Today, many people choose cremation for its simplicity, affordability, and environmental concerns. It is important to remember that cremation is not a funeral, it is a means of disposition. Cremated remains should be cared for with the same dignity as a body buried in a casket.
We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one’s life. We suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated.
There’s a reason that video presentations are a popular element for memorial services, regardless of whether a family chooses cremation or burial. These videos can help them connect over shared memories and find joy in the experience. While most of these videos are photo-based, it’s also possible to incorporate home movies and interviews with family members.
Families have more options than ever for what they can do with cremated remains. Many cremation jewelry choices are available for families who wish to keep their loved ones close. Other options include cremation art glass pieces, which turn cremated remains into an object that’s both beautiful and meaningful and biodegradable urns that allow a tree to grow in the earth where they’re placed.