Ever wondered why people prefer to be cremated these days? Cremation is an alternative way of disposing of a dead body. Although burial has been a traditional practice for generations, cremation is slowly gaining popularity.
Interestingly, as per a research, it was found that cremation dates back to the Stone Age. However, not every religion and culture is receptive and accepting of cremation. In some religions, it is still strictly prohibited.
The rapid growth of cremation is accorded to the fact that a cremation costs lesser than a traditional burial. In the US, over 39% of the population is known to have been cremated every year.
It is worth noting that cost is not the only factor that has led to the acceptance of the idea of cremation. Sentiments also play a vital role. People store the ashes of the departed in beautiful looking cremation urns and hold on to it for the rest of their lives.
The main use of cremation urns is that they are a way of expressing love and respect for the beloved departed. Some families even have an age old tradition when it comes to keeping urns.
Cremation urns use is not just restricted to human beings. People keep the remains of even pets in urns. After all, for some of us pets are an integral part of the family. There are many varieties of cremation urns available in the market. They are made of wood, glass, marble or metal. The prices also vary depending on the style, material and size. The easiest way of getting one is on the internet.
Cremation urns are also used to decorate a house by putting it on display in the living room or outdoors. Urns are a very solemn way of showing our love and devotion to your loved one. Perhaps, you should get one.