Facing 5 Frequent Myths With Facts About Cremation


If you are considering cremation, as a personal option or during arrangements for a loved one, there is a good chance that people around you will offer their opinions and ideas to try to help. Even though their advice may be well-meaning, it is important you know the facts. Here are five frequent myths about cremation that you may be offered from friends and family members and the facts that you really need to know.

Myth: Cremation is much more expensive than traditional burial.

Fact: On the contrary, cremation is much more inexpensive than traditional burial. The average cremation will cost you around $1,100. A traditional funeral and burial is much higher, usually falling around the $7,000 range.

Myth: You cannot have an open-viewing at the funeral service if you choose cremation.

Fact: Just because you choose cremation, it does not mean that you cannot have an open-viewing during the service. The funeral can be scheduled before the cremation takes place, and therefore, if you choose to have a brief viewing option, that is a possibility.

Myth: There are not that many people that choose cremation.

Fact: It is true that cremation was an uncommon option a long time ago, but this choice has been on the rise for the last several years. In fact, it is suspected that by the year 2018, at least 50 percent of all people will choose cremation as their end-of-life preference.

Myth: Urns are the only storage option for ashen remains.

Fact: If you do opt for cremation, a traditional storage urn is not a necessity. You can have your ashes stored in pieces of jewelry, planted in a biodegradable flower pot and planted with a tree sapling, or even molded into an art sculpture. There are many modern options for storing ashes beyond just an urn to set on the mantle.

Myth: Cremation is against most religious beliefs on burial.

Fact: It may be true that some religions do not believe in cremating person when they are gone, but most see this as a viable option that is not against religious convictions. For example, Roman Catholics previously did not agree with cremation, but in modern times have stated that this option may not be preferred but is fine if you choose.

When you take a look at some of the facts about cremation, the myths you will hear are easy to dispel. If you are considering cremation, talk to a funeral home representative from a place like Ocean County Cremation Service that specializes in cremation about any questions and concerns you have before making your final choice.


17 June 2015

Planning Your Loved One’s Funeral

A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.