What Are the Benefits of a Direct Cremation?
Which is better: a funeral service or a direct cremation service in Fort Worth, TX? If you’re wondering whether or not that’s a trick question, you have good instincts because it is a trick question. The reality is that neither is better than the other. It really comes down to what you want. And more and more families are choosing cremations over funerals. Here’s why.
Cremation is the More Cost-Effective Options
When you consider the costs, you’ll see that cremation is a lot less expensive than a funeral. There’s really no debating or denying it. And this cost savings is a major reason why a lot of people arrange cremations rather than funerals for their deceased loved ones. If you really want to get the most cost-effective body disposition option, then you’ll want to plan a direct cremation. Direct cremation includes the body disposition without any added services. So it’ll save you more than if you plan a cremation with a viewing or memorial service.
Cremation Offers More Resting Place Possibilities
If you plan a cremation, you and your family will have many options as far as final resting places are concerned. Do you want to keep the ashes in your home? You can get a nice urn that will fit whatever area of your home you want to keep it. Do you want to bury the urn? You can do so in an urn garden at a cemetery or even on your property. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, you might want to buy a biodegradable urn that will disintegrate underground. You can also go the columbarium niche route. A columbarium niche is a building where cremation urns can be placed. It’s sort of like an above-ground burial option. This makes it easier to retrieve the urn if you want to relocate and to take the urn with you.
Cremation Affords Memorial Jewelry Options
In case you’d like to keep your loved one particularly close in a symbolic way, you can opt for cremation jewelry. It’s the sort of option that will create keepsakes and heirlooms that can be passed down from generation to generation. One type of cremation jewelry contains a compartment where you can place some of the cremation ashes of your loved one. Another type of cremation jewelry can include a diamond or some other precious stone made by subjecting some of the ashes to intense heat. You can ask the funeral director for more details.
Cremation is Easier to Plan
If you’ve previously planned funeral services and cremation services after the loss of loved ones, you probably don’t need to be reminded that a direct cremation is easier to plan than a funeral. Many families prefer to not have to spend too much time arranging a funeral service when they can much more quickly plan a cremation service.
If you need help from a funeral home offering direct cremation services in Fort Worth, TX, we can help you. As for our final services options, we offer traditional service, graveside service, cremation with a viewing, and direct cremation. For the help you need, give us a call. You can also stop by our office if you’d like to speak with someone in person.