Since the late 1990’s, the cremation rate has climbed substantially until reaching our current national average of approximately 60 percent. Although there are various theories behind this incline, those born between 1946-1964, also known as “baby boomers,” are one of the biggest reasons.
Why Baby Boomers Are Choosing Cremations
The baby boomer generation is well known for its ability to do things differently, resist traditions and show self-expression in everything that they do. Besides the fact that cremations cost less than traditional funerals, this type of service is preferred by baby boomers because it allows for more personalization and flexibility. Compared to traditional funeral services, cremations can better accommodate what baby boomers desire.
Cremations Allow for More Personalization
Known for being the “me” generation, baby boomers are also known for spending money on things they want, rather than things they need. Other than being freed from traditional funeral service offerings, cremations can offer the exact type of remembrance service a baby boomer wishes. There are more options with cremations than with traditional funerals, as choices abound with the type of remembrance service, when and where a remembrance may occur and how the deceased’s remains are disposed of. The imagination is really the only limitation a baby boomer has when deciding on how they want a cremation to honour their own life, or a loved one’s.
Cremation Services Offer Endless Choices
Most commonly, cremated remains are buried in a cemetery or placed in a mausoleum or columbarium niche. Baby boomers, however, appreciate the fact that cremations offer complete individualization –including being scattered somewhere meaningful to them, planted with a tree or incorporated into a piece of art or jewelry. More creative cremation options available to baby boomers include being placed in an hourglass, created into hand-blown glass, used as tattoo ink or turned into a firework. Cremation truly does offer boundless options for creating a memorable legacy.
Circle of Life Will Help You Choose the Best Cremation Option
With the endless options available when you choose cremation, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The professional staff at Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre Inc. are here to make the cremation decision process as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. Let our professional staff assist you in making one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make. Contact us today to discuss the wide variety of cremation options available to you.