Climbing Cremation Rates Create an Increased Need for Columbariums
Cremation on the Rise
In 1960, a mere 3.6% of Americans chose cremation. Now, the cremation rate has risen to more than 50% and is expected to continue to climb in the coming years. A variety of factors likely contribute to this sharp increase in the cremation rate.
The cost of cremation varies depending upon whether or not a service is planned. Regardless, cremation is the most inexpensive way to care for the remains of a loved one.
Many people feel that cremation is a more environmentally friendly way to honor their loved ones. Cremation reduces land usage and preserves natural resources.
Freedom and Flexibility
Additionally, cremation allows family members to plan a memorial service at a time and place that is convenient for them. Cremains can be inurned in a columbarium at any time, so there is no rush to organize and plan a service.
For those facing death, cremation is a popular choice. Having control over how their remains are cared for brings comfort and a sense of control to those making decisions about the ends of their lives. Additionally, knowing what a loved one wants alleviates some stress for grieving families.
By choosing to construct a columbarium, your community will feel empowered to honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. Our team of site planners, landscape architects, and facility designers will work with you every step of the way to create a sacred space that honors your loved ones well. With our headquarters in North Carolina, we build columbariums in the eastern half of the U.S., including South Carolina, Virginia, and beyond. Call (910) 295-8328 or request information now.