.