It’s never easy to decide what to do with a loved one’s remains. While a full burial and casket is more traditional, more and more Americans are looking to cremation to provide a low-cost solution. When it comes to choosing affordable cremation, you want an experienced burial company that can give your loved ones the respect they deserve. There are several reasons for families to consider using cremation services, such as those at Martin Oaks. Many funeral directors trust us when it comes to doing a respectable job with the remains of a loved one in your family.
To understand why someone might choose to cremate, it’s a good idea to know what happens at a crematorium. The loved one is placed in casket, coffin, or other container. Then, the container goes into a crematory where a fire burns at around 1400 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. After a few hours, the remains are reduced to skeletal fragments. The remains are then ground into smaller, finer particles. Finally, the remains are placed in an urn or other container and presented to the family. At this point, the family can decide what to do with the ashes, including having an urn burial, scattering, mixing into fireworks, and more.
1. Affordable Cremation Services
The most common reason why someone might choose to cremate is cost. The exact numbers change with your location, but the process can be around 25% less expensive than a traditional burial. The process doesn’t always include embalming or fees for a burial plot, which increases how cheap cremation can be.
2. Environmental Concerns
Another reason why people choose cremation over traditional burials is over concerns for the environment. Embalming fluid can leech into the ground, and some family members may be concerned over how a casket decomposes and breaks down. Cremating the remains cuts down on what gets into the environment. It can also take a long time for a casket to break down and decompose naturally. Cremating a loved one can make the process take less time and can bring closure more quickly.
3. Flexibility and Traveling
A third reason more and more people are opting to cremate their loved ones is flexibility and travel. Because so many people live far from family or retire in other places, it can be difficult to decide what to do with a loved one’s remains. Trying to ship a body is challenging, but transporting urns is much easier to do. Cremains can also make it easier for family members who live far away but still want to have a bit of the loved one with them. Using a crematorium service also allows for a more customized celebration of life. People have mixed ashes with ammunition, fireworks, and have made the ashes into diamonds and glass. These options allow for a more customized celebration of life.
Martin Oaks Historic Cemetery has been providing low cost cremation for more than 50 years. When it comes to choosing a cremation company, you want to choose an experienced company that treats your loved one with respect, sensitivity, and kindness. Our area has been a cemetery since the Civil War and has remained undisturbed since. We work closely with funeral directors to help deliver the right solution for your time in need.
Providing You With The Most Options
When it comes to your services, Martin Oaks delivers a range of options for cremation, urns, headstones, and other needs. Our urn styles range from the classic to the contemporary—even an urn that looks like a set of books!
No matter when you call, you will speak to a real person who can help you answer any of your most important questions. We will be there during your difficult time to choose the best option to memorialize your loved ones. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (469) 605-7215. We service all of north Texas and the surrounding areas. Martin Oaks would like to thank all of our readers for their continued support.