The popularity of cremation in the United States has been on an incline for the past half century. As the demand has grown, we have received more and more questions about cremation. Many people are still confused about cremation, and we often hear misconceptions about the practice. This section of our website is dedicated to giving you insight on cremation so that you can decide if it is the right end-of-life option for you and your family. The starting point to this decision is to first understand and become informed with the facts of cremation.
Cremation is an alternative method to burial in terms of handling a corpse. Cremation reduces a body to ash by exposing it to very high temperatures within a large furnace. Many people simply think cremation involves setting the body on fire and letting it burn. However, the overall cremation process is much more technical in nature and done with complete care.
The Cremation Decision
What are some factors that you will have to consider when deciding on cremation? All of them are deeply personal and significant: there are your spiritual/religious beliefs, your level of environmental consciousness, your financial situation, and the expectations of your immediate family and your wider social group.
As you dive into the pages below, have these questions in mind:
1) How do you feel about the idea of cremation? What about burial? Purely based on emotions, which one makes you feel better?
2) Is cost a big concern for you? When it comes to end-of-life planning, are you most interested in saving you and your family money?
3) What does your religion say about cremation? Will your religious or spiritual beliefs have a great impact on the decision to cremate?
4) Do you have concerns about reducing pollution and being as environmentally friendly as possible?
5) How do you think your family and friends will react to your decision? What are their end-of-life plans?
Perhaps the decision for cremation is an easy one for you. But if it is not, keep the points we mentioned above as you read the pages below. We strongly suggest reading through this section so that you can make an informed decision.
If you have specific questions about cremation, feel free to give us a call.
We have also created an eBook all about cremation. Please click the button below to download our eBook, Cremation: Everything You Need To Know.
See the pages below which dive deeper into cremation.
We offer some of the most affordable cremation services in Maryland. Check out our 3 cremation packages. Our most cost effective package is the direct cremation service which excludes a formal funeral ceremony.
Why Choose Cremation
If you're curious about why more families today are choosing cremation, this page details the various reasons and looks closely at cremation costs.
The Cremation Process
Curious about the process of cremation? Click here to learn all about the cremation process and how cremation works.
Over the years, we have heard many misconceptions about cremation. To help families better understand cremation, we debunk 6 common cremation myths.
History of Cremation
Learn about the early beginnings of cremation, and how the views and technology of the practice have changed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you struggling to answer the question "what is cremation"? Are you curious about what's involved in making the cremation decision; or wonder if you can be involved in your loved one's cremation? This is the right page for you.
Why You Should Think of Us as Your Trusted Low Cost Cremation Service Provider?
We've had years of experience serving many families, so we understand and respect your decisions. Not only that, we will take all the time you may need to make an informed decision. Call us today at 301-495-4950 or email us through the Contact Us form.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss the cremation services we offer and to explore cremation costs. We are here to help you make an informed decision. Simply call 301-495-4950 to ask any questions.
If you would like information on burial services, please visit our Affordable Burial Packages page.