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Myths Around Cremation Service Planning

It’s easy to believe myths about cremation services St. Louis, MO because there are a lot of them out there and many of them sound true. But if you are thinking about cremation for yourself or a loved one, you might want to understand the difference between the myths and the truths. Having the real information can be a great help. Here are a few myths about cremation service planning and the actual truth.

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Myth 1: Planning A Cremation Service Is Hard

The reason so many people believe this myth is because it can be true—but only if you make it hard on yourself. Planning a cremation can actually be very simple. You can talk to a cremation provider, choose a package, fill out the paperwork, pay, and that’s that. It doesn’t have to take long or be complicated. It can be simple and straightforward, even if you are planning ahead for yourself.

Myth 2: Memorial Services Are Depressing

Funerals are on the somber side and the people in attendance are often sad and in mourning, as to be expected. And while memorial services sometimes feel like funerals, they aren’t always depressing and sad. You can have any kind of memorial service you want ranging from something that feels like a funeral all the way up to an actual celebration of life. A celebration of life is light-hearted and remembers a person for a life well-lived instead of focusing on death. It’s definitely not depressing.

Myth 3: Only Older People Need Pre-Plans

It can be hard for the young and healthy to think about cremation plans in advance because they won’t need those plans for a long time, right? Who knows! The fact of life is that everyone dies, and no one knows when they will happen. Everyone can benefit from having pre-plans because everyone will use those plans at some point. The sooner you plan, the sooner you have peace of mind that everything in in place for whenever that day comes.

Myth 4: Cremation Prices Are Out Of Control

While it’s true that full funerals cost a lot of money and can be so costly that some people can’t even afford them, cremation prices are nice and low and not going anywhere. Many families end up choosing cremation because of the cost-effective prices. Setting up plans in advance can lower the prices even more since you get to pay today’s prices instead of whatever they will be in the future.

These are just a few of the myths you may have heard about cremation services St. Louis, MO. If you’ve heard others and you want to see if they are true or just a myth, ask the professionals at St. Louis Cremation. We’re located at 2135 Chouteau Ave St. Louis, MO 63103 and we’re happy to show you around our facilities and talk about the various cremation items you want to know more about. You can also call us with questions at (314) 241-8844 and we’re here to help you understand.

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