Burial Or Cremation?

A checklist of the basic advantages and disadvantages of burial and cremation.

Current statistics indicate that an increasingly large number of individuals are choosing cremation over burial. Obviously, there are advantages and disadvantages to both choices. Some of these are listed below.

Burial

Advantages:

  • Religious tradition
  • Family tradition
  • A place to return to and to care for which can give comfort to the survivors
  • A place for a permanent memorial to be erected

Disadvantages:

  • More expensive due to required land fees

Cremation

Advantages:

  • Is usually less expensive
  • Offers more flexibility for service options
  • Saves land
  • The remains can be scattered or buried at a later date.

Disadvantages:

  • Can leave survivors with fewer ways to morn

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