A lot of people would prefer not to talk about death, dying, and funerals. While we understand the reluctance, we also believe that open dialogue is an amazing tool. At Basic Funerals, our goal is to to simplify and demystify. So let’s start with cremation services. We’re going to talk about 3 of the most common misconceptions about cremation and set the record straight.
Myth 1: You Can’t be Cremated and Still Have a Funeral
Behold, the most widely held (mis)belief about cremation. So many people worry about not being able to have a funeral service if they choose cremation which absolutely isn’t the case. Like a burial, cremation takes place after a service. So if you choose an open casket, it can be accommodated.
Myth 2: Cremated Remains Are the Body
A lot of people think that the cremated remains that they receive include organs and other vital body parts. The truth is that during the cremation process, the temperatures are so high that all that’s left at the end are the bones, which are then processed into a fine, sand-like powder.
Myth 3: You Don’t Need a Casket for Cremation.
Even in instances of direct cremation, a casket is necessary. It’s main purpose is to transport the body and ensure that it’s protected. That being said, there’s no need to spend a lot of money on a cremation casket. There are several simple, inexpensive options to choose from.
Hopefully this clears up some of the common misconceptions you may have had about the cremation process.