If you're in the process of laying out your final wishes, one of the decisions you'll need to make concerns whether you want to have a traditional burial or if you'd prefer to be cremated. Although you may be more familiar with the concept of a formal burial, more and more people are making cremation their choice. Learning more about the benefits of cremation can help you see why it is the ideal choice for you.
Cremation Is The Environmentally Friendly Option
When you choose cremation, it is your way of giving a final nod to generations to come. Instead of adding to the pollution of the soil and potentially harming wildlife, cremation speeds up the natural decomposition process to help protect the land.
When a body is cremated, fire is used to reduce the body down to its lowest form. Coffins, which typically contain metals or steel of some sort, could take a long time to decompose when placed in the soil. In addition, the embalming liquids that are used on the human body during the embalming process could seep into the soil and change the chemical nature of the area where the body is laid to rest. Over time, the chemicals may even leak into the human water supply, which could be extremely harmful.
Do your part to preserve the planet for as long as possible by electing to be cremated, which is a much more environmentally friendly option.
Cremation May Be More Convenient For Your Family
Another reason why cremation is such a good choice is because it gives your family an extra layer of convenience. This convenience takes many different forms that are sure to be appreciated by those you leave behind.
For example, when you are cremated, your closest of kin will receive your ashes in an urn. If this individual chooses to leave the area where you were cremated, they are free to take your remains with them anywhere they happen to travel. If your body is buried, they may feel a great deal of guilt if they're forced to leave the city or town where your remains are buried, since they may not have the funds to have the body exhumed and re-buried in a different location.
Opting for cremation could prove to be a very wise and conscientious decision. Consider listing cremation as your final wish so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with this choice.Share
14 July 2016
When my father passed away a year ago, my mother didn't have any problems with the funeral or burial. My father planned his funeral in advance. He didn't want to burden my mom with any problems during her time of grieving. That hit me. I realized that I didn't have any plans for my own future, which would make it even harder on my wife and kids. So, I contacted a funeral home online and requested information about burial services. The funeral home provided me with many options that I could afford to pay over time or upfront. My wife also helped select burial plots for us because we didn't want to be separated — even after death. I encourage you to read through my blog. It offers great tips and advice on how to plan for your own future. Don't wait. You never know what life holds for you.