These days more and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial. If you are thinking about cremation, you may want to have some reasons why it's a good choice.
One reason that many people choose to go with cremation is that it less expensive than being buried. Your body may not have to get embalmed if you are going to do an immediate cremation. Part of the reason for embalming a body is preserving it and stopping the decomposition process. If you are going for an immediate cremation, that's not a problem. Another reason that cremation is a less expensive option is that you don't have to pay for things like a fancy coffin. You may have to pay for a plain coffin, but coffins really aren't necessary to the process.
If you live far away from the rest of your family, you may want for your remains to be near your family. Shipping a body is very expensive, However, option for cremation leaves a much smaller package that will need to be shipped. There are services which you can use that will carry cremains back to your family so that they will have you with them always.
Another reason that you might choose cremation is because there are time constraints. If it's going to take too long for your family members to get to you, cremation is a good idea. Even a perfectly embalmed body can only last for so long whereas a cremated body can last for a very long time. If you choose to go with cremation, your loved ones will be able to arrange a memorial service at a time that is more convenient to them.
If you are concerned with the environment, you may want to choose cremation. Getting a cremation is less damaging to the environment than a traditional funeral is. There are several reasons for this. One is that you won[t have any embalming fluid in your body that can leak into the ground. Also, when you choose to cremate, you aren't taking up precious ground by being buried. If you decide that you want to bury your ashes, you don't have to bury them in a cemetery. You can choose to be buried at the base of trees or in a garden. Ashes are actually good nutrients for the soil.
Cremation is a very good choice for many people, so more and more people are choosing it . Contact a business, such as the American Cremation Society, for more information.