Cremation Facts - Everything You Need to Know - Cremation Society of Washington
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Direct cremation normally takes 1-2 weeks. After paperwork has been received, do you want to cut in line?
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Since cremation destroys DNA, would you like a personalized DNA ancestry report for your loved one?
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After the cremation, would you like us to:
Pick up the ashes at a contracted office
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Provide an unattended scattering at sea  (Included)
Ship the ashes within the U.S.  ($125.00)
Hand deliver the ashes within 75 miles  ($225.00)
Ship the ashes in 40-60 solidified Parting Stones  ($1695.00)
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Cremation Facts – Everything You Need to Know

Just the Cremation Facts

Many people now prefer cremation over burial for various reasons. Despite this, most aren’t aware of what is involved in the process and how it works. Here are some cremation facts that will give you a better understanding of what’s involved.

Some Cremation Facts

  • When you opt for cremation, you don’t have to purchase a burial place, which accounts for a large portion of the funeral expenses. No embalming is needed, and you also have the option to keep the ashes at home in an urn. Alternatively, you can scatter them in the sea or place the urn in a columbarium at a cemetery. Regardless of the option you choose, it proves to be cheaper than a standard burial.
  • Once the ashes are placed in an urn, they can easily be transported to any location, but a burial place is fixed. If you live in some other part of the world than a loved one who has passed, you can carry the ashes to your location. It means you can pay homage whenever you want instead of coming back to the burial place every time.
  • Many people wonder whether they would be able to conduct a memorial service if they opt for cremation. The answer is yes- you can conduct a memorial service- place the urn with the ashes at a venue of your choice and run the service as you like.
  • Burial is an eco-friendly way to dispose of the body after a person’s death. You would not have to opt for burial space and pay for its maintenance.

As you can see, there are numerous benefits to opting for burial rather than cremation. If you need any more information or need to organize for cremation, please contact Cremation Society of Washington with your requirement today.