Reasons to Choose Cremation
If you’re funeral pre-planning, you will have the opportunity to choose between a variety of funeral services. One very important decision that you will need to make is deciding if you want burial or cremation services. While each option has specific benefits, keep reading to explore the reasons that you might be interested in choosing cremation.
It’s More Environmentally Friendly
Many people choose cremation over burial because it is the more environmentally friendly option. Burial plots require the use of valuable land resources, and your body will need to be embalmed, which produces harmful emissions and uses chemicals that then seep into the ground as the body decomposes. Caskets can also pollute the earth as they begin to decompose. Cremation doesn’t require embalming, and ashes can be kept, scattered in a cremation garden, or entombed in a columbarium.
Cremation Services are Typically Less Expensive
When you choose cremation, you will only need to pay for the cost of cremation services, a cremation urn, and additional costs associated with your cremation ceremony or columbarium fees. When you choose burial, you will need to pay for a burial plot, gravestone, casket, embalming fees, and other fees associated with your funeral home, cemetery options, and funeral services.
Your Options are More Flexible
If you’re pre-planning a funeral, you aren’t sure exactly when the funeral services will take place. Your friends and family might not have much notice, and out of town mourners may not have enough time to make travel arrangements. With cremation, you have more flexibility. After the body is cremated, a cremation ceremony, entombment in a columbarium, or scattering of ashes in a cremation park, can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for everyone.
At Greenwood Memorial Park, our compassionate and experienced staff can help you with planning your funeral near San Diego. We know that pre-planning a funeral or cremation can be difficult and overwhelming, and we can guide you through every step of the process. To learn more about our cremation and funeral services, call us today at (619) 701-6473.