What If I Want An Unconventional Funeral Service

By: David Tindall
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Traditional funeral services are straightforward and easy to organize, but many feel they don't offer the solace family members need in this difficult time. At Tindall Funeral Home, we encourage people to explore different options and customize the experience as much as they like. There’s no need for you to follow a standard plan or process. Here’s a look at some of the options available to you:

1. Cremation

Cremation is an ancient funeral ritual. It has been practiced in the east for thousands of years and has recently become popular in the west. This option is more affordable than traditional funerals, often costing around 1/3rd  of a full burial. The body is cremated in a crematorium, and the ashes are given to the family members in an urn. You can scatter the ashes, bury them, or keep them on your mantle. 

2. Gateway Funeral

This is a highly personalized experience and involves a small group of intimate friends or family. You can hold the ceremony at a unique location away from your hometown and honor your loved one with a special send-off. You can choose a site that your deceased loved one liked to visit often or would have wanted to visit.  

3. Green Burials

Most people are rightfully concerned about the environment and want to do their part in reducing pollution. That’s why green burials have become very popular in recent years. Not only are these burials good for the environment, but they are also more affordable. You don't embalm the body and use biodegradable caskets for the burial. It ensures no harsh chemicals enter the ground.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our funeral services and need advice on different services.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Helping Children With the Death of a Parent

Loss of a parent can be traumatic for children, especially if they are young and still heavily dependent on their support. Parents are a vital part of a child’s world so losing one of them can caus...

Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Gravesite

The gravesite is a physical reminder of the person you lost. It can offer a great deal of comfort to family and friends left behind. You can visit it and spend some time by it to find some solace. ...

Personalizing A Funeral With Unique Song Selections

Today, families that plan funerals for a loved one who has passed prefer not to follow traditional practices. They prefer something more casual, which reflects their loved one's likes and dislikes ...

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Pets are our most loyal companions and losing them can be a big shock to the system. It feels like losing a beloved member of the family, which means grieving is natural. At Tindall Funeral Home, w...

4 Tips for Explaining Death to a Child

Children are smarter than most people assume. They have the ability to understand complex concepts and show a surprising amount of empathy towards others. At Tindall Funeral Home, we know that adul...

How to Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

Traditional funerals with their straightforward structures and age-old ceremonies offer a great deal of comfort to grieving individuals, especially if they are spiritual or religious. However, some...

Top Tips on Staying Safe in Public During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 issue has become a global problem, and it poses a significant threat to people's health and lives as well. This contagious disease can be disastrous if the person isn't treated on...

Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

A global pandemic is a very stressful situation, especially for people dealing with mental health issues or grief. They need direct support and compassion, which can be difficult to provide when yo...

5 Advantages Of Urn Vaults

If a loved one has passed and you are considering cremation, you'd have to determine whether you will be burying the ashes or keeping them somewhere else. Regardless of what you plan to do, you may...

Lost a Pet? How to Help Your Other Pets Grieve

Losing a pet is difficult for the entire family, including other pets. Unfortunately, many pet owners aren’t aware that their other furry companions also experience a sense of loss and need special...