Cremations are one of the most popular options for funeral services. For those who want a quick and easy way to dispose of someone’s body, cremations are an excellent option. Instead of embalming or using the body as a cadaver, cremations remove the body from the loved one’s body until the remains are ready to be buried. Burial services may take several days, depending on the location, time of year, and the size of the deceased. There are several different kinds of cremations available and they all come with different benefits and drawbacks.
Cremations: Final Remains
The traditional cremation process uses the remains as a base for cremation urns, but some people choose to cremate the remains instead. This allows the family to have a tangible item that can be placed in a special place of the funeral home or kept beside the memorial cross of the deceased. However, cremation urns do not contain the bone fragments that some families desire.
The cremation process also differs according to the type of service provider. Some crematoriums require the family to bring in their loved one’s ashes prior to cremation and others do not require it at all. Also, the ashes can be placed inside a marble urn, granite urns, or any other type of cremation container the funeral director chooses. The funeral director can inform the family before the cremation begins what type of container will be used.