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Cremation and Burial Podcast Trilogy 11

Published: September 5, 2021

Considerations for Cremation Versus Burial 

Questions to Consider:
What type of service do you want?
How much do you and your loved ones want to spend the funeral?
Where do you want to hold your service?
Are there final disposition wishes to take into account?
What memorialization desires do you have?

Green Cremation and Burial Options

In this podcast, Brian covers the different shades of a green service. He explains what a green final disposition is, a green cemetery is and the different options available. From natural burial, burial at sea and urn burial to a water release or releasing ceremony, this podcast covers many different choices at hand. Brian also talks about scattering and memorial gardens. At the end, Brian talks about ideas for a green service such as:
Asking for live flowers
Asking for memorial trees to be planted
Asking for charitable contributions
Utilizing online obituaries
Flying kites instead of balloon releases
Planting a memorial garden
Consider live streaming to allow people to attend remotely
Consider an outdoor service

Cremation and Burial FAQs

In this episode, Brian talks about different questions that are frequently asked about both cremation and burial. Some of the questions covered in this episode include:

Can I pay for everything at the funeral home or do I have to coordinate with a cemetery too?

What costs are associated with burial?

Can only veterans be buried at sea?

What are my options for the urn after cremation?

Can I still be buried with my spouse if I choose cremation and they choose burial?

Can all of my ashes be turned into art?

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