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History of Cremation

The history of cremation dates back to 3000BC. In 1000BC Greece, soldiers killed in foreign battlefields were crematedthere and the ashes brought back to their families for funeral. In some religions, e.g. Hinduism the dead are all cremated.

Why Cremation?

Today about 46% Americans chose cremation. In Europe and Asia, cremation is widely preferred. People chose cremation for various reasons.

  • Cemeteries take up space. Many believe that cremation is a more ecologically viable option and helps in land preservation.
  • Cremation costs less than a traditional funeral.

Cremation Services

Today, there are many cremation service providers such as You can ask your friends for their recommendations or even look around in the Internet. You can choose the cremation package that best suits your budgets, the cremation services you require and even pay for it from your home. In a time when this huge loss has overwhelmed you, getting such services organized from home can be of great help instead of running around.

The various cremation services are:

  • Basic Cremation Packages: Cremation packages come in different price range as per your budget. A low priced cremation package may include only cremation and then providing the remains in a plastic box. As the price range goes highercremation packages include services of funeral directors, paperwork, transportation to crematory, refrigeration of the body, removal of remains, urns (bronze to cherry hardwood), and memorial services along with flowers, cards, etc. A cremation package may start from $900 and go up to $2500.
  • Other Cremation services: Various cremation services provide funeral memorial videos,cremation jewelry and memento urns that help in keeping the departed close to your heart and to your soul.

What is a better way than to keep the cremation in an exquisitely crafted cremation urn close to the fireplace or on the mantelpiece. Cremation Urns are available in different price range and are categorized based on your requirement e.g. hardwood cremation urns, cremation urns suitable for outdoors, infant and youth cremation urns, companion cremation urns, and in the form of memento chests. A cremation urn is a wonderful way to show your respect to the departed and keep their memories alive.

Cremation keepsake jewelry is also another way to keep memories alive. These are generally reasonably priced and come in shapes of angels, hearts and the cross. You can even hold your beloved one’s remains in a pendant and wear it around your neck.

Honor the memories of your dear one by having a memorial video of the memorial service. You can have a photomontage of their life, the places they liked to visit and conclude it with the funeral services. The video can be an excellent platform for you and your family to immortalize your thoughts and love for the departed.

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