How Columbariums Are Accommodating Changing Funeral Trends

Did you know that more people in the United States are now choosing cremation over burial for their end-of-life choice? Until 2015, most people chose traditional burial as the final resting place for themselves and their loved ones. A Columbarium, a permanent structure of spaces to hold urns filled with cremated remains, provides a meaningful and personalized way to honor those who have passed away. At Columbarium Planners, we have been at the forefront of the shift in changing funeral trends, and we’ll explore how our columbariums are accommodating these changes. 

Cremated remains in a columbarium

Embrace the Cultural Shift

The significant increase in cremation over the past ten years demonstrates a momentous shift in our culture. There are various personal reasons why more and more people are choosing cremation. Still, one thing remains universally true: Everyone wants to be memorialized and to remember their loved ones in a meaningful way. A columbarium is an ideal final resting place for the cremated remains of those who need a different option than burial, whatever their reason.

What a Columbarium Offers

A columbarium is a timeless solution to the cultural shift towards cremation. These structures can be built on a church property or at a cemetery in either a larger garden-style setting or a smaller room-style setting. They can be personalized with garden spaces, benches, labyrinths, memorial plaques, and much more. These structures provide a more affordable and flexible option that many Americans need now. Whether you have limited financial means, don’t have access to a conveniently located cemetery plot, or need the option to relocate your loved ones’ remains in the future, a columbarium may be just what you are looking for.

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Columbarium Planners has set the standard for creating sacred spaces by designing and building columbariums to house cremated remains. Let us help you navigate all the considerations to find the right solution as you seek to create a joy-filled final resting place. Call us at (910) 295-8328 or request information now to learn more. We are located in North Carolina and build columbariums in the eastern half of the United States, including South Carolina, Virginia, and beyond.