Believe it or not, your local funeral homes are upgrading due to the invention of technology. Technology has benefited all fields of industries and funeral homes are no exception. They are changing the way they perform funeral services.
There are many ways now you can make charitable donation instead of sending flowers, you can even watch the funeral of a lost one through streaming video, if you can’t make it to the service. The many local funeral homes, in all areas, are using technology to help the bereaved.
Before the turn of the century, funeral costs were almost nil, but as funeral homes grew, they offered more chances to see the deceased. Most people had the funeral at home in their living rooms. Guests would come by to pay their last respects. Cremation services were done outside on a pyre and the ashes were saved by the relatives of the lost one.
Most people had to travel by bus, train, or car to attend the funeral service. There were few funeral homes and if the family wanted or could afford it, there would be local obituaries for the lost one. A funeral homes directory was not even heard of until the 1950 when local funeral homes started gaining in strength. They offered a place where the bereaved could see the deceased one for one last time. The lights were on 24 hours a day for those who wanted to stay overnight.
As travel became more mobile, people from all over could go and pay their last respects to a lost one. Today, you can sit in your living room and watch a funeral of a lost one on your computer. Funeral homes have streaming video of the service, plus, they have interactive chat after the funeral.
Even though most religious communities consider cremation heathen, there are thousands of bodies that are cremated. The Cremation Association of America estimates 60% of the population will be cremated by 2025 and the services will be conducted in front of a video feed, streamed right to your television set or your computer monitor.
The funeral costs are much less expensive for cremation, but there are those who still elect to be buried in the ground. Instead of sending flowers most people would rather you send a donation in their names to a charitable organization. The funeral homes are connected to florists for those who still want to send flowers. There are some people who do both.
Even though it’s sad to lose a friend or relative, the local funeral homes always treat the deceased one with respect, even while they are setting up the video feed for the funeral service. If you can’t make it to the funeral of a friend or relative, you can log on to the local funeral home and see a live video feed of the lost one. Technology has improved all walks of life and the dead are no exception to the invent of technology.