Understanding Cremation Options [INFOGRAPHIC]

It is never easy to lose a loved one or to face your own eventual passing, but planning for the inevitable can ease the burden on a family when someone passes away. One of the main decisions to be made in funeral planning is whether you will have a full body burial or be cremated. Cremation is rising in popularity in the U.S., with 42% of people choosing to be cremated in 2011. If you or your loved one wants to be cremated, you have a number of options for ceremonies and memorials. Some people prefer to have a viewing of the deceased prior to cremation, while others wish to have a funeral service after the deceased has already been cremated. Take a look at this infographic from Chapel of the Chimes Oakland to learn more about the different cremation options. Please share with your friends and family.