What do you think about when you hear about cremation services in Union, NJ? If you think about a program designed to serve clients in mourning with as much attention and passion as funeral services, you’re on the right track. In this article, we’ll look at some unexpected realities of the cremation program we offer at Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, LLC, and how it can help you put together an ideal memorial for your loved one.
Cremation Is More Popular Than Burial
There are many reasons why cremation took over as the most popular option for post-death memorials. Cost, convenience, and burial space all factor in, with smaller nations and states leading the way. Cremation offers more options for memorializing a person and requires fewer purchases, so it’s ideal for people who want to customize their own memorial.
Cremation Ashes Are Sterile
One of the concerns people often have about cremation is whether the cremation ashes are safe to keep in their home. Because the cremator, the powerful oven used in cremation, burns up to 1800 degrees fahrenheit, the remains are completely sterile. That makes it ideal if you want to scatter the ashes or incorporate them into something like paint or ink.
Cremation Ashes Can Be Buried
Do you have a family plot and want to keep everyone together? That’s possible even if you choose cremation services instead of a traditional funeral. After the cremation, it’s possible to hold a burial ceremony to place the cremation container in a burial plot next to the rest of the family. This takes a smaller space and has a lower cost than a traditional burial.
Cremation Science Is Evolving
For clients who want a greener approach to cremation, the new method known as “Aquamation” is gaining popularity. This system uses an alkaline-based solution that speeds up the rate of decay and achieves the same effect as cremation in eight hours instead of two and a half. The bone ash is still sterile and can be used the same way as traditional cremation ashes.
Ashes Can Be Transformed in Stunning Ways
If you want to honor your loved one in a unique way, consider an eco-friendly method that leaves a lasting memorial. Biodegradable urns that incorporate tree seeds into the base are available, transforming ashes into saplings and eventually full-sized trees. If you or your loved one are partial to the water, coral balls incorporate ashes and serve as miniature ecosystems that attract coral growths and other sea life.
Cremation Urns Are Evolving Too
How many times have you seen a comedy bit in a movie about an urn falling over and ashes going everywhere? Not with today’s urns, which are designed with spill-proof lids that can sustain standard bumps and falls. There are also scattering urns, that have a controlled opening ideal for dispersing a small amount at a time.
Do you think cremation services in Union, NJ are right for your loved one? Set up a consultation with Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, LLC by visiting us at our Union office at 1100 Pine Ave, Union, NJ 07083, or reach us on our website or by phone at (908) 686-6666. We can also be found at our Chatham, Summit, Springfield, or Whippany locations.
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