Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.
For many years there were not a lot of options when it came to cremation. People were cremated, their ashes placed into urns, and then the urns stored, or the ashes spread. Fortunately, over the years more options have come along to allow people to have their ashes used in many different ways. The following guide walks you through a few options to consider to ensure that your ashes will be used in a unique way.
You Can Hire an Artist to Create a Painting with Your Ashes
There are now many artists that are using the ashes from a cremation in their artwork. The ashes are mixed with paints and then used to create beautiful works of art that can hang on the walls of the homes of their loved ones for years to come. If you want to be sure that the artwork will constantly remind your loved ones of you after you are gone, take the time to pick out what artwork you want to have made with your ashes.
You Can Have Your Ashes Help to Promote Growth
If you are someone who wants to make a positive impact on the world during life and after death, consider having your ashes placed in a biodegradable urn and used to help a plant grow. The ashes can serve as great fertilization to help a plant grow and will allow your loved ones to come and sit by the tree, flower bush, or shrub whenever they want to feel close to you.
Have Jewelry Containing Your Ashes Created
There are now many jewelry companies that have jewelry available that can hold ashes in them. This allows many different loved ones to have a piece of you with them everywhere they go. It is best to pick pieces of jewelry that are not overly flashy so that there is a better chance of family members wearing the pieces on a regular basis.
It is important to talk to your family members before choosing which option is best for you. There are some people who may not be able to grasp the vision that you have and may request for you to keep some of your ashes in an urn for them to be able to cherish on their own. This can be a great option because it allows you to rest the way that you want to rest, while still giving your family peace of mind at the same time.
For more information, contact a business such as American Cremation Society.Share
26 January 2018