Dignified and Accessible Cremation Options in South Jersey
Cremation costs can be very confusing and sometimes, the accessibility is not that great. Many cremation providers may quote a low price but they do not give you the complete costs. At South Jersey Cremation Company, we are transparent with the costs in order to provide peace of mind to families we serve in South Jersey. We think that preparing a cremation should be simple and economical during this terrible time. We’ve learned from our years of expertise in the funeral and cremation industry that the families we work with want price and service transparency. You can choose only what you want from the comfort of your own home or one of our three convenient locations using our simple, online method.
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Benefits of Cremation: Why is Cremation Better?
There are many benefits of cremation that often make it the preferred choice for families. When compared to traditional burial, cremation is a more affordable option and it also takes up less space. In addition, cremated remains can be scattered or buried, which means they can still be close to loved ones. If you are considering cremation for a loved one, here are some of the benefits you can expect.
Reasons why cremation is better
- It is more affordable
One of the main benefits of cremation is that it is more affordable than a traditional burial. The cost of a funeral can be expensive, and when you factor in the cost of a casket, headstone, and other associated costs, it can add up quickly. Cremation eliminates many of these costs, which can be a great relief for families who are already struggling with the loss of a loved one. Since it is much cheaper than your average funeral service, more people are starting to choose cremation. As a result, it is a practical choice for families that cannot afford to bury their loved ones.
- Cremation is much more flexible
You can either be buried underground in a plot or above ground in a mausoleum when you choose burial. With cremation, you have the freedom to choose how you want to memorialize your loved one. You can scatter their ashes in a place that was special to them, or keep them in an urn as a reminder of their life.
Some people are hesitant to choose cremation because they think it is a cold and impersonal way to say goodbye to a loved one. Cremation does not have to be cold and impersonal. There are many ways to personalize a cremation service so that it is as unique as the person you are remembering. You can hold a traditional funeral service before the cremation, or you can have a celebration of life after the cremation.
- It is environmentally friendly
Cremation is also a more environmentally-friendly option than burial. When you are buried in a cemetery, your body takes up space that could be used for something else. Cemeteries also use chemicals and pesticides to maintain the grounds.
Caskets are often composed of wood or a variety of other materials. This amount of wood is about equal to 4 million acres of forest per year. Cremation doesn’t require the use of these materials as it uses cremation urns, so it helps to reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, cremation uses less energy than burial. The process of embalming and preparing a body for burial takes a lot of energy and resources.
- Cremation is simple
When people choose a traditional funeral, they frequently also choose to have their loved ones buried. Cremation, on the other hand, is more commonly connected with memorial services and life celebrations. A conventional funeral entails a wake, the collecting of pallbearers, the planning of a mass with a church, the coordination of the burial with the cemetery, and much more. If you want them to be, memorial services and life celebrations can be considerably simpler. You can select how elaborate and sophisticated the ceremonies are because they are more based on what you want and less on typical practices.
- The ashes are portable
When a casket is buried in the ground, it cannot be relocated without incurring enormous costs. The ashes, on the other hand, can be transported with relative ease. This makes it possible for family and friends to scatter the ashes in a place that is significant to the deceased. For example, if your grandfather loved fishing, you could scatter his ashes in his favorite spot by the lake.
You can also keep the ashes at home or use cremation jewelry to keep a part of the ashes with you always.
- Cremation is becoming more accepted in many faiths
Because religions have a more permissive view on cremation, many people are beginning to depart from tradition. Cremation is now more accepted in Catholicism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and many Protestant denominations. This means that if you are of a faith that once frowned upon cremation, you may now be able to choose this option without worrying about going against your religion.
- It is much more time efficient
Funeral planning will overwhelm your family. This is especially difficult when you’re dealing with the emotional aftermath of a loved one’s (possibly abrupt) death. Cremation can take away a lot of the funeral planning process because there are simply fewer decisions to make.
Cremation can be a beautiful way to say goodbye to your loved one. It can be a very personal decision, and there are many benefits to choosing cremation. With so many people now choosing this option, it is becoming more and more accepted in society. If you are considering cremation for your loved one, be sure to talk to South Jersey Cremation Company by calling (856) 452-5440, we will provide all of the available options.