Why Choose Burial?

Published: April 15, 2020
by James L. Donovan

As the more and more people choose cremation these days some people ask why should they choose burial? In this blog we hope to answer some of those questions to help have a conversation with your family about how you would like your arrangements to be handled. Why Choose Burial? Tradition - For many families, they have family who have already been buried and plan to be buried along with them. It's also common for families to traditionally choose burial based on their own beliefs and desires. Comfort - It may be more comforting knowing that your loved one's body is still with us even after they have passed. Some people feel that the finality of cremation is too much and that they want their loved ones to still be here with us in some capacity. It can be comforting for many that when they visit the cemetery they are still partly with the person who meant so much to them. Honor - Burials allow us to give our loved ones a big send off to honor their life. From the choice of casket, flowers, and grave space, choosing to bury allows the family to do what they commonly refer to as "giving my loved one what they deserved". It can be helpful during the grieving process to be able to do one final thing to honor the life of someone they loved. Religion - Some religions for a long time had believed that burials were the only option and didn't recognize cremation as valid. Although most all religions have changed their view on this, some people still want to be buried out of religious beliefs. There are many reasons why families choose burial but it is ultimately a discussion for you and your family to have. Talk with the people you love and make sure that they understand your wishes whether it be to be buried or cremated. If you ever have any questions regarding burial you may call us at (330)-633-3350 or read up about burials on our website here.

As the more and more people choose cremation these days some people ask why should they choose burial? In this blog we hope to answer some of those questions to help have a conversation with your family about how you would like your arrangements to be handled.

Why Choose Burial?

Tradition - For many families, they have family who have already been buried and plan to be buried along with them. It's also common for families to traditionally choose burial based on their own beliefs and desires.

Comfort - It may be more comforting knowing that your loved one's body is still with us even after they have passed. Some people feel that the finality of cremation is too much and that they want their loved ones to still be here with us in some capacity. It can be comforting for many that when they visit the cemetery they are still partly with the person who meant so much to them.

Honor - Burials allow us to give our loved ones a big send off to honor their life. From the choice of casket, flowers, and grave space, choosing to bury allows the family to do what they commonly refer to as "giving my loved one what they deserved". It can be helpful during the grieving process to be able to do one final thing to honor the life of someone they loved.

Religion - Some religions for a long time had believed that burials were the only option and didn't recognize cremation as valid. Although most all religions have changed their view on this, some people still want to be buried out of religious beliefs.

There are many reasons why families choose burial but it is ultimately a discussion for you and your family to have. Talk with the people you love and make sure that they understand your wishes whether it be to be buried or cremated.

If you ever have any questions regarding burial you may call us at (330)-633-3350 or read up about burials on our website here.

 
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