Why Choose Cremation?
The Cremation Association of North America has reported that Cremation has expanded rapidly worldwide. Since 1973, the number of cremations in North America has more than tripled. Countries such as Japan (97%), Great Britain (70%) and Scandinavia (over 65%) continue to show a high percentage of cremations. It's predicted that by the year 2010, cremations in the US will be close to 40%.
With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot or mausoleum. They can be buried in the ground, or scatter in a sea or lake. They can also be keep at home in an urn. You can even scatter on private property with the owner's permission. Cremation is just one step in the process. While you may know what you want to do with your loved one's remains, there is also the traditional service which can be a beautiful event, where ever you like. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for grieving, as well as a remembrance for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision. The limit is set only by your imagination.
If you are choosing cremation for yourself, will your family be comfortable with cremation? Some family members are disturbed at the thought of death itself, much less cremation, which many be perceived as a cold and uninvolved process. They may resist your wishes when the time comes. Address it with your family now. You can put their concerns to rest, and have peace of mind knowing your wishes will be carried out.
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