There has been an ongoing debate between the benefits of cremation versus burial for several years. Over the past 50 years, cremations have become more popular in the United States. In fact, in 2015, the cremation rate was higher than the burial rate for the first time, and experts believe there is little chance of that popularity slowing down. By 2035, experts predict more than 75% of Americans will choose traditional burial over cremation. So, why are so many people choosing cremation? Here are five of our top reasons why:
Conventional burial services typically have both long, complicated processes and planning leading up to them. For a funeral service, you have to coordinate things with the cemetery, organize pallbearers, plan a visitation, along with so much more. Cremation services are often much simpler than burial services. While you may still choose to hold a traditional funeral service along with cremation, cremations are more often associated and paired with a celebration of life or memorial service. These do not require nearly as much planning while one’s family is still mourning the loss of their loved one, making the process easier on the family.
When it comes to burial, you have two clear options: underground in a plot or having the casket placed in a mausoleum above-ground. However, cremation provides you with several more options in terms of what can be done with a loved one’s ashes. Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery offers a wide variety of places for your loved one to rest without having an urn stuck on a mantle or closet that you do not know what to do with. For more ideas, ask one of our professionals for advice.
There are so many reasons people are beginning to choose cremation over burial. For more information about which option may be right for you, call the Mobile Memorial Gardens office today at (251) 661-1333 to speak to a professional!