Whether you are trying to plan the funeral for a loved one or you are expressing your wishes for your own funeral to your family, you may find that some are resistant to the idea of cremation. Sometimes, it can be because they do not understand the process. They might believe that they would then be robbed of the chance to have a viewing or they might simply have little experience with cremation and refusal is simply nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction. To help your family understand why cremation can be a good option in many cases, you can discuss the following with them.
Explain The Cost Factor
There are a lot of people that select the option of cremation simply because it is the more budget-friendly option. A casket, burial plot, and headstone are no longer things that you have to purchase. Sure, some people will opt for cremation and then have their cremated remains buried in a plot, but that is a personal option and not a requirement. Many people just keep the ashes of their loved one in an urn or spread them in nature in a place that they were fond of.
Talk About The Viewing
Even though you can skip out on the purchase of a casket, you can still have the funeral home hold a viewing and service before the cremation takes place. Funeral homes have caskets that can be rented just for that purpose, and those caskets are cleaned between uses. This way, everyone will still have the opportunity to say their final goodbyes. The cremation process happens at a different time, after the services have been completed. Once it is done, the funeral home will call to say that the ashes are ready to be picked up. You can then keep them in your home, spread the ashes in nature, or even divide the ashes into smaller urns so that multiple loved ones can have some to keep in their own homes.
Once your loved ones have had a chance to learn more about the process of cremation, they may be a little more relaxed about the idea of selecting that as the option for the loved one's funeral you are planning or that this is something you want for your own funeral in the future. You simply now need to get in contact with the funeral home director so you can set up the proper arrangements.Share