When a loved one passes away, there will be a number of important decisions that will have to be made. One of these decisions will be deciding between a traditional burial or a cremation. Unfortunately, there are some common myths about the cremation process, which can make it much harder to know whether this is the right option for your loved one.
Myth: Cremation Is A Process That Is Extremely Bad For The Environment
There is a relatively common assumption that cremation will always be very bad for the environment. However, this assumption often fails to consider the comparative environmental impact of a traditional burial. An example of this could be the use of embalming fluids to help preserve the body. Over time, these substances can be released into the ground, which may cause significant environmental issues. Additionally, traditional burials will require far more space than cremated remains will need. These factors can make cremation one of the better environmental options for those that are wanting to limit these impacts.
Myth: You Will Have A Much Harder Time Planning For A Viewing If Cremation Is Chosen
A viewing can be an important part of the burial process as it can allow individuals to achieve a higher level of emotional closure. Unfortunately, there is a widespread belief that it will not be possible for a person to have a viewing for their deceased loved one if they are choosing cremation. The reality is that there is no reason that cremation will impair the process of having a viewing. When choosing to cremate, it may be an option to rent a casket for the viewing. This can allow for a traditional experience while avoiding the need for you to buy a new casket. As an added benefit, the ability to rent the casket may allow for a higher quality casket to be selected.
Myth: You Will Be Unable To Attend The Cremation
It is understandable for individuals to want to view the cremation process for their loved ones. Depending on the service that you have chosen, they may be able to provide the family with a viewing area for this process. If this is an important option for you, it is important to verify that the facility will be able to accommodate this type of service as well as have the space needed for the family members to attend. Luckily, this is information that cremation services will be able to easily supply when you are first inquiring about using their services for your loved one.
Contact a local funeral home to learn more about creation services.