Why More Californians Than Ever Are Choosing Cremation

In recent years, an increasing number of people in California and across the U.S. have been choosing cremation over traditional burial.

One of the reasons families choose cremation with Cypress Lawn is that our cremation services are as varied and comprehensive as our burial service options. Our dedicated staff wants all our San Francisco neighbors to feel confident that when they choose cremation, they have access to expert help planning a reception, visitation, and any additional services they desire.

Here are some of the top reasons why more Californians than ever before are choosing cremation:

Lower-Cost Options

In many cases, planning cremation costs less than a traditional burial. Direct cremation, which does not involve a visitation, reception, or funeral ceremony, is also a popular choice for families concerned about budget. Another reason to choose Cypress Lawn is that you have the option to arrange additional services, should you wish to include them. Our Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee allows us to maintain close oversight throughout the entire process so you and your family will have peace of mind choosing us as your service provider.

Fewer Religious Restrictions

Many religions adhere to centuries-old practices and customs when handling a deceased loved one. These days, even families who identify as religious have fewer constraints placed upon them as to how they arrange a final disposition. With families living farther apart from each other geographically and alternative lifestyles being embraced in California and beyond, religious communities are taking note. Many now allow their congregations to honor their loved ones in different ways.

More Flexibility

Moving in and out of the state for jobs and educational opportunities means Californians today are less rooted in one location. Cremation doesn’t confine a loved one to a single burial plot in a specific cemetery. A family may choose to place their loved one’s cremated remains placed within special keepsake jewelry or hand-selected memorial items. An urn is more easily transported than a casket, and scattering cremated remains is still a popular choice among families in the Bay Area.

Contact our team today to find out more about choosing Cypress Lawn for your cremation services. We are here for you 24/7 and ready to answer any questions you may have.