When a loved one passes away over the winter months, of course you have options as to what you might want to do for them. However, cremation services in Bellevue, WA might be the easier way to go. Here are a few reasons why cremation services work so well in the winter, in addition to other times of the year.
The Ground Is Rather Hard
Burying a loved one during the winter months can be hard because the ground is, well, so hard. Once those hard freezes hit, the ground is hard to penetrate. The cemetery has ways of getting burials to happen either way, but if you are going to bury your loved one after cremation in your own garden, you might want to wait until an easier time. With cremation, you can wait for that final resting place until the spring months. The burial process can be more beautiful at that time as well, since you can plant new flowers around their final resting place right away.
Traveling Can Be Dangerous
Snow and ice are an imminent danger during the winter months in this area of the country. You never know when the skies are going to drop several inches of the white stuff on your city. And, if it does and you happen to have a memorial service planned, it can be dangerous for your loved ones (even those who are local!) to travel to the funeral home for the services. Instead of taking those chances, you can go with cremation and put off the memorial for a spring month that will more likely be pleasant, and safe, at the same time.
Outside Temperatures Are Uncomfortable
Sometimes you want to do something outside, at least in part, for your loved one’s final services. In the winter, the outside temperatures are rather uncomfortable, if not downright miserable. You can go with cremation instead of enduring and simply put the memorial service off until the spring comes and things will brighten outside. Everyone can be comfortable and enjoy the outdoor weather along with the memorial you want to plan, even if only part of it is outside.
Plans Can Wait
There are a lot of advantages to cremation services any time of the year. However, if the winter months are upon you, you can give your loved one what they need with cremation and then you can wait until spring for a memorial service. That can give you time to plan, time to process what has happened, and time to make something really special for your loved one and the rest of your family.
If a loved one passes on during the winter months, you still have all of the regular options included. But cremation services in Bellevue, WA might feel like the easier way to go. There’s no right or wrong reason to choose cremation and the professionals at Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory will help you to understand it’s always an honorable, respectful choice to make. Give us a call for any help at all.