Making Your Own Decision For Cremation
You know your family loves you and only wants what’s best for you, but at the same time, they may not know what that is. What you want is likely what they will want to do for you once you pass on, but what do you want? Many people are taking the time to think about Glendale, AZ cremation and other disposition methods so they can decide one way or the other for themselves. It relieves family of that planning burden and allows you to have peace of mind that you will get your final wishes. Here are a few things to consider about the options:
Before you meet with a specific funeral home, look over some websites and even just some statistics about funerals and cremation plans. You will quickly see that full funerals cost way more than cremation services. If you are okay with that, you can move forward with a funeral plan. If you’d like to save money to pass on to loved ones, or you don’t want to spend that much on your final services, cremation might be the option for you.
Traditional burial services are the same, in general. They include visitations with an open casket, a funeral service, and a short burial ceremony. All of those things usually happen within a few days after the person’s death. Many people find those services comforting because they know what to expect and are able to get closure and say one final goodbye during the process. However, there are those who want something different as well. If you’d rather your family remember you as you were and not gather around your body in a casket, cremation might be a better option. Cremation allows your family to have a memorial service of any kind or even something more like a celebration of life. The services can be more low-key and less traditional. They can include unique elements to bring your personality alive. If that sounds more fitting to you, cremation is the better choice.
While you are planning in advance so you can see your wishes fulfilled, you’re probably also trying to relieve family of the planning burdens. Keep in mind that your final services are as much for your family as they are for you. Think about what would comfort your family the most and what they would find the most meaningful as you think about your final disposition method and whatever services you place around it.
When you are considering Glendale, AZ cremation, the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel are here to discuss the details with you. You can call us at (623) 932-1780 as many times as you’d like to ask questions for clarity over any of the various services. We’re also here to talk in person if you want to meet with our funeral director at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338. We’re here to help relieve your family of the planning burdens by aiding you in setting things up in advance.