According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), more than 50% of Americans who die this year will be cremated. This number has risen steadily in recent years and is expected to continue to climb. At Columbarium Planners, we help communities accommodate for this growing need by designing and constructing columbariums. Contact us today to learn how your community can better support those who choose cremation for their loved ones.
Why Is Cremation Growing in Popularity?
Until 2015, the majority of Americans preferred to be buried after their death. In the last five years, however, cremation has become increasingly popular. Why? Members of the NFDA believe several factors are driving this trend:
Typically, cremation costs less than traditional burial. Many people ask to be cremated at the time of their death to spare their family from financial hardship. Similarly, family members often take the money saved through cremation and use it to host a more elaborate memorial service.
The manner in which you choose to honor your loved one’s death is a personal decision. Many people enjoy the formality and expediency of a traditional viewing, funeral, and burial service. Others, however, need more time between a person’s passing and the memorial service. After cremation, there is no rush to hold a memorial; family members can honor their loved ones at a time that is convenient and appropriate for them. Likewise, cremated remains are portable; transporting an urn cross-country to be closer to family is very easy.
Support Your Community
As more and more people turn to cremation, churches and community cemeteries must find new ways to support their members. Columbarium Planners will help you design and construct a serene, attractive resting place for your community members. Additionally, we will help you choose the ideal location and design for your columbarium, taking into account your specific needs and wishes throughout the process. When we are through, your community will enjoy a sacred space to treasure the memories of their loved ones forever.
To learn more about constructing a columbarium for your church or cemetery, call Columbarium Planners at (910) 295-8328 or request information online. We design and construct columbariums in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and beyond. Our team of site planners, landscape architects, and facility designers will create a columbarium that will bless your church and community members for years to come.