Cremations are part of the cremation services offered in Mount Vernon, WA. As the rate of cremations outpaces burials in the United States, many people wonder why people might choose to be cremated instead of buried when they die.
There are a lot of reasons why cremation is gaining popularity among Americans.
One of these reasons is because cremation offers many more final disposition options than traditional burials do. Cremation remains can be used in many different ways. Some of the cremation remains can be scattered in a place that was special to the person who died or to their families.
Some of the cremation remains can also be made into memorial jewelry that can be worn by family members to keep their deceased loved ones close to them at all times. Some of the cremation remains can also be used in creating tattoos or paintings for family members.
And, some of the cremation remains can be stored or buried in a permanent place that family members and friends can visit. These can include niches in columbariums, urn gardens in a cemetery, or in a traditional cemetery plot.
Another reason that people may choose cremation is because they are dedicated to taking care of the environment. Cremations are considered to be more environmentally-friendly than traditional burials.
Cremation urns use significantly less land space than burial caskets, which makes them more environmentally-friendly. Another thing that makes cremations more friendly to the environment is the actual cremation process, which leaves just bone fragments. These are then pulverized to the consistency of fine sand. These cremation remains can be used to help create environmentally-endangered things like coral reefs, or they can be used to help the environment as part of the nutrition of new plants and trees.
Another reason why people may choose cremation is because they want their remains buried somewhere other than where they currently live, and transporting cremation remains is much easier than transporting caskets.
Society is more mobile now than ever. Some people move from where they grew up, not because they want to, but because they have to in order to go to school or to find work to support themselves. This is especially true in rural America, where small farms have been swallowed up by corporate farms and where job opportunities are very limited.
Other people move away from where they grew up because they want to. They may have a dream job or a dream city that they go out and actively seek from the time that they become adults.
And, still other people have just spent their entire lives, even in childhood, on the move. They don’t know how nor do they want to stay in one place for very long.
Regardless, however, of the reason for mobility, there comes a point in time in most people’s lives when, no matter where they are living or what they are doing, they want to go home when they die. Home may be back to the town or community where they grew up. Home may not be a town or community, per se, but instead the cemetery where parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are buried.
Cremation makes it easier for people to go back to wherever they consider home.
If you’d like to learn more about cremation services, our empathetic and knowledgeable staff at Moles Farewell Tributes & Cremations – Bayview Chapel can help. You can come to our funeral home at 2465 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham, WA 98229 or you can contact us today at (360) 733-0510. We also serve the areas of Bellingham, Ferndale and Mount Vernon, WA.