Let’s face it, the costs and logistics associated with traditional funeral services can be overwhelming. One must select a funeral home, discuss embalming issues, choose a casket, select a gravestone and appropriate inscription, secure a burial location, and arrange for floral arrangements as well as the type of memorial service (wake, military veteran, celebration of life, religious, etc.). That’s why choosing a nontraditional cremation service in Evanston, IL might be the right choice for you during this difficult time of transition and adjustment.
For the average person, simultaneously dealing with the loss of a loved one while handling the complexities required of a traditional funeral arrangement can be daunting as well as extremely stressful, not to mention costly. Here are a few reasons you may want to consider a nontraditional cremation and still honor and respect the memories of your loved one.
For many, there are religious reasons for choosing a traditional burial over the cremation process. However since the 1960s the Catholic Church and other Christian religions, as well as other faiths, have broadened their stance to include the acceptability of cremation as a legitimate option to burial. If you have concerns about this issue consider talking to your local religious leadership so you may better understand the viability of cremation with regard to your beliefs.
Should you decide upon a nontraditional approach, keep in mind you can still have a funeral service and proper burial after the cremation process. Other advantages include portability ie. the ability to keep your loved one’s ashes with you as you continue on with your life, and expanded memorial options such as scattering ashes in a meaningful location. Some choose to incorporate ashes into jewelry and other creative, personally relevant art forms. The only limit is the imagination.