No one enjoys thinking about final services because it makes people face their own mortality or, worse yet, it means someone in their life has passed on. If you’d like to make plans, either for yourself or someone who has passed on, you probably know there are two main options: traditional burial or cremation services in Chicago, IL. If you want something cost-effective and simple, you’re better off with going for some form of cremation. Any type of cremation you choose will be less expensive than a traditional burial. However, there’s one form that simpler and more straightforward than the other styles. That type is called direct cremation.
Direct cremation is a popular type of cremation because it is so simple and the least expensive option. Direct cremation occurs when you choose to send yourself or a loved one straight to cremation after death (once the paperwork is complete) without any services beforehand. That means there’s no visitation, no funeral, and nothing else that occurs before the cremation. Once the cremation is complete, family members can have memorial services, ash scatterings, or celebrations of life if they choose. But before cremation, nothing else takes place.
Direct cremation is the simplest form of cremation because there are no other services involved. There aren’t very many products you have to pay for (like caskets, embalming, and other things that traditional burials include). You also don’t have any other services to pay for, like the preparation of a body for a visitation or space for a full funeral. Removing those products and services makes things cost-effective. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about your loved one not getting the respect and dignity they deserve. This is a perfectly acceptable, honorable final disposition method.
If you’re planning your own service, you might know that you don’t want a big fuss made over you. Direct cremation is straightforward and allows you to get the services you want without a lot of fanfare. At the same time, your loved ones can honor you with a memorial service that you can plan in advance, if you’d like, or one of their choosing if you leave that up to them. Planning for someone else can be harder if you don’t know what they would have wanted, but direct cremation gives you plenty of options to consider and takes away the urgent timeline associated with other methods.
When you are ready to make decisions on cremation services in Chicago, IL, or if you want to ask more questions about the process, contact the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018. We can answer your questions or set up a time for you to see our facilities. We’re located at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176 and we’re here to help you through whatever situation you’re in. If you’re planning ahead, time is on your side. If you’re thinking about plans for a loved one, our compassion will help guide you through the process.