Burial or Graveside Services
How to Plan a Funeral
Grief & Guidance
Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.
Many places of worship now have their own columbariums with niches for urns, on their property. This appeals to many who feel the comfort of being placed in a setting that has been the source of many beloved events, including Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings, and even services at the end of life.
Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year.
The decline in nuclear families is one reason. As more Americans no longer come back to their hometowns or live near their parents, and as family burial estates have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains.
Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way. Another benefit is that the memorial service can be planned for the most convienent time and date to gather friends and family.
You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.
We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at 713-637-4933 to set an appointment for us to meet at your church, your home, or our office . You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.
Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".