When you have to deal with a loved one’s final services amidst the pandemic conditions in the country, it can be a lot harder to figure out what you want to do. You want to get your deceased loved one what they need, but you also want to take care of the safety of other family members. While both funeral and burial and cremation services are honorable methods, you might be able to keep your family safer if you go with cremation. Here are a few reasons why that is the case.
No Need For Group Gatherings
With a traditional funeral, there’s generally a visitation where your family and possibly friends and others in the community gather together to view your loved one’s body. That is a nice way to say a final goodbye and to get closure. But right now, that type of gathering can be rather dangerous. In order to avoid such hazards, you could go with cremation, which allows you to get around any type of group gathering that is normally expected with a funeral. Instead, you can have a small memorial or something else that won’t require a larger number.
Services Can Be Put Off
With a traditional funeral and burial, your loved one has to be buried in a few days after they pass on. You have to have the funeral right away. But with cremation, you can put the memorial service off for as long as you want. Once the cremation portion of the process is complete, you don’t have to worry about planning anything right away. You can wait until things clear up and honor your loved one with your whole family, as you want it. Or you can decide what you want to do at a later date. You can also choose a final resting place for your loved one at any point without pressure to hurry on that decision. If you want to put things off, you can, and that might be safer in these conditions.
Easier To Include More People
With a traditional funeral, more people might feel like they want to be at the actual funeral in order to feel as if they were a part of things. If you do something unique for a memorial, it’s more possible to include more people. You can tell everyone that you want each family to have a small memorial of their own and even offer suggestions. You can have an online memorial website that anyone can share memories on at any point. Things are more open and it’s easier for people to participate through a cremation.
When you are trying to organize final services for a loved one amid the pandemic, you might want to consider cremation services so you can keep things as simple as possible and include ideas that are able to keep your family safe during this strange time in history. The professionals at Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home are here to help with ideas and options to honor your loved one and keep you safe all at once.