You may be familiar with cremation, but how much do you know about direct cremation? While you can get answers for your questions from a funeral home in Carver, MN, it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of research before a consultation so that you know what kinds of questions to ask.
Here’s a look at, firstly, what direct cremation is and, secondly, what advantages there are to this body disposition option.
What is Direct Cremation?
Direct cremation, the most economical body disposition available short of donating the body for scientific research, occurs within a matter of days after death. There is no funeral service before the cremation, there is no viewing, and there is zero body preparation prior to the cremation. In fact, whatever clothing the deceased died in is the clothing that they will be cremated in. Once the death certificate has been obtained and all the relevant documents have been signed, the direct cremation can take place. It is a no-fuss body disposition process for people who don’t want, or who can’t afford, an all-out funeral service or even a cremation with a service.
Benefits of Direct Cremation
There are many benefits of direct cremation. The most obvious one is cost. Not everyone wants to or can afford to spend a lot on a body disposition, and direct cremation is a way to save a great deal of money. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
Less Fuss: Not everyone wants to make a big deal about their own body disposition. If you are preplanning and want to have a simple body disposition without any needless extras, then direct cremation might be exactly what you’re looking for. It will occur mere days after death with zero body preparation, no viewing, no funeral service, and no burial.
Reduce Environmental Impact: It’s clear that it takes a considerable amount of space to bury a casket underground. But it doesn’t have to take up any with direct cremation. Yes, you could feasibly bury an urn in the future, which will require a smaller burial plot. But you don’t have to bury it. You can bring the ashes home with you in an urn or simply scatter the ashes. This means that there is zero need to take up any ground space whatsoever.
Leave More Money for Loved Ones: When you opt for direct cremation over traditional burial, you will be able to save money that can be left either to family or to special causes you support. There’s nothing wrong with spending money to have a funeral service, but you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to do something meaningful. You can have a direct cremation and then, later on, your loved ones can hold a memorial someplace special to celebrate your life.
When you need a funeral home in Carver, MN that will save you money compared to a traditional funeral home, Scott County Cremation is the company to call. We specialize in direct cremation – a no-frills, no-extras body disposition option that will save you money without cheapening the overall experience. Call us at (952) 402-9000 or visit us at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379 for more details.