Cremation services in Baltimore, MD are more popular today than ever before and much of that is because the service is simpler and more straightforward. What makes cremation an easier option? Here are a few things:
The Lower Cost
When you are trying to arrange a budget around final services, it can feel daunting. Cremation services often feel easier because, to put it simply, they are lower in cost. If you are making pre-arrangements, you can pay for them in advance due to the lower cost. If you are arranging something for a loved one, you might be able to afford a cremation with more ease. Cremation services allow you to give the person in question a dignified send off without a high cost.
The Immediate Speed
Everything seems to happen fast when someone passes on. You have to get a death certificate on file and you need to contact a funeral home about final services. While it can all feel overwhelming, you want your loved one taken care of as quickly as possible, too. A burial takes time to arrange and organize, but a cremation can happen in a matter of days. As soon as the paperwork is filled out and in order, your loved one (or you) can be cremated. To some people, having that aspect behind them faster feels easier and allows them to then take time with the memorial service planning.
There’s nothing wrong with having a traditional funeral for yourself or a loved one as part of final plans. However, there are many people that feel the simplicity and straightforward manner of cremation is the right decision for them. Instead of having a visitation, a full funeral, and a burial service, they simply go with cremation and skip all of that. They can still have a memorial service or something else of that nature later, but it’s easier to get the cremation part over with and keep simplicity intact.
Whatever you decide to do, whether you are planning for yourself in advance, or for a loved one, there are no right or wrong answers. You have to decide what’s best for you, your family, and the exact circumstances you face. Many people find cremation to be the easier, simpler path, but just as many people still want a traditional funeral and burial service as well.
IF you are looking into cremation services in Baltimore, MD, either for a loved one or for yourself as part of pre-plans, contact the experts at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. We can offer ideas, advice, and suggestions to help you make informed decisions one way or the other. You’re welcome to call with initial questions at (410) 327-3100 as you try to make these important choices. We’re also here to bounce ideas around in person if you want to visit with our funeral director at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206, take a tour of our facilities, and start to put together the plans you will have in place for yourself or a loved one.