If you’ve heard one myth, you’ve heard them all. Well, even that statement isn’t true! And many of the myths you’ve heard and possibly even believe about funeral homes in Baltimore, MD aren’t either. If you need to plan a funeral, or final services for yourself in advance, here are some of the myths you might run into.

1-You Have To Buy An Urn Or Casket From The Funeral Home

Funeral homes and cremation providers generally have options you can consider, but you do not have to make that purchase from them. You can buy an urn or casket from any source at all and the funeral home will use it. If they don’t have what you need, or you find something else you prefer, they can help you find a reputable source to provide it.

2-Emalming Is Required For A Funeral

There are actually laws about embalming and the law does not require you to go through with this process if you don’t want to. Sometimes it is required based on certain circumstances, but you usually do not have to have it done if you don’t want it.

3-Funeral Directors Are Out To Make Money Off Of Tragedy

There are always bad eggs in every industry, but in general, funeral directors choose their careers because they feel called to be in the industry. They don’t spend time around death and funerals just to make a dime. They truly want to provide a service to the community. Sure, they have to make a living, but they aren’t out to rip you off and make as much as possible off hardships.

4-Funeral Homes Are Morbid Places

If you’ve seen a funeral home on a movie or TV show, it’s easy to believe this myth. But when you visit one in person, you will see that they are bright and even uplifting. Funeral homes hold final services, but they can also hold celebrations of life. There might be laughter, music, and other happy things to go along with a memorial service of some kind. While funeral homes take care of final services for a variety of people who have died, they also celebrate lives well lived and help people move on with their life after someone has passed on.

When you start looking into final services with funeral homes in Baltimore, MD either for yourself or a loved one, the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are happy to help you weed out what is a myth and what is actually true. Give us a call at (410) 327-3100 and we can answer your questions or go over some of the options you have over the phone. You can also visit with our funeral director in person at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206. There are plenty of myths out there about any industry and the funeral world has more than most, it seems. But we’re here to help with final services so you can honor your loved one in whatever way you see fit.