Fewer families are settling for a traditional burial these days. Though there certainly isn’t anything wrong with the tried and true process, families have become increasingly open to the idea of cremation and for good reason. Cremation makes it possible to remember loved ones in a variety of ways. If you or someone you know is looking into cremations in or near Windsor, NY, rest assured that there are local professionals who can walk you through the process and explain the potential costs and benefits thereof. Cremation may not be right for every family, but it has become an increasingly common option for a reason. Once cremated, the possibilities associated with remembering a loved one in unique and dignified fashion are virtually endless. Put simply, cremation creates a variety of options for you and yours.
One’s final resting place is no mere technicality. It may speak volumes about a life, about your priorities, about your values and about your personality. These kinds of things often take center stage at funeral services or memorial services. But they can also inform the question of burial and cremation itself. However traditional, burial invariably limits your options. Once buried, that’s that. Cremation, however, makes it possible to remember a loved one in a range of different ways, with much depending upon a family’s personal preferences.
As AL.com’s Lucy Berry explains, “With cremation and non-traditional funeral services on the rise, it’s no wonder more families are seeking new ways to honor the departed after death. While traditional urns and scattering of ashes remain popular choices for Americans who choose cremation, a rising number of companies are catering to those who want something a little different for themselves or their loved ones.”
Some options may seem particularly familiar. You can of course have cremated remains scattered at a location that has some kind of meaning to you and the loved one your family has lost. This can make an important statement and of course help bring about a greater sense of closure. You can also have the remains buried, just as you would with a body that has not been cremated. This assures your family and friends a common location at which your loved one may be visited, making it possible for a wider range of parties to pay their respects. And of course, you may keep the remains at home in an urn or similar container. This assures that they will be kept safe, whether they remain on display or otherwise kept.
There are also far more creative options, ranging from using cremated remains to plant a tree to using them in a tattoo. You can even have them made into various kinds of jewelry. Again, the options seem endless.
Much ultimately depends on your family and what your loved one has in mind by way of final wishes. If you are thinking about cremations in the Windsor, NY, area, consider reaching out to Savage-DeMarco Funeral Service. We look forward to working with you in a kind and professional fashion. You can visit us at 1605 Witherill St, Endicott, NY 13760 or place a phone call to (607) 785-2841.