More and more people are trading caskets for urns when choosing burial options. According to statistics from the Cremation Association of North America, more than half the national population now prefer cremation to traditional burial.
Perhaps your loved one asked to be remembered simply, without fanfare or a big funeral service. Perhaps your family can’t afford the more expensive service packages that are available from many funeral homes. Whatever your reasons, you’re considering arranging cremation without a traditional funeral director.
It’s not easy to make plans in the wake of a loved one’s passing. Grief tends to make even simple tasks seem more complex. The key to getting through it is taking things one step at a time.