Cremation has replaced traditional burials in popularity in America and people are getting creative with those ashes
Cremation became the top choice in 2015 and has been climbing in popularity ever since. "Cost is a driving factor," said Mike Nicodemus, licensed funeral director and vice president of cremation services for the NFDA. Today, practicing Catholics are allowed to choose cremation; however, the church still wants a ceremony and for the ashes to be buried, not scattered. Fewer people consider themselves religious today than in the past, lessening the need for a traditional funeral in a church. Or for no extra money at all, you can ask your loved ones to scatter your ashes on the beach.