When it comes to choosing what to do with our bodies, it can be one of the most difficult decisions during the process. There are many factors to be considered when it comes to deciding whether to go with cremation or burials. Some of those factors include cost, religious or cultural traditions and time constraints. Although there are many different options to choose for how you would like you body to be handled after life, cremation and burials are the most popular. Within this article, we will examine some of benefits and drawbacks of both options, when choosing the right option for your loved one.
A burial is when you take the body and place it in the earth. There are many forms of burials and in a society that is leaning more towards ecofriendly options, there is a rise for green burials. During a traditional burial, the body is embalmed then laid in the basket and placed into the plot, which later gets covered. Another option for some, is that during the burial the body is placed in a mausoleum, which means that the body and casket are placed into a large wall.
- Body remain intact
- Body can be buried immediately after the service
- Visitations are possibly prior to the service
- Burials are widely accepted
- You have a place to visit
- Much more expensive then cremation
- There can be many rules set in place by the cemetery
- Burials aren’t mobile
The cremation process involves burning the body and turning it into ash. When a body is cremated, the remains can be placed into an urn kept by the family or scattered in an important spot for the deceased. Cremation is seen as the nontraditional funeral, and to many religions is considered a sin, however for most that choose cremation they the love the idea of always being close and honour by their families. A body can be cremated after a traditional funeral service, or even prior to the service depending on what the family wishes.
- It’s less expensive
- After the body has been cremated you can take the memorial or service anywhere you life
- Not offered everywhere
- It may not be accepted by the whole family
Whichever option you choose, make sure you are informed and make a choice that is in line with your beliefs, or the beliefs of your loved one if you are making the decision for them. If you have any further questions about burials or cremations please contact us at Simply Cremations.