Common Myths About Cremation

No one likes to think about death. However, it is a natural part of life, and if someone you love has recently passed away, you will have to think about what has to happen next. Many people choose cremation over burial for a variety of reasons, including not having the body buried and because it tends to be cheaper. Cremation services are largely misunderstood in spite of it being a popular choice after death. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about cremation. Although cremation is cheaper than a burial, it is probably not as cheap as you might think. There are definitive ways to cut costs when you choose cremation services, but there is still a sizable price tag associated with the practice. You could pay as much as around $1,000 at the very least, although the cost varies depending on the state in which you live. The price might even seem a tad steep without certain funerary services. Some people decide they want to be cremated with a loved one, particularly a significant other. However, this is not allowed in any state in the country. It is actually against the regulations and only one body can be cremated at a time. In addition, cremation urns that are designed to hold the ashes of a deceased individual are not large enough to hold those of more than one person. The only way to join the ashes of more than one person after cremation is to get a companion urn, which is specifically designed for that purpose. You probably never thought about having to get a box if you or someone close to you has chosen cremation as cremation urns are usually all that you might consider. On the contrary, it is necessary to get one as the body will have to be in a box during the actual cremation process. Most are made of plywood or cardboard, but it is a mandatory step that goes into the process. If you are having a memorial service for the person who died and prefer not to buy one, you can rent a casket for the service instead of actually purchasing one. Cremation services are widely thought to be prohibited by certain religions. While that might have been true a few decades earlier, the same cannot be said today. Most religions allow people to cremate their deceased relatives, although burial is still the preferred method by some. At this point, only the Eastern Orthodox church, orthodox Jews and Muslims do not use cremation. One of the most common myths about cremation services is that is results in the ashes of the deceased individual being left behind. However, these are not actually ashes after all but mostly bone fragments that remain and eventually go into cremation urns. This is because the cremation process involves exposing the body to extreme temperatures in a special type of furnace. Once interred, the body is transformed to bone fragments that are afterward placed in a machine that processes them so that they can be returned to the family in a container. From there, the family can use cremation urns to transfer the ashes of their loved ones. If you reside in the Pittsburgh, PA area, consider the Beinhauer Funeral Home for the cremation services of your loved one who has passed on.