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THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CREMATIONS

Published: December 19, 2022
by Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center

With time, cremation has moved out of the shadows and is now thought of as a genuine option for families who are looking for a different way to bury their loved ones. And while many people know plenty about cremation and what it entails, there is still more to be learned. But one reason that many people are drawn to cremation is its ability to be a quick and easy process. The price is also a big factor. Most people also are not aware that there isn’t just one form of cremation available to them. Cremation is a very detailed planning process that may be the right choice for you and your family. If you are interested in learning more about cremation, then you can speak with funeral homes in Hendersonville, TN. They would love to help you with everything you will need.

What Is Cremation?

Cremation is the process by which the deceased body of a person is incinerated. After the body has been incinerated and turned to ash, those ashes are then returned to the family. The family is then free to do as they please with the ashes. Most will purchase an urn for them.

Is Cremation Right for Me?

This is a question that only you and your family will be the only one to answer. But if you are looking to spend less money, or you aren't interested in having a larger funeral with tons of people, then cremation is something you should seriously consider. It is a great option for anyone who is willing.

Types of Cremation

Traditional Cremation – These types of cremation are meant to be similar to traditional funerals. They have a funeral, there is a casket, and the body of the deceased is often embalmed to help them stay in shape. After the funeral is over, the body is taken and then cremated. Once the cremation is done, the ashes are then returned to the family of the deceased. They are free to do as they please.

Memorial Cremation – This type of cremation is meant to be more of a celebration. If you and your loved one are interested in having a picnic, or a get-together to celebrate the life of your loved one, then you can. It can happen days, weeks, or even months after the cremation has taken place. And it is up to you whether the ashes are there.

Direct Cremation - This is the quickest and cheapest form of cremation. When the person dies, they are soon cremated. Their ashes are returned to you, and you are free to do as you please with them. Many people will purchase urns, but you could even spread the ashes If you wanted to.

Urns/Ash Spreading

Once the ashes of your loved one have been returned to you, you will have options for what to do with them. One of those is purchasing an urn. Most people will do this. You can buy an urn made of metal, glass, or even wood. Other people will choose to spread the ashes of their loved ones. The choice is up to you and your family.

If you are interested in learning more about the different types of cremation plans, you can contact funeral homes in Hendersonville, TN. They would love to help you with any questions you may have.

 

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