When a loved one dies, it could be one of the most devastating events in our lives. There will be a mourning period and most probably, friends and family will be around to comfort you.
But then, reality sinks in. Your deceased loved one needs to have his or her final remains handled. You have some factors to consider before making a final decision:
- The cost. Traditional burials are increasingly becoming more expensive. They cost $10,000 to $12,000 together with the memorial service. Cremation services are less costly. You can choose a direct cremation without a memorial service (cost $700 to $3,500) or a cremation service after a viewing period of the remains (embalmed, costing $7,000 to $8,000).
- Your religion or beliefs. There are faiths that allow only traditional burials or cremation. There are those which allow both.
- Your environment consciousness. Embalming spurts out more than 800,000 gallons of formaldehyde annually. Burials leave on the ground tons of steel, other metals, wood, and concrete. Cremation releases greenhouse gasses and mercury into the atmosphere. A green option for cremation is choosing a biodegradable urn for the ashes.
Before choosing a cremation service and crematorium, you should do the rounds and shop around. The prices will vary and you should get quotes from all the providers in town. Ask questions. What are the inclusions in the price? Does it include the cremation, the service, the urn, handling services, transportation costs, and the ash scattering or storage? Also, confirm unbundled prices – what elements you can do without so you can lower the expense.
If you have finally chosen cremation services as your final decision, San Bernardino cremation services are your best provider in the area for your family’s cremation needs. We will provide you with a comprehensive list of options – from the time your loved one’s remains are handled, up to the final moments when you decide to scatter the ashes.
Nearly 70 percent of Americans in the coming years are likely to choose cremation over traditional burials because of practicality. And you get to keep the ashes of your beloved in an urn if you still have not decided to scatter the ashes.
San Bernardino services will provide you with a comprehensive line of options for your family’s cremation requirements. It is worthy to note that the demand for cremation has more than doubled since 1990.
Cremation services would give you the options of a funeral with or without viewing, with the cremation to be held afterward. And also the options of holding the memorial service at either a traditional funeral home or at another preferred venue to be followed by interment of the ashes. And also services for the scattering of ashes at a location which means so much to you.