When a love one passes away, there are a lot of decisions to be made by family and friends. One of those major decisions is whether or not to do a traditional burial service with a casket, or to do a cremation. One of the factors in making that decision can be the finances. Cremation is a much less expensive process than the traditional funeral. And while this sounds like a budget alternative, it is important to understand that it doesn’t mean that it is a less desirable way to handle a person’s final arrangements. Cremation is a respected and ancient custom that goes back as far as prehistoric times. Even here in Phoenix cremation is very popular.
The choice of going with Phoenix cremation is a very personal one. It is often based on personal preference, but it can also be a decision based on costs. The cost of cremation is typically less than that of traditional burial. There is no cost involved for embalming and cremated remains are not required to be buried at a cemetery. The Phoenix cremation process is also significantly less expensive than preparing for a burial. But, of course, no matter what means of disposition you choose, there are always options to work within a budget.
It is also important to understand when choosing Phoenix cremation that you are not undervaluing your loved ones. As a member of the Cremation Association of North America, we take the important steps of treating each cremation with the same dignity and respect that we would a traditional burial. We know that finances surrounding a funeral can be expensive and prohibitive, so even when choosing the less expensive option of cremation, we know that every family still deserves the respect and dignity that all people who have recently lost a loved one deserves.
Choosing Phoenix cremation does not mean you are excluding some of the ceremonies surrounding a funeral. You can still hold a funeral service and memorial for the deceased. You can also purchase a plot for the cremation, or you can choose other options for the remains according to the deceased wishes.
No matter if you choose a traditional casket burial or cremation, our staff at Mountain View Funeral Home is here to help you.