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Why has a simple cremation become the nation’s preferred funeral option?
DFS Memorials LLC was set up in 2011 to help families find a local funeral home or cremation provider who would offer them a simple and affordable alternative to an expensive so-called "traditional funeral", as was being offered by most funeral homes at the time.
Did you know that a simple cremation service can be conducted (in most areas) for as little as $795?
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The average price of a funeral in the U.S. today is $7,640, according to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), excluding cemetery costs. If adding in typical cemetery plot costs, the price for a traditional funeral amounts to between $10,000 to $15,000.
Tough economic times and changing attitudes towards funeral rituals have spurred many families to seek a simple and affordable funeral alternative. Cremation started to offer a cheaper and simple alternative to an expensive burial.
The cremation rate reached over 56% in 2020 and a number of funeral service providers have understood and embraced this trend. Understanding that as the cremation rate climbed, it was essential that they could meet families changing needs for cremation service options.
What is a ‘Simple Cremation’?
Simple cremation gained traction as the coined term for a cremation with no ceremony or services. Other terms used are basic cremation, no-fuss cremation, economical cremation and low-cost cremation. The funeral industry term for this service is a direct cremation service.
The funeral homes and cremation providers who are part of the DFS Memorials Network, offer what is known as a Direct Cremation. A Direct Cremation is by far the least expensive end-of-life option available. The deceased is collected by the funeral company from the place of death, all the legal issues are sorted out with the family, and the body is then taken to a crematory for cremation. The ashes are then returned to the family. A dignified and simple cremation service.
Affordability - Simple cremation and personalized memorial services
More and more families are choosing this simple cremation option, and then arranging their own memorial service or end-of-life celebration. The family can do this at a time and place that is suitable to them, and without having to pay the funeral company for arranging these services. Your local place of worship should have no problems in providing a small service for your departed loved one, even if you choose to arrange this yourself.
Some families choose to keep the ashes at home, others may wish to have them scattered in a favorite place, like a state park. It really is, and should be, a personal choice. When we lose a loved one, it certainly does not need to cost thousands of dollars. To find your nearest DFS Memorials Provider "Click Here"
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