Because traditional burial has always been the preferred method for many religions, cremation has taken a back seat. In recent years however, more and more people are choosing cremation over burial for a number of reasons, including cost, impact to the environment, and much more. Some people, however still have misconceptions about the process of cremation which stops them from considering this option when a loved one dies. We have below the most common cremation myths that have been disproven time and time again.
You Could Get Someone Else’s Ashes
This is a concern for many people and there are lots of jokes and urban myths that perpetuate it. There is no need to worry about receiving someone else’s ashes when you choose cremation for a loved one. Qualified crematoriums follow strict guidelines to ensure that there is never any kind of mistake made with the remains. To avoid this worry, many crematoriums allow you to be present during the actual cremation. Consider doing this if you are truly concerned about getting the wrong ashes.
You Cannot Have a Traditional Funeral
For people who want to have a traditional funeral for a loved one, this can be a huge concern. The idea that you cannot have a traditional funeral after or before a cremation is just a myth. Actually, many people prefer the option of hosting the funeral after the cremation is done so that they do not have to hurry to make the arrangements. You will be amazed at the stress that this can remove.
Scattering Ashes is Forbidden
Many people think that scattering ashes is illegal and that they can be fined for doing so. This is not true. Scattering ashes is legal, though if you are planning on doing so on private property, you should get permission from the land owner. If you are not sure where to do this, speak with an cremation service for recommendations. They can provide you with lots of locations.
You Must Purchase an Urn from a Funeral Home
Funeral homes cannot force you to purchase an urn from them. The ashes of a loved one can be placed in any kind of container you want, so that you can personalize the urn as much as you want. If the funeral home is demanding that you buy something from them, then you need to turn to another company because that is not a reputable business practice.
All of these myths can make some people doubt whether or not cremation is the right option for a loved one. By taking the time to do some research on the process of cremation, you will be able to dispel all of these myths and get started in planning the right option. Ask crematoriums for information to learn more and choose a reputable company to get the job done. Contact Osceola Memory Gardens located at 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road Kissimmee, FL 34744 by calling (407) 847-2494 today!