Exploring the Different Types of Cremation Services

Honoring the memory of a loved one comes with physical and mental exhaustion. You are burdened with making plans for a funeral program, logistical support, and everything in between. Then, you’d have to consider how exactly you want to honor their passing:

Are you sticking with a traditional casket burial or a cremation service? If you’re opting for the latter, it is essential to point out that there are several types out there. You need to get enough knowledge on each of them to decide which one you’re settling for.

In this article, we will point out what cremation is and its different forms out there.

What’s Cremation?

Cremation is the alternative process of body deposition by incinerating the body to ashes in an industrial furnace. After which, the ashes are transferred to an urn or special container and given back to the family members.

Cremation, as an alternative, poses zero health risk to anyone and makes for a great way to honor the deceased. Cremation is increasingly becoming popular in America and other parts of the world. In 2019, 56% of Americans opted for cremation service as a preferred medium of honoring their loved ones.

There are different types of cremation services available. They include:

Direct Cremation

Direct cremation is the most basic form of cremation service. It is done within 48 hours, the body of the departed undergoes cremation without the need for a memorial or funeral service. More often than not, direct cremation doesn’t require embalming the body.

However, the funeral home director may decide to embalm the body while funeral arrangements are being decided on by the family members. Direct cremation is best suited for persons trying to maintain privacy.

Albeit, if direct cremation is not your style, you should consider the other options.

Witnessed Cremation

This type of cremation service permits close family members of the deceased to be with the departed at the cremation point. At this point, they can pay their final respects before the body is cremated.

At this point, keepsakes may be shared to keep the memory of the departed afresh in everyone’s mind.

Cremation with a Memorial Service

In this type of cremation service, a small gathering of close friends, family members, and business associated gather in a hall or home to hold a service to honor the departed. In this type of service, the deceased’s body will not be physically present as it has already been cremated.

For this service, you should draft a funeral program that will be shared amongst the persons present at the service.

Cremation with the Traditional Funeral

In this type of cremation service, family, friends, and supporters of the deceased are gathered in a place of worship or home to honor the dead before they’re cremated. In this case, the physical body is present, and service is held in their honor.

You’d also have to prepare a funeral service program to be distributed to everyone present at the event.

If you’re looking to hold a memorial or traditional funeral service for cremation, you need to draft a funeral service program. When you’re done, you should assign the printing to a professional printing service.

DisciplePress is a premier funeral program printing company tasked with making a funeral service colorful by printing memorial cards, keepsakes, posters, slide shows, memorial fans, thank you cards, and many more.

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