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Remembering Lost Family Members With Cremation

By Peppertan

If you have ever lost a family member, then you know that it can sometimes be difficult to have the money together for a funeral that the person deserves. There are some who make arrangements before they pass away, but if the death is unexpected, then it can leave other family members in a position to make a decision as to how to care for the body. One option that is affordable and still offers some of the same respects of a funeral is cremation.

This is an option for those who might not have a large family and simply want to have a memorial service so that family and friends can say a final goodbye. Even though the body is cremated, you can still have the remains buried in a cemetery with a grave marker. A funeral service can also be held as some cremation services in Virginia can be postponed while the family holds a traditional remembrance ceremony. The person is placed in a casket that is rented from the funeral home so that there is a viewing before a memorial service.

Cremation will save money that is spent on embalming, a casket, cosmetic charges and transportation fees. After the body has been cremated, the remains are placed in a container. This makes it easy to take the person to any location, which can give some family members a peace of mind in knowing that the loved one is with them instead of being in the ground. This is also beneficial for those who plan to move in the future. If the person is buried in a cemetery, then it can sometimes be difficult to visit the grave and leave flowers when you want to compared to if you have the remains in an urn in the home. The process of cremation only takes a few days. An environmental advantage is that there isn’t any land that is disturbed in order to bury a casket in the ground. You can also have the remains placed in a sapling. This is somewhat of a new idea and offers a way for you to plant a memorial that will be seen for years to come.

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