Top 5 Alternative Types of Burials
Published January 15th, 2020
Deciding on what type of burial to have for you or your loved one is essential and can be hard at the same time.
Although it’s more of a personal choice, there are many factors that you should consider. Family and religious beliefs, for example. But whatever your decision is, it’s crucial to weigh your burial options carefully, for it is another way to keep your memory alive forever.
To help you decide on what type of burial to choose, here are the different types of burial.
What You Need to Consider
- Family traditions
- Religious beliefs
- Financial situation
Different Types of Burial
The in-ground burial is the traditional cemetery burial where the body of the deceased is placed in a casket and buried deep underground. The family can have a funeral or memorial service to commemorate the final resting place of the dead, as well as to provide a sense of closure for the friends and family members.
Cremation is one of the most common ways of putting the remains to rest. It’s more popular now in the US since the average cost of cremation is way cheaper than the traditional in-ground burial. This type of funeral allows the family of the deceased to keep the ashes – usually placed in an urn – at home or scatter the ashes at sea whenever they’re ready.
Above-ground burial is a type of funeral where the remains are interred above the ground. It is considered more practical if you live in a flood-prone area.
There are several kinds of above-ground burials. These include:
Mausoleum Building: It provides secure enclosures that will keep your tomb clean and dry. You can choose between a community mausoleum or a private one that is reserved just for you and your family.
Lawn Crypt: This is a chamber typically made of sturdy concrete materials that are used to house a casket and protect it from the elements. Grasses are usually planted over the crypts so that it would blend into the environment.
Columbarium: is a wall structure that houses cremation urns.
Natural burial is a form of internment that is more eco-friendly. Although it is often confused with green burial, the two differ from each other.
In a natural burial, a casket or a burial vault is not required, as well as embalming the body. Instead, the remains are directly buried underground, allowing it to decompose naturally by itself.
When choosing on what type of burial you or your loved one should have, remember that there is no right or wrong choice. Choose what you or your loved one thinks is best. After all, burial is a personal decision, and you must leave a memory exactly how you want to be remembered.
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