Top 3 Reasons Why Proper Burial is Important
In today’s world, it is more important than ever to make sure that our loved ones receive a proper burial. The first decision to make when deciding on the type of arrangements that will best fit your loved one is whether they would want a burial or cremation service
Depending on your loved one’s preferences, burial may be a better fit from a religious or spiritual standpoint. Burial is frequently thought to be more traditional. A visitation and service are usually held in conjunction with a burial, but a graveside service without a ceremony can also be held at a location. Burial for the most part provides a sense of closure and respect than cremation. Let us go over the top 3 main reasons why proper burial is essential.
Why Is Proper Burial so Important?
Reason #1. Burial offers a permanent graveside to visit.
When you bury a loved one, you have the option of purchasing a grave in a cemetery. This gives you and your family a place to visit your loved ones and tend to their grave. You can also purchase cemetery property in advance so that everything is taken care of when the time comes. This takes away the burden from your family of having to find a place to bury you when you die.
Many people find that having a designated location at a cemetery where they may physically visit their loved one helps them cope with their grief
. Some people believe visiting a loved one’s grave at a cemetery to be a sacred experience that helps them to feel connected to them while they are there.
Since your loved one has a permanent resting place, your children, grandchildren, and future generations will be able to visit them whenever they want and feel connected to them as well. This is especially important if your loved ones have passed away before the younger generations had the chance to meet them.
Reason #2. You can be buried alongside your loved one.
If you have a spouse, partner, or close family member who has passed away, you may want to be buried alongside them. This is often possible if you plan your burials in advance and purchase cemetery plots next to each other.
Frequently, families would prepay for a group of plots so that they can all be buried together. When purchasing a burial site in advance, you have the option of purchasing a single plot, companion plots (usually for a married couple), or family plots (a small section of the cemetery dedicated to one family). For some, the sense of being with their loved ones is a significant advantage of burial.
Being buried alongside your loved one gives you a sense of security and peace. Since you will be buried with your loved one, future generations will have an easier time visiting your graves compared to when you are buried separately.
Reason #3. Burial is widely accepted in almost all religions.
Another compelling reason for many to choose burial over cremation is their loved one’s religious beliefs. Families select funeral services over any other final care choice for religious reasons. For example, many people believe in the Christian doctrine of bodily resurrection, which makes burial a religious ceremony. Burial is also a religious and social duty for Jewish families and those who follow Islamic beliefs. While cremation is now an option for some religions, it’s still not widely accepted.
While the reasons why proper burial is important may vary from person to person, these are just a few of the most common ones. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to choose burial, be sure to speak with Sunnyside Mortuary
about all of your options. Give us a call at 714-932-8091
(Garden Grove) or 714-521-1011
(Buena Park) , we can help you make the best decision for you and your family.