Figuring out how to memorialize a loved one after cremation is no easy task. You want to find the perfect way to pay tribute to a person who was such an important part of your journey.
If you can’t decide how to best honor your loved one, here are some options to consider…
Have a Ground Burial of Their Urn
Cremation urns can be both attractive and suitable for burial. If you want a formal ceremony to say goodbye to your loved one, throw a small gathering for close friends and family.
Choose a Scattering Garden
Many cemeteries have scattering gardens—a place where you can scatter some of the ashes of your loved one. Often, cemeteries have a wall to feature the names of those who have had their ashes scattered there. That can give you a permanent place to visit over the years to pay your respects.
Beautify a Park
Parks are wonderful places for tributes to your loved one. You can put in a park bench with their name on it or plant a tree featuring their name on a nearby plaque. You may get additional comfort from seeing that bench provide a seat for weary walkers or watching children seek that tree’s shade on a hot summer day.
Plus, a park is a beautiful place for friends and family to come visit and remember a beautiful person.
Make Jewelry Out of the Ashes
If you want a piece of your loved one to be with you always, you can do that with cremation jewelry. You can put some of the ashes in a locket to keep near your heart. Or, you can have some of the ashes mixed into the raw materials used for making the jewelry. You can even have a diamond made out of your loved one’s ashes. Jewelry is a great way to keep them with you at all times.
Add Ashes to a Stained Glass Window
Ashes can be placed into stained glass windows you can view all year long at your house. It’s a beautiful tribute you can see without leaving your house.
We’re Here if You Need Us
If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact Heritage Cremation Society. Browse our blog to find some comfort or answers to any questions you might have. We’re here to help you get through this difficult time.