Death is an inevitable thing. Each person in this world is going to have to rest after living a long happy life. Most people think that it is a bad omen to plan out how you want to go with your final resting place. The truth is pre-planning your funeral and cremation will save your family a lot of trouble and stress.
Planning for your demise while you are still perfectly healthy may seem to be an activity that is full negative vibes but that is just the first impression. Accepting the cycle of life lifts a lot of pressure of your shoulder. The stress that the fear of death brings to people is actually hindering them in living a full life. Once you embrace the fact that one day, one way or another, you will face death then you can start living your life more freely.
A funeral may sound simple but it can be complicated if not planned properly. It can be as simple as going through the embalming process, a simple traditional service then the cremation process or you can choose to have an unconventional service that can include musicians, limousines, items for remembrance, photo folders and much more. Either way, this can all be planned out to make it pan out more smoothly.
There is always an argument when it comes to cremation and burial. Choosing between the two can be a bit of a complicated task. Each one has their own pros and cons. To make it a little simpler, here is a comparison of the two:
Pros of Burial:
• Burials are less likely to offend anyone – Most people dislike the idea of cremation because they believe it is an unethical and unnatural way of accepting death. They want the body to undergo the natural ways of decomposition so that it follows their beliefs and tradition.
• Having a place to visit – Being buried in a cemetery means that your family has a definite place to visit your remains. Each time they miss you and want to celebrate your life, they can visit your grave anytime.
Con of a Burial:
• The only really big disadvantage of a burial is the expensive price it has. On top of the burial service, you will have to pay land fees, the fee for the digging of the land, the maintenance fee and the headstone installation fee.
Advantages of Cremation:
• Having a Choice between Cremation with Services and Direct Cremation – You have the choice if you want to have a viewing service or not. A direct cremation will not hold any ceremonies or services for the family of the deceased. This offers more flexibility when it comes to service options.
• Less Expensive – Choosing cremation over burial will save your family money. The fees that come with a burial service will be eliminated because there will be no land to dig and maintain.
• Scattering the ashes can be done anytime, anywhere – Holding on to the ashes of a deceased family member can help in the grieving process. When the time comes to let go, the family can then scatter the ashes to a place that is dear to deceased heart.
• Eco-friendly – Cremation is considered to be more environmentally friendly. It saves land and lessens the waste that caskets buried that hamper the growth of fauna in cemeteries.
Disadvantage of Cremation:
• Not Accepted by Most People – For a lot of people, cremation is an offensive practice when it comes to religious tradition. They also feel that it is a cold act to leave a family behind with less time to accept and grieve for a loved one.
To avoid being hoodwinked into spending money on funeral service extras that you can do without, you should look for trustworthy service providers. Check their integrity and credibility so that when the time comes you can trust them with your funeral.
One day, you will have to face the fact that your life is borrowed time. Being prepared when that moment comes will help your family focus on accepting your passing instead of being stressed out handling everything for your funeral. Let them know that even if you have passed on to the other side, you still think about what is best for them.
–Death is an inevitable thing. Each person in this world is going to have to rest after living a long happy life. The truth is pre-planning your funeral and cremation will save your family a lot of trouble and stress.