What Do You Do When You Can’t Afford the Cost of a Lavish Service?
Call Legacy Cremation Services, serving Newark, NJ.
Legacy is proud of its service to the Newark community. We will ask questions, and we will listen intently. It’s what we do.
We know that 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 – the premiere cremation provider assisting families in your area – where our professional cremation staff is available around the clock to help you through every decision.
Decrease costs significantly and still honor your loved one
in a dignified, meaningful way.
Some financial details. A funeral can easily cost $10,000 or more, while a cremation service can save the family up to $7,000, especially when you eliminate the cost of a casket. Doesn’t it make sense to keep cremation costs low and use that money for the children and grandchildren? And doesn’t it make sense to let your family start the grieving process without incurring additional financial strain?
Direct cremation: the popular and economical option. This is one of the most economical options available at Legacy in Newark. With direct cremation, Legacy transports the body directly from the location of death to the crematorium. An alternative container, made from combustible materials, is usually used. This will work for you if your beliefs do not require embalming or visitation prior to cremation.
The cremation process does not eliminate the possibility of a service. Legacy can help you arrange a meaningful memorial service AFTER the cremation. There are lots of unique options that will honor your religious beliefs, as well as your financial needs. A service does not have to consist of a traditional church ceremony. It can be held at a community center or private club, or even at home if you have the room. Legacy will work with you to come up with the perfectly suitable and affordable option.
You can still purchase a casket and save. Generally, a casket is not needed if cremation is your choice for your loved one. However, there may be instances when it is desirable to have one. For example, if you are planning a funeral service, especially at a church, a coffin gives guests something concrete to look at. A casket may also add a sense of dignity to the proceedings, but it is entirely your choice. If you do want to buy a casket, a lower cost combustible alternative made from simple wood or sturdy cardboard can be used, instead of something ornate and costly.
Or you can rent a casket through Legacy!
They are visually appealing and lend a certain dignity to the proceedings, but still cost much less.
Other containers for the cremains are also an option. You can purchase an urn with a solid lid from specialty urn companies, or you may choose a classic vase instead. A simple cardboard or plastic box may also suit your needs, especially if you plan to scatter the cremated remains. All of these options are available. Call and talk to a Legacy cremation counselor.
The best alternative may not include a service at all. Your family can save quite a bit of money by scattering your loved one’s cremains at a favorite location, for example a field, a mountain top, a river, or a lake. Every time you visit that location, you will feel their presence. Legacy can help arrange any of these options, as well as a scattering of ashes in the ocean.
More interesting things to know about cremation:
Cremation pre-planning is the essence of convenience. By pre-planning a cremation, 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.
Cremation 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 legacy in a unique way. And Legacy cremation consultants 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. Ask us why the cremation option is the eco-friendly option.
Many people prefer to keep things simple and economical
for their families when they pass on.
Contact Legacy Cremation Services.
We’ll talk you through it.