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Cremation Offers Families Unique and Budget Friendly Ways to Honor Their Loved Ones Memory

Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things we may endure in this life but making arrangements for that special person should not be. Cremation offers families an additional alternative to burial to help with laying a person to rest Cremation is a processor that uses combustion, vaporization, and oxidation to turn the remains of a corpse into cremains or ashes. This is performed with a cremator, which is also called an industrial furnace, where natural gas, oil, propane, or in some cases coal gas is burnt and raised to temperatures exceeding 870 – 980 degrees Celsius or 1,600 – 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The body, which is encased in the coffin or container, is then inserted into the chamber for the cremation process. Once inside the chamber the temperature is lowered to 760 – 1150 degrees Celsius or 1,400 – 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit for the remainder of the process which can take up to 90 minutes to two hours, depending on the size of the body. After the completion, the dry bone fragments are broken down into the ashes or cremated remains of a loved one that are then returned to the hands of the next of kin.

This process can be performed by professionals around the world including cremation services Edina MN. What is done next is left up to the loved one’s family members. Cremated ashes can be kept in a special urn for years to come, can be stored in a special memorial building called the columbarium, can be scattered into the sea, or even buried in the special or favorite location that the deceased may have requested. Additional ways to honor that special love one includes utilizing services to turn cremated ashes into fireworks, shotgun shells, helium balloons, or even compressing the ashes into synthetic diamonds that can be made into jewelry. A portion of the ashes can also be kept in a locket. Cremated remains can be sent into low earth orbit or be combined with tattoo ink as a part of remembrance portraits. They can also make great keepsakes by being sculpted into beautiful blown glass keepsakes and glass orbs designs.

Other factors to think about when considering cremation as an alternative Include its low-cost impact on a budget. Sudden death or lack of proper planning can leave a family with financial hardships. Burying a loved one can cost upwards of $6,000 or more with purchasing the casket, headstone, great see, mortician fees, as well as grief plot. This is especially true if the family member was not properly insured. Cremation office the perfect resolution with cost as little as $1,000. It can also be argued that cremation is better for the environment using less resources than a traditional burial procedure where the coffin can take up needed space or provide unnecessary contamination. Lastly, cremation can provide grieving families with a more simplified way to honor their loved ones, eliminating the need for extensive planning, time, and money.