When it comes to the end of life for anyone, loved one or not, it can be hard to decide what method of burial meets the needs and the wishes of the person being buried. There are many ways to be buried, and knowing what they are can help you choose. Currently, there are at least five or six burial types to choose from, and each has its own benefits.
How Many Options Are There for Burials?
There are currently at least five different methods of burial that are accepted in at least some of the states. The first is traditional in-ground burial. This is a burial in the ground in a grave located in a graveyard or other memorial garden with a marker or a stone to mark where the grave is. It is the most common method and is what most people imagine when they think about burial.
The next is mausoleum burial. This can either be a private mausoleum that is either for the family or one that is just for the individual that has passed away. The next is a crypt; these are sort of like mausoleums save for the fact that they normally house more than one person and are often designated to one family.
You can also be cremated and choose to have your cremains buried or scattered.
The last is a natural burial. This is a bit more controversial as most states and graveyards require that the body be embalmed and then placed either in a coffin or in a coffin that is inside a crypt. A common idea behind this is that it prevents contamination from the corpse. Ideally, the corpse does not have any diseases, and anything that can be transmitted to a living person would have died with the individual.
What Is the Best Option?
Regarding burial options, there is no one way to determine what is right for any person. The best thing you can do if you are considering your own burial options or those for another is to take the time to learn about each. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks and can make a big difference in how your burial goes.
Taking the time to learn about the different burial options can help you determine what will work best for you and what burial option will satisfy your needs and the needs and wishes of the family.
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