Unique Ideas for Your Loved One's Ashes
After a relative has passed away, you may have decided to have them cremated. But after the cremation process is complete, you may find yourself wondering what you can or should do with their ashes. There are many options for the remains after your loved one has been cremated.
Burial or Columbarium
One of the options for your loved one's remains after they have been cremated is to intern them into the ground or a columbarium. A columbarium is an above-ground structure that holds urns full of ashes in different chambers. A plaque is typically used to mark where your loved one's remains are placed. Both of these options give you a place at a cemetery to place flowers and come and remember your loved one's life.
Scattering the Ashes
Another option is to have the ashes scattered. This is one of the most popular options. If your loved one loved the ocean, the remains could be scattered at sea. If your loved one enjoyed the outdoors, you can go on a hike and scatter the ashes. If they owned a farm, you could scatter the ashes around the farm. Scattering allows you to place your loved one's ashes in a place they loved, helping a piece of them to remain their forever.
Letting go of your loved one can be hard, but with cremation jewelry, you can keep a piece of them with you forever. Cremation jewelry takes your loved one's ashes and turns them into beautiful stones. The process is very similar to the making of cubic zirconia diamonds. Once the stone is made, the stone can then be set into a beautiful necklace, ring or bracelet, ensuring that your loved one is always with you. Or, if desired, smaller stones can be created so multiple siblings or grandchildren can each have one.
The last option for your loved one's remains has them going out with a boom. Their ashes can be placed in custom-made fireworks. You can then light off the fireworks, allowing your loved one to light up the night. This is the perfect way to celebrate your loved one's life and memorialize a unique individual who would have loved for their arrangements to have been a fun-filled celebration, rather than a somber event.
If your loved one has passed away, Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory is here for you. We can help you with funeral arrangements, cremation or burial and help you through the grief and healing process. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with us to sit down and discuss your loved one's final arrangements.