Understanding What Is Involved In A Direct Cremation

If you are trying to make plans for what happens to your body once you pass away and are concerned about the money it will cost your family, direct cremation may be a good option. This is one of the least expensive ways to take care of things. Here is what you can expect from this type of cremation services. Cremation of the Remains In a direct cremation, the body will be taken directly to the crematorium where it will be cremated. [Read More]

Planning Cremation Services When Some Of Your Family Disapprove Of Cremation

When it comes to end-of-life options, cremation is more environmentally-conscious and certainly less expensive than bodily internment, but many religious groups prohibit cremation and some people hold personal reservations against it. If some members of your family do not approve of cremation services, it's important to clearly state your final wishes in writing so that there are no arguments over what to do with your remains once you pass away. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself when you wish to be cremated but have family members that are opposed to the process. [Read More]

Your Role In The Cremation Process

If you're considering cremation services for yourself or a loved one, you'll find the process simple and generally without trouble. However, you will still need to be involved somewhat with decision making. People often think of cremation as the body is cremated, the ashes put in an urn, and then the family does what they want with the ashes. There's more to cremation than that, so start thinking now about what your choices would be regarding these three questions. [Read More]

Even With Cremation, You Can Still Have These Traditional Funeral Elements

If you're pre-planning your funeral and are trying to decide whether you wish to be buried or cremated, you may be concerned about missing out on some favorable traditional funeral elements if you opt for cremation. You may have this misconception because of a belief that cremation is a modern option that isn't in alignment with traditional elements. And, while it's true that many people who opt for non-traditional post-death arrangements ask to be cremated, the good news is that you can still tailor your arrangements exactly however you want if you choose cremation. [Read More]