The History of Cremation and Cremation Urns.
It’s inevitable. You are born, you live – some more than others – and then you die. But what happens after that? Throughout history, the remains of the dead have been handled in different ways, and the traditions followed were often dependent upon religious or family beliefs. There are really only two options - Burial or Burning. Unless, of course, science finds a way to successfully cryogenically preserve you till your grandchildren are grandparents themselves. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet. There’s plenty of time before that seems like a possibility.
- Affordability – Organizing a burial while mourning the loss of a loved one is tough – especially when there are large bills to consider. With cremation, there is no need for an expensive casket, no headstone, no cemetery plot.
- Don’t worry about space - With the rise in population, we are seriously running short of burial land. A cremation urn takes up considerably less space than burying a body in a traditional funeral with casket and vault.
- It’s a whole lot simpler: Many people do not like the pomp associated with a normal funeral and prefer something simpler. Cremations are simple and the level of ceremony is up to you. It’s also a bonus that embalming is not required.
- Personalization: Cremation does offer you that final opportunity to truly define who you are. The days of keeping ashes safely in the crematorium memorial garden, are fading away. You can have your ashes scattered ion water, placed on a mantelpiece or even stored in jewelry – a keepsake for everyone you’ve left behind. Cremation jewelry is fast becoming a popular method of keeping your loved one close to you.