Advantages of Planning a Cremation Service Over a Traditional Burial

For years, the majority of people chose to be buried when they died rather than cremated. But that has really changed in recent years as more and more people have decided to choose cremation services over a traditional burial. At the moment, more than 50 percent of people are actually going with cremation rather than a burial.

Why is that? Well, there are quite a few advantages people get when they go with an Alamo, TX cremation service as opposed to a traditional burial. Check out some of those advantages as you consider which option would be best for you.

Cremation costs less.

If you asked most people why they were choosing an Alamo, TX cremation service over a traditional burial service, their reason would likely have something to do with the cost associated with the two. While the costs vary depending upon the funeral home and the circumstances, cremations usually cost just a fraction of what burials do. There are some cremation services that will cause the cost to rise, but in general, you won’t pay anywhere near as much for cremation as you would for a burial.

Cremation isn’t as time sensitive.

When a person chooses to be buried after they die, they need to be buried within just a few days of their death. That means their family needs to pack a viewing, funeral, and their burial into a tight timeframe. That’s not the case with a cremation service. After a person has been cremated, you can wait as long as you want to hold a service for them. You can hold it next week, next month, or even next year if it’s more convenient for everyone in your family.

Cremation allows for more creativity.

You probably didn’t expect to see the words cremation and creativity in the same sentence, but hear us out. When a person opts to go with a cremation service over a burial, they open up a world of possibilities to their loved ones. People have come up with all kinds of creative ways to honor a person following cremation. You’re free to do whatever you want to pay tribute to a person with a cremation service.

Cremation is becoming more universally accepted.

While the argument against holding an Alamo, TX cremation service used to be that cremation wasn’t sanctioned by most religions, there are many that are now accepting it. While there are some that are still against it, the Catholic church and other churches have come around to the idea of cremation and are now allowing their followers to use it. This has opened up people’s minds and forced them to think about whether cremation might be the better choice for them.

Are you seriously considering going with a cremation service provider over a burial for yourself or a loved one? McCaleb Funeral Home can speak with you about some of the other advantages of it when you call us at 956-968-7533 or visit us at 900 W. 4th St. Weslaco, TX 78596.

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