These days, we’re all dealing with new challenges in how we live, work and go to school. Covid-19 has even changed how we grieve. Because of safety concerns, restrictions around interstate travel and guidelines limiting group gatherings, more families are holding funeral services virtually or in smaller, socially distanced groups outdoors.

Now, many people are finding that direct cremation is a simpler, more affordable option during these difficult times. And unlike traditional embalming, simple cremation allows families as much time as they need to make decisions about funeral services and burial.

You can stay safe at home.

With simple cremation, there is no need to drive to a funeral home or meet with anyone in person. We provide an easy-to-use online experience, so you can safely arrange cremation services from home. While we work to make everything as simple and stress-free as possible, we are always available by phone and email to answer any questions or help guide you.

Simple cremation is a simpler choice.

We understand that this is an extra stressful time to experience loss. Our priority is to make the process as simple as possible, so you can save your time and energy for healing. Once you choose simple cremation, we take care of everything—from obtaining permits and paperwork to picking up your loved one.

You can make a plan that works for you.

While some families choose cremation because they prefer not to have a funeral or burial, there are many choices available. Other families choose simple cremation and also work with a funeral home, hold a funeral or celebration of life ceremony or bury their loved one. While traditional wakes and funerals can be limited by safety guidelines, there are alternatives that make it safer to include more people—outdoor and virtual ceremonies have become much more common. Simple cremation gives you the flexibility to do what makes the most sense for your family right now.

Take extra time to make arrangements.

Once you opt for simple cremation, you can take as much time as you need to make decisions like whether or not to hold a funeral and what to do with your loved one’s ashes. If you need to focus on caring for your family, get finances in order or take time to think it through and discuss with other family members, you can, because there’s no rush to figure out everything immediately.

As long as local guidelines limit travel and group gatherings, simple cremation makes it easy to delay a funeral or ceremony until it’s safer for larger groups and higher-risk folks to get together. Simply delaying a ceremony by a few extra days can make it much easier for those who need to make travel plans or arrange childcare.

Simple cremation may be the most affordable option.

The total cost of final arrangements varies, depending on what the family decides to do with cremated remains and whether or not there is a funeral or other type of ceremony. Direct cremation can be much cheaper than traditional embalming and burial, especially for those who choose not to have a funeral and not to bury or inter the ashes. However, simple cremation does allow extra time to make these decisions, compare prices and research more affordable funeral services and burial or interment options that fit your family’s budget. According to CDC guidelines, the lowest risk options are a virtual funeral or a small socially distanced gathering outdoors—these are not only safer, but can also be much more affordable options than an traditional funeral and burial.

At Cremation Society of Colorado, our price is all-inclusive. We never surprise families with additional costs. If you want to learn more about simple cremation in the Denver area, the staff at Cremation Society of Colorado are always available to talk to you. Call us at 303-797-6888.