After having received the ashes of your late loved one, you may feel overwhelmed with possibilities when it comes to deciding how you want to scatter their cremains. Sometimes before they pass, your loved one will specify where and how they want their cremains scattered. But most of the time, you’ll be faced with trying to figure out the most ideal location or method that will respectably honor your loved one’s memory.
It’s okay to be unsure about where you want to scatter your loved one’s cremains at first. In fact, many people keep their loved one’s cremains nearby or stored in their home for months or even years before they make a final decision.
In the meantime, here are five creative ways to scatter cremains that you may want to consider for honorably memorializing your loved one.
A company based in the UK called Heavens Above Fireworks allows you to have your loved one’s cremains placed inside actual fireworks. You can then either arrange to have a professional firework show for friends and family, or request small fireworks that you can set off at home. The company also has a memorial space flight package that allows for your loved one’s ashes to visit space or be placed within the Earth’s orbit.
If your loved one enjoyed spending time in or near the ocean, you can have their ashes made into a reef that resembles a coral reef and have it placed into the ocean. A company called Eternal Reefs will incorporate your loved one’s ashes into a concrete reef, and transport it to the ocean where you want the reef to reside.
If you want to keep your loved one’s ashes nearby, but want a keepsake more original than an urn, you can have your loved one’s cremains placed into a specially crafted hourglass. Type keywords such as “hourglass urns” into your search engine to locate companies that specialize in creating these types of attractive keepsakes.
One of the most popular cremation keepsakes is jewelry, and now, your loved one’s cremains can actually be made into a diamond. A number of companies such as LifeGem will use modern technology to turn your loved one’s ashes into a diamond within the course of a few months. You will then have the option to place the diamond into a ring, necklace, earrings, or bracelet.
If you like to collect stuffed animals, you may want to consider purchasing a teddy bear urn. A number of companies manufacture and sell teddy bear urns in which you place some of your loved one’s cremains. If you choose a teddy bear urn, make sure that you keep it stored in a safe place away from where it can be easily accessed by pets and small children.
At Heartland Cremation, we offer services and solutions that ensure peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Please contact us today to learn more about the funeral and cremation services we provide throughout the Kansas City region.