Posted on December 25 2017
In the past few years, the number of people opting for cremation in place of burial has increased. According to a report of the year 2011, around 42 percent of the people who died, were cremated. And, the Funeral Directors Association says that is almost double the rate that was 15 years ago. Largely in the western region, the rate of cremation is almost 70 percent for the last few years while in Washington it is recently around 72 percent, in Nevada it is around 74 percent of all deaths that occurred. This has resulted in an increase in the sale and purchase of urns for cremation ashes in the last few years.
Why is everyone choosing cremation?
One of the primary reasons for people choosing cremation over other forms for disposing of the body is cost. Cremation is a lot cost-effective as compared to burial. Unless you are spending money in lockets for ashes, you may not choose any urns made up of precious metals. Moreover, the costs of urns are less as compared to full-size caskets that people need for burials. In addition to that, you may or may not perform any elaborate rituals. After the cremation, the ashes are generally handed over by the funeral house to the relatives of the deceased.
Scatter the ashes
The burial spaces are becoming costly day by day. There is a dearth of space also in almost all the crematoriums. Owing to this, most of the people are choosing to cremate the bodies of their loved ones. Thus, they do not have to buy burial spaces or have to spend money in elaborate rituals.
Ashes kept as memorabilia
People tend to purchase urns that hint at the interests, hobbies, or professions of the deceased family members. Thus, sports urns are most popular for preserving the ashes of the deceased relatives who have had a special interest in sports. Likewise, if a person played any sports as a hobby, commemorating him with a specially designed urn for sportspersons is the norm.
These days the trend of growing a memorial tree on the cremains of a person is also quite popular. Such an urn is generally biodegradable. Wooden urns are often used for the purpose. The urns are buried under the soil and watered. After a few days, a sapling grows out of it and turns into a big memorial tree. If you too want to grow a memorial tree on the ashes of your loved ones, you can choose the seeds of their favorite fruits for planting.
Cremains are worn as jewelry
Many people hate the idea of parting with their loved ones forever. They want to keep their deceased loved ones closer to their heart and thus choose to make cremation jewelry out of the ashes of their loved ones. Necklaces, pendants, and earrings are commonly made out of the small urns holding a pinch of the ashes of the person. Generally, such jewelries are used as keepsakes and are preserved only to be worn during special occasions in the family like weddings or birthdays. Moreover, it is easy to carry the cremains of a person in the form of jewelry from one place to the other.
Inform others about the growing trend of cremation and preservation of the cremains by sharing this post. You can definitely opt for cremation as your last rites.