Rise of Cremation: No More Burials
With the heavy emotions associated with death and its ceremonies, it can be easy to forget your deceased loved one is sharing space with hundreds of other similarly departed loved ones. There’s only so much room for so many coffins—if your finances allow you to purchase one at all. With the economy shooting costs through the roof, traditional burial ceremonies are slowly losing their popularity in favor of the much more cost-efficient cremation.
Death is expensive, but although it’s difficult to consider when also dealing with grief, cutting costs in any way they can has become a necessity for many Americans. People simply can’t afford the $7000 or so it takes to pay for the full funeral package. Between the land plot and the coffin, alongside the usual memorial service, traditional funerals can put a dent in one’s wallet.
Cremation, on the other hand, costs a fraction of the usual cost. Cremation niches are cheaper and take up little space. Urn prices can go for as little as $100. You can still have the usual memorial service, but you also have the option of whether to keep the ashes or bury them. And, for the environmentally-concerned, it’s cleaner to burn a body than to let it naturally decompose so close to the earth’s surface.
Up until recently, many religions forbade cremation out of spiritual principle, but with tradition slowly losing its influence on the modern world, churches have relaxed their policies on the matter. Old organizations must adapt with the times. Space is running out. Prices are higher than they’ve ever been. The fact of the matter is that there’s less room for tradition. For many people, spiritual principle is taking a backseat to avoiding financial burden.
Bayer’s Cemetery Brokers will accommodate everyone’s wishes, whether burial or cremation.