Overview of Cremation Options
The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged.
Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through application of intense heat.
However, just because the process of cremation hasn't changed much doesn't mean that there still aren't a number of cremation options to consider. For example, what is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you.
Selecting Cremation Options
You can relieve the burden of selecting cremation options by pre-planning your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored.
Contrary to what some people believe, cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner, and it allows people to be memorialized in many ways.
Cremation Options: Memorializing the Departed
Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.
Cremation allows families many options for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water. Nutmeg State Cremation Society allows the following cremation options, among others, for memorializing remains:
Outdoor Niches – The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in one of our many above ground columbarium niches.
Scattering – Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also options, which include scattering at sea.
Traditional Burial – Your loved one's remains may have an in ground burial in a family plot. Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.
Personalized Memorialization – You may inscribe your family member’s name and a special saying on a tree plaque, park bench or other special memorial. We also have custom, unique urns and keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our merchandise pages, or contact us directly and we will help you with your needs.
If you have any questions call Nutmeg State Cremation Society of Stamford, CT at (203) 348-0443.