Learn How To Properly Plan For Your Cremation

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If you want to be cremated when you pass away, there is certain planning that needs to take place to ensure that everything goes according to your plans. There are many things that you may not think to consider when planning your cremation though. The following guide walks you through the steps you may not realize you need to consider before you pass away.

Consider Your Cremation Vessel

There are many options when it comes to cremation vessels nowadays. You can choose to have your ashes placed in jewelry that your family wears to always have you close by them. There are urns that are designed to look like vases so they can sit on mantles or bookcases without looking like an eyesore. There are also vessels that are designed to be biodegradable, so that they can be buried in the ground and then absorbed over time. It is up to you to specify the exact vessel you want to be placed in before you pass.

Consider Where You Want Your Ashes Spread

If you want to have your ashes spread rather than buried, you need to choose where you want to have them spread. Once you know where you want to have your ashes spread, you need to find out what permissions are needed to spread the ashes in that particular location. Even though you will be cremated into ashes, there are some jurisdictions that still look at the spreading of ashes as the spreading of remains and will not allow it to take place in their jurisdictions. There are some places where you can get pre-authorization to have your ashes spread in a specific place once you pass away though. You would need to visit your local environmental protection agency to find out what you would need to do to get permission to have your ashes spread in the particular location you have chosen.

Consider if You Want a Wake

Next, you need to consider if you want to have a wake before or after you are cremated. You can have an open casket wake before you are cremated so that loved ones can say goodbye to you, if you choose. Professional funeral homes, like Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral And Cremation Services LTD, have rental caskets that can be used at your wake so that your family can see you before you are cremated.

Once you have taken these options into consideration, you need to be sure that you put your final decisions in writing. This will ensure that you can get the funeral you want to get and your final wishes can be fulfilled.


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Exploring Funeral Customs In Different Cultures

Hello everyone, I am Peter Axian. I have a passion for cultural differences with a focus on funeral customs. The way different cultures honor and mourn their loved ones really speaks to me. I am interested in songs, dances, speeches and quiet periods used to celebrate the life of the deceased. I am also interested in learning more about how funeral customs develop and change from generation to generation. I hope to share my findings with you through this site. I will talk about the ways culture influences mourning customs and funeral rites. I hope you will come by all of the time to learn more about this fascinating subject. Please feel free to stick around for as long as you need. Thanks.