Funeral Plans - The Biggest Decision
We Don't Want to Make
By David M Donovan
There are very few of us who are truly prepared for the
loss of a loved one. Even if the passing is expected,
the loss of someone who has been a part of your life is
the loss of a presence, of a comfort, of what we know
With approximately 50,000,000 people dying each year, we
all will eventually feel the loss of a loved one. Yet
despite this fact, a fact we inherently know, few of us
are prepared when it happens and the process of putting
together last minute funeral plans only adds to the
One decision that many families today are considering
and choosing is cremation. Yet cremation has not always
been a popular choice. For thousands of years, cremation
was a distant second to ground burials and in some
societies, it was even outlawed. But history correcting
itself and combined with modern day high cost for ground
burials, it's quickly becoming a widely accepted choice
for many families. In fact, recent data indicates that
more than 30% of Americans who are making funeral plans
are now choosing cremation, and that number is on the
There are many options for the final resting place of a
loved one's ashes and along with those options comes
some necessities that aren't always considered in
advance. If scattering ashes is chosen, below are the
top choices and suggestions:
Ground Burials: Ground burials are still a major
consideration for cremated ashes. It provides a singular
resting place that can be visited again and again. There
are many types of cremation urns, including
biodegradable ones that are perfect for this choice.
Sea or fresh water: A calm and peaceful resting place,
and one that's not too expensive to arrange. There are
biodegradable urns that are ideal for memorials at sea.
They are made to lay on top of water for a short periods
and then gracefully sink to the sea or ocean floor where
it will break down over time.
High in the Sky: Planes are an expensive way to scatter
ashes but there are many who desire to spread their
loved one's ashes among the sky and clouds. Scattering
tubes are typically used to transport the ashes into the
plane. They are cylinder shaped, come in all types of
designs and easy to hold for dispersal of the ashes.
Low in the Sky: Helicopters are not as expensive as
planes but still can exceed many budgets. They're ideal
to scatter ashes from the air or take you to a special
place. Scattering tubes are an ideal way to transport
Mountains: The mountains are a wonderful place to spread
ashes. The cost is minimal and its natural way to say
goodbye. There are biodegradable urns made of special
materials that contains various types of seeds so when
the material breaks down, a new living organism is born.
Beach: One of the favorite choices for scattering ashes.
Beach memorials inexpensive and offers the widest
variety of ways to scatter ashes whether in the water,
on the sand or buried. An urn or scattering tube are the
most convenient memorials to use.
Wherever Your Heart Tells You.
Here are some things to remember as you consider the
places to scatter cremated ashes. Each state has its own
regulations for the disposal of human remains so please
check as they vary greatly. Your funeral director should
be able to help you. Also, it's a good idea not to
dispose of all of your loved one's ashes in the same
place, or the same time. Of course, this is a very
personal decision but many families find that keeping a
small portion the ashes brings comfort.
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