Better Understanding Cremation and Burial

Published: February 14, 2022
by Christman's Funeral Home, Inc.

Getting a better sense of cremation and burial is a big part of the process when it comes to caring for physical remains. The good news is that you have a choice. You really do have options. But that also means that you have to make a decision. That certainly isn’t a bad thing. It just means that you may wish to give the matter some careful thought. If you or someone you know is looking into cremation services in or near Lebanon, PA, you should know that someone in your area can help you learn more about your options. That may be essential, especially for those who really want to feel good about their decision. Information can empower you to do just that, and that’s always a good thing.

Christman’s Funeral Home, Inc. is all about your right to clear and accurate information. We know what kind of difference it makes when it comes time to make a decision, and we know that we have a role to play with respect thereto. It’s our job to make sure you know everything you need to know. It’s our job to put you in a better position to make this decision. And we take those kinds of responsibilities very seriously.

Cremation and burial are really different. They each have their merits, and either one might make sense for you and your family. That depends on a number of different factors and circumstances. Every family is different, so we can’t universally recommend that everyone do the same thing. Nor can we get in the way of what’s a very personal decision. But we can certainly tell you more about cremation and burial, and we can even help you compare them more directly. After all, many people wish to weigh their options and assess them a little bit more carefully before making a final decision.

Note that cremation and burial are especially different when it comes to the processes associated therewith. They’re both pretty straightforward, but they also couldn’t be more different from one another. Burial ultimately entails the body of the deceased being placed in a casket, where it will remain for perpetuity. Cremation involves subjecting the body of the deceased to very high heat until it becomes an ash-like substance. At that point, the cremated remains are given to next-of-kin and can be handled in a number of different ways. They’re portable, and they’re very flexible when it comes to what one does with them. There are a number of very dignified solutions ranging from displaying them in an urn to planting a tree with them.

Because cremation and burial are so different, we always encourage those we serve to learn more. Get a feel for these things. Get a better sense of them before making a decision. Spend some time with the ideas themselves and turn them over in your head. This is a process, and it is important to remember that.

If you are interested in cremation services in the Lebanon, PA, area, consider reaching out to Christman’s Funeral Home, Inc. We are here for you, especially when it comes to learning more about all of your options. Give us a call when you can.

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