Even though cremation services in Daytona Beach, FL have been around for thousands of years, some people still feel like they are new, or non-traditional. If you are having cremation services for a loved one, or if you are planning cremation for yourself in advance, there are lots of traditional things you can do around the cremation to make your family feel good about the ceremony involved in the process. Here are a few ways to infuse traditions into cremation.
Go With A Full Cremation
While the cremation process is the same no matter what, the timing of it can be moved around a bit. Direct cremation happens soon after death without any services beforehand. If you want some traditions included, you could go with a full cremation, which means there would be a visitation and funeral service beforehand, followed by cremation later. This, in a way, is the best of both worlds. Family gets the traditional services they might feel they need and the individual gets cremated after. The family can move forward with a burial, scattering, or another final resting place option.
Have A Traditional Memorial
If you prefer to go with direct cremation because of costs or any other reason, there are still things you can do to put traditions into the experience. You could, for example, arrange a memorial service after the cremation that has lots of traditions included. Memorial services can be whatever you want them to be, which means they can even feel like a funeral if you want. They can follow the same course of action and have similar songs, a eulogy, readings, and so on. The only difference would be the absence of the casket, in this case.
Have A Burial
While cremation opens the options for final resting places, the traditional route would likely be burial in a cemetery. Cremation plots are much smaller than standard burial plots, but it gives family one location to gather when they want to think of that person, visit them, or see a memorial like a headstone for them. That burial might be the traditional part of the services you give to your family to make them feel good about the options chosen.
Cremation services in Daytona Beach, FL are becoming more and more the traditional route since they are used in half of the cases today. They are only rising in popularity and someday, it might feel like a burial and funeral is the non-traditional way to go. But if your family appreciates the ceremony involved with traditions, and you want to use some of them along with cremation, there are certainly ways to make that happen. Contact the professionals at Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory with any questions you have about cremation or the various traditions you could use along with it to comfort your family. We are here to ensure that your loved one (or you if you are planning in advance) gets just the right services to honor good memories.