The onset of the 21st century brought with it many new and out-of-the-box concepts in various fields, including the realm of funeral services. Death was once a topic that people rarely talked about. But today, it is discussed freely without inhibition.
Traditionally, family members looked after the funeral arrangements by following conventional funeral and memorial services. Today, the trend is increasingly veering towards unconventional funeral services. People that prefer individualization are deciding the form their funeral services will take after they die.
Some Unconventional Ideas
The ideas and choices vary from family to family and individual to individual. But there is a clear move away from traditional burial and funeral services. These are seen to be impersonal, hasty and lacking in empathy by those grieving the death of a loved one. Here are some unconventional ways for funeral services you can choose from.
Cremation - Cremations are now overtaking burials with many people choosing this ‘greener’ option. You will find that cremation is much cheaper than burial. It may cost only a third of a burial and saves natural resources like land and wood.Themed Funerals - If there is something you are very fond of what better way to say your final farewell than to have your loved ones put together a themed funeral or celebration for you. Often times being surrounded by objects the deceased person would have enjoyed brings great comfort to the survivors. Green Burial - If you are a very eco-conscious person, a green burial may prove to be an ideal choice. You will have to leave instructions that your body shouldn’t be embalmed, and that a biodegradable casket needs to be used. This is inexpensive compared to a traditional burial.
In short, you can now think of many novel ways of control over your own body post-death and how you are handled after death. If you have any unique ideas for an unconventional service, share in the comments. We'd love to hear them.
If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.