There are So Many Reasons for Choosing Cremation.
Let Us Walk You through It
(Legacy Cremation Services, serving Lexington-Fayette, KY
for over two decades)
Much of the civilized world finds cremation perfectly acceptable. Only in the USA and Canada is embalming (preservation of bodies past the normal stages of decomposition during burial) the prevalent custom. More and more families are turning to a Legacy cremation consultant in the Lexington-Fayette, KY area to arrange unique, meaningful, and affordable cremations, and consider it a more pleasant experience.
The cremation process offers the flexibility to celebrate each life in a unique and personal way. Here are some of the options available to you, which Legacy can help you with. Our cremation counselors have seen it all, we know what works and what doesn’t, but we’re honored to sit and listen to your specific needs and feelings.
You can express your love and respect for a recently deceased friend or family member by:
- Writing an obituary for the local newspaper
- Setting up a photographic display that includes pictures of the deceased and which will seal a positive memory of the deceased in the minds of those who attend
- Creating a video slide show of the special times in the life of the deceased to show to those who attend. This can even include special words from the deceased, to each family member and other key people in attendance, an especially touching way for family and friends to remember the person with joy.
- Setting up a special memorial website where friends and family can share their heartfelt condolences and memories from wherever they are. A web site can be added to at any time, and it lasts forever.
- Developing a cremation memorial program – or small pamphlet – which encapsulates the life of the deceased through poetry, special Bible verses, and photos that capture the essence of the deceased’s life, and which is presented to all who attend as a memento of this special time.
- Choosing a meaningful location for a viewing, memorial service, or scattering of ashes.
Legacy would be honored to guide you through this process, helping you to find templates for printed materials, videos and web sites, and share with you from our long-standing experience what works well and what doesn’t.
Cremation means convenience. Final arrangements can be carried out as quickly as is convenient for everyone concerned, even with close family members living all over the country – or even around the world. Then, the family has the option of holding a memorial service when the timing is right for everyone, schedule-wise and weather-wise.
The cremation process lends itself to diverse belief systems and cultures. This is one of the reasons why over 30% of all final arrangements are now cremations. Every family – and individual – has unique beliefs and values, and cremation is a particularly flexible alternative, allowing your family to pass down its own legacy. In fact, many cultures prefer cremation, considering it the best way to release the spirit of the deceased so that their soul may return to their higher power.
A Legacy cremation consultant will stand by you, willing and able to guide you through all the decisions so that we can provide meaningful and personalized final arrangements.
Cremation is an earth-friendly alternative. If being “green” is a prominent part of your life, there is no need to abandon that philosophy when planning final arrangements for a loved one, or for yourself. Some people don’t believe in embalming or preserving the body following death; they prefer to remember the loved one as they once were. Some consider a viewing an unnecessary spectacle that only adds to the cost and prolongs grief. Others are concerned about chemicals leaching into the ground. Cremation has a far smaller footprint. Call Legacy and ask us all about how the cremation option is the eco-friendly alternative.
Cremation is cost-effective. Cremation is the reasonably priced alternative for final arrangements, offering a customized and dignified tribute at a cost far less than a traditional funeral and burial – at a time when finances are the last thing you want to think about. Your family can start the grieving process without incurring additional financial strain.
Cremation the modern way. We want you to know that our cremations are done very carefully so that the remains of the deceased are kept intact for burial, preserving in an urn or other container, or scattering at sea or over land. The bodies are prepared and handled individually and all remains are kept safe. Legacy always follows the wishes of the family in regard to handling the remains, and we always treat the body with respect and care before, during and after this process.
Even when a death is unexpected, Legacy provides the utmost in care and compassion to family members and friends. We know that an untimely death can produce a shocking level of grief, often compounded by other family members who are also trying to deal with the crisis. Legacy will give family members a chance to absorb what has happened by handling the body with complete respect following death. And we can provide cremation packages for every budget.
And Legacy cremation professionals will stand by you and the family before, during and after the cremation, helping you to get through this difficult time.
Legacy Cremation Services, licensed professionals, is honored to serve
the Lexington-Fayette, KY community.