A lot of people are choosing cremation over burial as their final resting place. If you're undecided about what to do with your body after the loss, here are some facts to help you decide between cremation and burial:
Cremation is a growing trend in both the United States and Canada. For example, in 2015, 42% of Americans chose cremation over a proper burial.
Cremation is cheaper than burial because it uses less resources. A casket can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $20,000 or more, but this doesn't include the cost of embalming or a cemetery plot. On the other hand, cremation costs around $1,500 and you don't have to purchase anything else after that point–except for permanent memorialization.
While cremation has been on the rise for decades, burial is still the most popular choice for people who want to be interred in a cemetery.
In fact, according to a survey conducted by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) in 2017:
However, you can still purchase a cemetery burial right. A cremation burial can be placed in a cemetery, but you still need to purchase a burial plot for it. Cremation interment rights can be more economical than traditional burial rights. Permanent cremation memorialization typically has many more options than those of traditional memorialization.
In summary, there are several reasons why cremation is growing in popularity. If you choose cremation, you still need a cemetery for the permanent memorialization of your loved one. We encourage you to reach out to our representatives at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery for the many options available. Call 251-661-1333 to learn more.
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