An affordable cremation has become a source of relief for many families after the loss of a loved one. The funerals of yesteryear have evolved from using an individual’s home for the wake and services into an inclusion of funeral directors and funeral homes to hold services. Those changes have a heavy costs to a grieving family, which can place a tremendous financial burden on them.
Those costs continue to grow with each passing year, which is one important reason why cremations have become a relieving alternative to a funeral. Not only is there less to be concerned with the planning phase, but the cost can often be prohibitively less than a full-fledged sendoff.
According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) just one decade ago in 2005, the number of burials to cremations was virtually doubled, with a 61-32 percent breakdown. By 2014, the two options were virtually even, and cremations are projected to have a 71-23 percent breakdown in their favor by 2030.
All-Inclusive Affordable Cremation
NFDA’s median price of a 2014 funeral being just over $6,000 shows the vast difference in cost between a funeral and cremation. In contrast, a direct cremation handles all necessary facets of this process at a much more amenable price. Such basics for this can include collecting the body from the place of death, obtaining the death certificate, the shipping of ashes at no charge, and providing discount options for urns. Family and friends of the deceased can also witness the cremation for certain cremation packages.
Acknowledgement of a loved one’s passing doesn’t have to be left in the hands of a generic writer. In far too many cases, these individuals simply post the standard vital statistics, coupled with a list of family members and perhaps an anecdote or two.
However, using a cremation service affords the family the opportunity to craft their own obituary and make it as long as they want. In such cases, they can use as many photos as they deem necessary to show the world how a loved one’s lived their life.
These obituaries not only stay on the cremation service’s website but are also posted through social media channels and can be sent to selected media outlets. That allows the news of this cherished family member or friend’s passing to have all avenues covered in transmitting it to all interested parties.
One of the major benefits of working with a cremation service is that there’s no push to quickly have a memorial service. Different people handle grief in their own way, so some may need more time to plan such an event. That lack of haste means that the life of the deceased can be properly celebrated. Having a place to hold this service can sometimes only add to an already large bill, but cremation services can offer a discount as part of their package. That saves money, with other potential financial savings available for military personnel who have passed away.
All these possibilities exist when using Lone Star Cremation, given their extensive experience in making sure that this process is available to all seeking such services.
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