Planning a Cremation?
Here’s What You Need to Know.
(Legacy Cremation Services, serving Riverside, CA for over 2 decades.)
Losing a loved one is inevitable, and we understand how devastating that can be. If you’re responsible for making the final arrangements, that can feel overwhelming. That is why your first call should be to Legacy Cremation Services – the premiere cremation provider serving your area – where our dedicated staff is available around the clock to help you through every step.
Select the perfect cremation provider.
Make sure the cremation provider you work with has good ratings with industry associations in the cremation business, for example:
- National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
- International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA).
It’s also a good idea to talk to people in your network to find out who has had a positive experience with a particular provider.
One of the main reasons why more and more people are choosing cremation, for themselves as well as for family members, is the cost factor. Since a traditional viewing and funeral service is not necessary, you will save on a casket, liner, embalming and burial plot. This can easily run into tens of thousands of dollars. A Legacy memorial service can be arranged for far less and be just as beautiful, if not more so.
And, there are lots of options when you cremate. Your loved one’s remains can be stored in an urn, divided up among close family member, placed a special above-ground cremation vault, or buried in a smaller plot with a biodegradable container.
In addition, cremations can be far more convenient. There is no need to have the service right away. You can store the cremains in an urn or other container, and have a service when it is convenient for all concerned.
Why Have a Legacy Memorial Service?
Although you can have a traditional viewing and funeral service, with cremation this is no longer necessary. You can opt to cremate and have a memorial service some time afterwards, whenever it is convenient. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one’s passage from this world to the other side, and celebrate the life of someone who has made such an impact on family and friends. It’s a time to share memories, bring closure, and help each other through the healing process.
It is important to select a location for a memorial service that is meaningful for the family and friends, as well as significant for your loved one. This can be a religious location, or a natural setting, or even a family member’s home. Regardless of where a service is held, Legacy Cremation Services has years of experience helping families plan the perfect service.
You’ve got options. Legacy offers a variety of options so that you can honor the life of your loved one in a personal and dignified manner, and create an environment where the guests will share personal stories and feelings about the deceased. There are a variety of ways to do this – for example you may want
- A memory table or board
- A video / slideshow and music playing in honor of your loved one
- A guest book, so you can have a lasting memory of all who attended, and send follow-up thank you notes.
- A memorial website, where people can share memories and add to it for years comes.
This is why we advise that you take the time to learn about what is available. Legacy Directors are experienced, professional, compassionate and knowledgeable about all kinds of services and programs, from alternative to traditional. Our Directors know what works and what doesn’t, and they can provide some unique ideas that you might like to consider. That’s why we urge you to call us at any time, around-the-clock. Let’s talk it through.
Honor your loved one the Legacy way. We know you want to provide a meaningful tribute and honor the wishes of your loved one, so you may want to discuss preferences now. With this understanding ahead of time, Legacy will be better equipped to advise you and prepare for everything in advance. We will always go the extra mile so that you can have the arrangements that you want. For example:
- What songs should be sung at the service?
- Who should give a eulogy?
- Is there a last message your loved one would like conveyed to family and friends?
- Is there a civic or religious leader who should be present?
Cremation is perfect for all races, creeds, religions and ethnicities. Our country has a rich history that honors people of all cultures and backgrounds. Choosing cremation does not eliminate any of the family’s requirements. Legacy has experience satisfying the specific requests of all cultural traditions. We will help you create a package that respects your particular wishes and we will carry out each detail with respect and care.
Legacy Cremation Services, serving the Riverside, CA community.
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