Things a Family Can Do With a Loved One’s Cremains

Posted on November 28, 2022 by Sensible Cremation & Funerals under Cremation Services
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There are many families who spend so much time planning out their loved one’s cremation services in Green Valley, AZ that they don’t spend any time thinking about what they’re going to do with their loved one’s cremated remains. But once your loved one’s cremation is complete, you and your family will receive a loved one’s cremains back, and you’ll need to know what you’re going to do with them next. There are so many options that will be available to you. Check out a few of the things that you can do with a loved one’s cremains below.

Keep them.

If your family wants to hang onto your loved one’s cremains following their Green Valley, AZ cremation, you’re more than welcome to do it. You can have the cremains placed into an urn so that you can bring them home and possibly put them out on display. There are many families that like doing this because it makes it feel like their loved ones are still around to some degree. You might want to go in this direction if you aren’t comfortable with the idea of giving up a loved one’s cremains for good just yet.

Bury them.

If your family would like to get the chance to create a permanent memorial for a loved one, you’ll also have the option to bury their cremains in a cemetery. You can purchase a small burial plot and an urn vault and have your loved one’s cremains buried right in the ground. You can then design a headstone, a flat marker, or another kind of permanent memorial and place it on top of their burial plot. It’ll be a great way to celebrate your loved one’s life. It’ll also be a great way to keep your loved one’s cremains safe and sound for the foreseeable future.

Store them.

If you kind of like the idea of putting a loved one’s cremains into a cemetery but you aren’t in love with the idea of burying them, you can also choose to store them in a columbarium. A columbarium is a structure in a cemetery that contains a bunch of different cremation niches in it. These cremation niches can be used to store a loved one’s cremains. You might even be able to place a small permanent memorial on the outside of a loved one’s cremation niche so that you can celebrate their life and help to teach future generations of your family about them.

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Scatter them.

If your family is OK with parting ways with a loved one’s cremains, one of the final options that you’ll have is scattering the cremains. You can bring the cremains to any number of places and scatter them there. Ideally, you should search for a place that was special to your loved one and use it to scatter their cremains if you’re going to go in this direction. You can choose to scatter a loved one’s cremains at sea, on a mountaintop, or even in many of the country’s national parks. It’ll be up to you to decide which location you would like to go with for a loved one’s ash scattering ceremony.

Before families get too far ahead of themselves and start trying to decide what to do with a loved one’s cremains, they’ll need to have Green Valley, AZ cremations carried out. Our funeral home can help your family to plan cremation services for a loved one. Give us a call to take advantage of the cremation services that we have to offer.