Dealing with the loss of a loved one never gets easy, but it’s possible that some prepared memorials and mementos may make the grieving process slightly more bearable. Finding a way to remember your loved one is also more manageable when debt from the memorial service is not more overwhelming than your grief.
Unfortunately, traditional funeral costs average $10,000. Green burials, however, are approximately $2,500. Many families who select a memorial process that is more environmentally friendly choose cremation. History tells us that cremation is not a new process. By the time of the Roman Empire, the time period between 27 B.C. and 395 A.D., cremation was widely practiced, and cremated remains were typically stored in elaborate urns, sometimes in niches within columbarium-like buildings.