Many people are now opting for cremation instead of a traditional burial. However, many families aren’t aware of whether they would need a casket in case they choose to cremate a loved one. Let's take a look at why a casket is necessary even during a cremation:
A casket is a good way of sheltering and protecting your loved one's mortal remains that would need to be transferred from the funeral home venue to the crematorium.
A casket helps ensure that the funeral home staff can handle the human remains in a dignified way while carrying out all the required preparations.
No crematorium operator has the licensing to handle human remains directly, and it is mandatory for families to make sure that the mortal remains are placed in a casket.
Choosing The Right Casket
Grieving families sometimes find it extremely challenging to choose a casket that would be suitable for their loved one’s remains. This is where the funeral director’s services come into the picture. They would be able to provide you all the information you need about the different types of caskets available.
In most instances, if you have opted for cremation, they may recommend a cardboard casket which is cost effective as well as environmentally friendly option. However, every family wants a cardboard casket. If you find that you prefer something more elaborate, you have the option to buy a casket from the funeral home. Most establishments have a range of caskets made of different materials, in different price ranges as well.
If you want to know anything about our funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help you with all the information you need about the services we offer and the different types of caskets that you can opt for.