When it comes to planning a funeral for yourself or your loved ones, you have several options. One of those options is cremation. Our Reading, PA cremations are ideal for anyone who wants a simple and straightforward process. You and your family can learn about your services and decide together if it’s the right option.
Funerals can be expensive but if you are looking for an affordable way to lay your loved one to rest, cremation is a good option. Cremation doesn’t require any embalming fluid or chemicals, which helps keep the cost down. It’s a more straightforward option that still gives family members the option of a personal experience.
Some people like the idea of cremation because it’s a less invasive option. Burials require specific chemicals and processes and a lot more planning. Family members choose how their loved ones are dressed, how their hair is styled, and whether or not they wear makeup. Cremation is much faster and simpler and requires less input from the deceased’s family.
While cremation services are simpler, that doesn’t; mean memorial services aren’t an option. After cremation, the ashes of a loved one are released to family members who may choose to have a traditional funeral memorial service at the funeral home or another area of their choosing. The ashes can be displayed respectfully so visitors can still show their respects and give their last goodbyes. Families can work with the funeral home to plan the service as desired.
Better for the Environment
Since cremation doesn’t require any embalming fluid or chemicals to be used, it’s a better option for the environments. If the cremation takes place soon enough, there is no need to preserve the body. Many people prefer a more natural process and take pride in knowing that their passing will be natural and quick. Cremation is also ideal for those who live a chemical-free lifestyle and would like to continue to remain chemical-free after their passing.
Many people appreciate the simplicity of a burial and putting their loved on at rest in the family plot or another burial location. Others know that their loved one would prefer something less traditional and may even have wanted their ashes spread in a certain place or places. Cremation allows the family to choose how their deceased loved one’s ashes are handled. They can be taken home, added to an urn or even divided and split into several urns so that each family member can always keep their loved one with them.
If you are considering cremations services, give us a call at the Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home. You can reach us by phone at (610) 374-0962. You can also stop by the funeral home at 444 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601. We can explain the cremation facts and help you decide if it is right for you. We are here for all types of cremation services in Reading, PA.