Why Choose Cremation Services offered by Heritage Cremation Provider over Funeral Services
There are many reasons why the rate of cremation services is steadily increasing and becoming as conventional as funeral services with in-ground burial or entombment. Below we will discuss some of the causes for the rise in cremations, and the decline of funeral homes.
When you are thinking about options for your final resting place, keep in mind that this is solely your decision and you need to make it known to your family.
One reason that cremation is surpassing the use of funeral services is due to the relaxed canon law by the Roman Catholic Church. Up until 1960, the Catholic Church was opposed to cremation, but now the departed can even have a Requiem Mass said in church, if they decided on cremation. A member of the clergy can even attend a memorial when you want a prayer said at cremation services.
Family Units are living farther apart than ever before and arranging for funeral services can be difficult. When all of the preparations for funeral services are being made, and dates need to be decided on, many people realize how difficult it is to get family members together in a short time. After the embalming process needed for funeral services occurs, there is only a short amount of time in which the viewing and burial can take place, and this does not leave much time to gather family and friends from around the country. Cremation allows for a memorial service to be held on a date that is convenient for family and friends to attend, it does not need to happen directly after the cremation process. This takes much of the stress off the family members who may have been planning funeral services.
Many people remember funeral services as a sad time, or one where they could not be a part of the planning. Someone close to the departed may have something they wished to contribute but could not due to restrictions that funeral services have. Cremations allow for the participation of many family members and friends. At a cremation memorial service, people are asked to gather favorite pictures, poems, quotes, items that your loved one enjoyed in life, and even music. There can be memorial tables prepared to put these items on display for all of the guests to see, and favorite music can be played during the gathering.
Environmentalists are choosing cremation over funeral services due to their love of the planet and natural open spaces. There are now even artificial reefs made by mixing concrete with your loved ones ashes. These "eternal reefs" provide a lasting environmentally friendly memorial that also helps the ocean environment.
Due to families living at a great distance apart now, after the funeral services are over they might not be near enough to the cemetery where their loved one is buried to visit or bring flowers. Cremation allows you to keep your loved close in a decorative urn that can be placed in your home. Some family members even put a small amount of the ashes in a pendant they can wear around their neck and keep their loved close at all times.
A main reason that people are no longer using funeral services or funeral homes is the cost. There are many expenses involved with traditional funeral services that are not present with cremation services. Embalming, a casket, a cemetery plot, a vault or plot liner are just a few that can raise the price of funeral services by over thousands of dollars. With a cremation the expenses are at least four times lower than that of conventional funeral services.
Heritage Cremation Provider does not sacrifice your loved ones’ dignity for affordable cremation cost. You will find that the services offered will be tailored to your specific desires. We make all of the arrangements for whatever type of service you request, even if you want funeral services before your loved one is cremated, we will make the arrangements and stand with you throughout the entire process. After the services are over, you can call Heritage Cremation Provider at any time to receive help with grief support.
Many people do not realize that the service you will receive from a cremation provider is the same as you would find when using funeral services, but without all of the added expenses. Heritage Cremation provider is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will guide you through this difficult time by answering all of your questions, and even by making a few suggestions of our own.
As a family owned and operated cremation service that has been in business for over two decades we know that there are many choices you need to make and we want to be there to assist you. Heritage Cremation Provider will help you decide between funeral services, cremation or both and will give your loved one the dignified service you desire.