How to Dispose of Loved One's Ashes?
When you have lost a loved one or family and have chosen cremation, you may be wondering what to do with the cremation ashes. Cremation is the choice of most people after death due to its flexibility. Many ways are available when we need to dispose of the cremation ashes. Should we keep the ashes or scatter them? In this blog, we will give you some feasible suggestions for your consideration.
1. Pick a suitable cremation urn
Cremation urn is a permanent container for cremated ashes. Most urns are made of metal, plastic, ceramic or wood. When your loved one is cremated at a funeral home, the funeral home will usually only provide a simple container. Most people will choose to purchase their own beautiful, high-quality urn to store the ashes of their deceased loved one. If you want to bury the urn in a cemetery, you will need to choose cremation urn made of marble for long term storage to avoid corrosion of the shell. Likewise, you can choose bio-degradable urns - such as paper urns - they are environmentally friendly and allow the remains of your loved one to be returned to nature in the most unpretentious way. In addition to the material issue, you also need to consider the size of the urn. To fully contain the urn of a 180-pound adult, a 180 cubic inch urn is usually required. (One pound of human weight is equivalent to one cubic inch cremated ashes). You can choose a single urn or a cremation companion urn. If you have a large family, a keepsake urn would be a better choice. This type of urn is smaller and allows the ashes to be packed in numerous parts to be distributed to relatives.
2. Turn the cremation ashes into jewelry
Turn the cremation ashes into jewelry can be another way if you want to take your loved one's ashes with you. Personalized urn necklace is designed as a container to hold a small amount of cremated ashes, hair,etc. You can customize the photo and memorial words on your customized urn necklace. Combine the fashion design with your love to memory your lost loved one. It is indeed a new way to memorize your loved one, making it a convenient way for you to bring your loved one to wherever you go. FanerySue is a cremation jewelry supplier with unique design styles and a team of high-end jewelry designers. For years, it sticks to the slogan “ love and memory”. “ All we want is to help those who lost their lovers or pets, that is what we have done in the past and will continue to do in the future,” said the founder Sue.
3. Spread cremated ashes into nature
Scattering the ashes of a loved one in nature is an option for some people. One of the most meaningful things you can do is choose a special memorial tree. A memorial tree sends a message of condolence to our loved ones. You can also spread the cremation ashes into the sea, take a biodegradable bio-urn and sink it into the sea. When you spread the cremation ashes, you can take a video or picture to record the moment. Of course, before scattering ashes, you'll need to seek permission from the authorities. In the United States, federal law requires people to scatter ashes at least 500yards from the shoreline.
4. Place the ashes in a special place
If you want to visit your loved one regularly, you will need to place the urn in a special place, such as a private garden, niche, crypt, etc. These places usually have space for the ashes, but you will need to contact the appropriate authorities in advance. As a memorial, you can erect a monument. If you have a private yard or garden, you do not need to worry about these issues, as it is your freedom to place the urn in your private yard.
5. Spread the cremated ashes with firework
Cremated ashes can be added into the firework. Find the firework producers and tell him your thoughts. It can be a great way to turn the cremation ashes into firework. When you see the stunningly beautiful fireworks blooming in the sky, you feel that the loved one is right beside you. Use your camera to record the moment when the fireworks bloom and you can look back on it forever.
6. Turn cremated ashes into coral reef
Turn the cremation ashes into coral reef sounds like an unbelievable thing. In fact, there are already professional organizations working on this and it is completely achievable. Professional organizations mix cremation ashes with concrete and create a coral reef to be placed on the ocean floor. Case studies have shown that artificial reefs made in this way can also attract fish and algae. This not only helps us dispose of the ashes of our loved ones but also contributes to the ecological environment
You can also dispose of deceased person's ashes by referring to his thoughts during his life. If he was a fishing enthusiast, the ashes can be scattered into a lake. If he was an extreme sports enthusiast, his ashes can be scattered from high in the air by way of parachuting. If the deceased loved one had no clear idea about the disposal of the ashes during his lifetime, we can decide for ourselves. The methods we mentioned in this article are introduced for your reference. Losing a loved one can be a sad thing, we need to pick ourselves up and face life with a smile.
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