A funeral can be a difficult time for loved ones, but knowing what to do about the body can be even more challenging. Cremation has long been a popular choice for people who don't wish to opt for a traditional burial, and it's becoming an increasingly popular option among Australians. Read on to find out more about the benefits of choosing cremation rather than a burial.
1. You can scatter the ashes
At first glance, many people think that cremations don't provide as many ways to express yourself as burials do - but they're wrong. If you scatter the ashes, then consider some of the beautiful locations you could visit. If you're feeling creative then head out with a loved one and scatter them somewhere they loved to go with their family or find a more creative way to do it. For example, you could try scattering them from a ship or an aircraft or placing them inside a special object which is buried in a secret spot.
2. You can keep them at home
When cremations are complete, you can choose to keep the ashes in an urn in the home of a family member or friend. This is a great choice for people who want some quiet time with their loved ones on holidays or special occasions, and it's more affordable than paying for a storage unit at a funeral home.
3. You can turn the ashes into diamonds
One of the newer options available to families is turning their loved one's ashes into diamonds. Although this is a fairly new service, the technology is available and it makes for a sentimental keepsake. This diamond can be incorporated into jewellery or a family heirloom that can then be passed from one generation to the next.
4. You can save time and money
Cremation is the process of reducing the body to ashes by heat. When you choose to cremate your loved one, there are no embalming costs or grave plots involved, so you'll save money. You also won't have to visit a cemetery regularly or tend to any gravesites, so you'll be saving time as well!
By selecting cremation, you're making a decision that will help you and your family avoid the cost and stress that comes with burial services. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of choosing cremation over burial, you should get in touch with a local funeral service today.