Advantages of Cremation Services
Cremation services in Phoenix, AZ offer you many advantages over a traditional underground burial. Cremations offer a lot more flexibility than burials, because they don’t limit you – or your deceased loved one – to a specific time or space.
One of the reasons that cremations have become so popular in the United States is because our country is so mobile. While previous generations of Americans had roots, even if they were limited to childhood, to a particular place (which impacted where major life events, including final dispositions, happened), later generations of Americans have spent their entire lives on the move.
While a small minority of Americans is still tied to a particular town or community, most Americans may define “home” very loosely. Typically, “home” refers to one of the fifty states where they may have spent the largest portion of their childhoods or where they have their fondest memories.
However, what is most interesting in death is often, although a loved one has spent their live moving from place to place, there’s a desire to return, whether by scattering or inurnment, to the place where their family members are buried.
Having cremation services makes that transportation from the place where your loved one died to the place where their family members lived or are buried much easier and more convenient.
If your loved one’s wish was to buried in a family cemetery or a cemetery where other family members are buried that is across the state or across the country, your funeral director will do the cremation locally and seal your loved one’s cremation remains in an urn that can be buried.
Your funeral director will work with the local funeral home where your loved one’s urn will be buried to transport the cremation remains and to ensure that they are buried in the local cemetery your loved one chose. Your funeral director can also assist with coordinating the purchase and placement of a monument at your loved one’s gravesite.
But cremations also offer advantages over burial for other reasons related to mobility.
If you’re ever investigated the possibility of having the casket of a loved one moved from one cemetery to another cemetery, even in the same community, you already know that it’s both a logistical nightmare and it is very cost-prohibitive.
You might choose cremation for your loved one because you do move quite a bit and if you bury them in a cemetery, you will not be able to move the casket easily or cheaply, while it is very simple to move the urn with their cremated remains with you each time you move, ensuring that you are close to them and they are close to you all the time.
Another reason why cremation services have an advantage over burials is because you can set the time and place where you want to have a memorial service or annual memorial gatherings for your loved one.
The cost of traveling for funerals with burials on a very short notice can be expensive, especially now that very few airlines offer special rates for bereavement flights. Making arrangements with work and schools can also be hectic, leaving you tired and frazzled by the time you get to where the funeral will be held.
With cremation, you and your family can plan a time and place (sometimes one that is convenient for everyone to easily get to) for a memorial service, and you can easily plan annual gatherings to remember your loved one.