Is Cremation for You?

Published: May 9, 2022
by Admin

While it isn’t the most pleasant thought to ruminate on, all of us, at some point or another, will have to decide whether cremation is the right choice or not. With so many different disposition methods to choose from in the event of our deaths, it’s important that we understand the details of each so that we may make the most informed decision possible. If you’ve been considering cremation but are still on the fence, you’ve come to the right place! Our cremation services in Lake Zurich, IL are affordable and easy to set up when you give us a call or visit our location!


One of the most appealing aspects of cremation as a disposition method is its large affordability. When compared to burials, cremations are extremely inexpensive and less of a headache to plan and manage. If you are someone who does not have to stick to a rigid budget, then this may not mean much, however, unlike burials, there are a lot of costs that can be virtually eliminated with cremation. For example, there is no need for paying for a funeral service, a casket, a burial plot, embalmment, and much more. Cremations are pretty straightforward methods so if you are someone who likes to avoid any headaches and hassle, then we suggest highly considering cremation! 


If you are someone who has a natural concern for the environment, then you may enjoy this benefit. Cremations, when compared to burials, pose far less of a risk and hazard to our planet. This is because, during burial, bodies are often embalmed beforehand in order to maintain preservation. What many people do not know, however, is that the chemicals used during the embalming process are highly toxic, meaning that when the body begins to decompose while in the soil all of the embalming fluid will begin leaking out into the earth. While cremation is way less hazardous, it does not mean that it poses zero risk to the environment. Cremation actually contributes to some pollution due to all of the smoke that is released but when compared to burial, cremation is the easy winner. 


If you are a person who enjoys flexibility as opposed to rigid schedules and tight deadlines, listen up! Burials are notorious for requiring a rigid schedule as everything revolves around the fact that the deceased’s body is slowly decomposing. Due to this, families must scramble to make arrangements, plan the funeral, find funeral providers, invite family members, and so much more. However, when we choose cremation a lot of the hassle is eliminated. Most people who choose cremation for their loved ones will opt out of a traditional funeral service and plan a celebration of life or memorial service instead. These types of events can be planned at your own pace which gives a lot of people peace of mind. 


When speaking on the aspects of cremation that some people are turned off by, a sense of closure is a major one. Many people dislike cremation as it doesn’t allow for a final goodbye the way a burial does. If you are someone who seeks this type of moment after losing a loved one, this is an important thing to keep in mind! 

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