Why cremation – of all the possible end-of-life options? It may not be your preference, but since your loved one requested it, you intend to comply with their wishes.
But what do you do when it comes to accepting gestures from family and friends? Is this OK when your loved one is cremated?
Flowers are always a thoughtful way to express sympathy. Donations are also quite acceptable.
Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery offers the following recommendations:
If the deceased was partial to certain kind of plants or flowers, you can let people know in advance. There are some religions that may not find flowers acceptable at a cremation – like Hinduism. However, Western religions do not have this issue.
Under most circumstances, attendees have the same choices for showing they care as they would for a traditional funeral service. However, it is a common concern. It is almost as common as the question – Why cremation?
If you have questions about why cremation is chosen over a funeral, or cremation memorial etiquette, our compassionate staff is pleased to assist you. We are here to ensure that all of your requests are met with the utmost attention to detail. You can reach us at 480-832-2850 or toll free at: 1-866-684-1951.
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