By Last Updated: August 23rd, 2022

Debunking Cremation Myths

Cremation has grown in popularity throughout the world. However, Americans still hold a number of misconceptions when it comes to this method of dealing with remains — especially when it comes to direct cremation. At Opal Cremation, we believe it’s important to tell the whole story about cremation so client families can make the most informed decisions. Read on to learn the real story behind the following common cremation myths:

Myth 1: When You Choose Cremation, the Body Leaves the Care of Care Managers

When you release a loved one’s remains to an outside crematory, it’s natural to have concerns. Rest assured, when you choose cremation for a loved one, their body will always remain with one of our experienced and dedicated care managers. We’ll be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one’s remains get the care and respect they deserve.

Myth 2: Choosing Cremation Means You Can’t Have a Service

Opting for cremation over burial doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a memorial service.  In fact, Opal Cremation encourages families to host memorials and life celebrations for the deceased. Without the rush of a burial, you can take time to plan the occasion in a meaningful and personalized way. The options are virtually endless. Our caring team will sit down with you to discuss the best way to plan for this service.

Myth 3: Cremation is Uncommon

Think cremation is still a rare choice in the U.S.? Think again. More than 40% of Americans now choose to be cremated upon death. This shows a significant increase from the 28% who opted for cremation in 1958. Due to the humane process and economical pricing, cremation is a valid option for many Americans today. It’s clear that cremation is far from taboo. If direct cremation is your choice, you should feel confident in that decision.

Contact Opal Cremation Today

It’s no myth that people feel uncomfortable talking about death and dying. However, it’s crucial to discuss after-life plans with family members as it ensures people will be memorialized according to their wishes. At Opal Cremation of Southern California, we work side-by-side with our client families to find solutions for all their cremation and grief service needs. For more information about how Opal Cremation can support you, check out our cremation guide or contact us directly at 1-888-963-2299.

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