Many families have traditions. While some families get together on birthdays, have a cake, and blow out candles, others like to get a piñata and spread candy around the room. There are plenty of traditions and many families have a wonderful time keeping up with them. If your family generally utilizes traditional burial for final services, hearing that you want cremation services in Chicago, IL might be a shock to them. Rather than make your pre-service plans and just leave them for your family to find out about when you pass on in the future, it might be nice for you to talk to them about why you want to go that direction. Just because you are the first person in your family to go down that path doesn’t mean your family won’t be perfectly understanding of your wishes. Here are a few things to cover when you talk to them:
Big Reasons Why
If you have big reasons why you want to go with cremation, be sure to lay them out for your family members. Perhaps you really want to pre-pay for your services so you don’t burden your family with those costs in the future. And perhaps you can only afford the costs of cremation upfront. That’s one big reason. Maybe you want a different resting place than a cemetery. You want ashes spread on the family ground or in a body of water. You can only do that with cremation. Laying out your thought process and reasoning for going this way will help them understand what you want and why.
Recognize The Popularity
Just because your family hasn’t used cremation in the past doesn’t mean they aren’t okay with it. Tell them that cremation has been around for thousands of years but that it has gained popularity in recent decades. In fact, today, it’s used in about half of the cases. In the future, it could get up as high as 80% of the deaths if the trends continue. It is getting more popular because of its low price, versatility, acceptability and for many other reasons. Point out to your family that it’s completely respectful and can honor someone just as well.
These are just a few of the things you can highlight to your family when you tell them that you are the first among them that plans to use cremation services in Chicago, IL in the future when you pass on. If you’d like to get more advice on broaching the subject, or if you are ready to put your plans into place, contact the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018. We can answer questions and talk you through the pre-planning process. We want you to have the information you need to make the best decisions for your future. You can visit with us in person and take a tour of our facilities at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176 to see how we operate and look at package options.