For many people, the scattering of ashes is a solemn event that provides closure just as a traditional burial does. Many people do not realize that there are several different cremation ash-scattering methods available that allow them to easily personalize this experience in order to commemorate their loved one in a unique and special way.
Casting is one of the most common methods used to scatter ashes and involves simply tossing them in a designated location. This can be done by an individual or in a group setting. When performed as a group, individuals can either take turns casting ashes from an urn or may do so simultaneously.
Trenching is another popular method of scattering ashes, and involves digging a narrow channel in the soil. This can be done around a loved one’s favorite tree or even a memorial marker. Many people also elect to do this at the beach by making a shallow trench in the sand. After scattering the ashes into this trench, it is then covered with dirt to symbolize the deceased returning to the ground from which he or she came.
Many cemeteries now offer scattering gardens that are ideal locations for raking ashes. This involves simply placing the ashes on the ground and then using a rake to mix them with the soil. Many people like this method because they are able to return to the spot where their loved one’s ashes were raked time and time again as a memorial.
An ash burial can be an excellent choice for those who like the idea of a traditional burial but feel cremation is a more viable option. In these instances, ashes are simply buried in the ground in a biodegradable urn. Urns can sometimes be placed in locations where intact bodies have been buried, which means the deceased can be placed near family members who have gone on before them.
Ashes can also be scattered by plane or from a ship. Special charters are available to take care of ash scattering, and these services are actually quite affordable. Immediate family members are sometimes allowed on boat charters, while aerial ash scatterings can usually be viewed from the ground.
When it comes to scattering the ashes of your loved one, we know that the decision is a private and personal one. Here at Heartland Cremation, we will be glad to discuss all the methods that are available in order to help you make the right decision. Contact us to find out more.
When it comes to planning the cremation service for your loved one, Heartland Cremation is the business you can trust for all your funeral and cremation needs. Family-owned and operated, we are dedicated to providing your loved one with the utmost respect and dignity they deserve. To learn more about our worry-free cremation services, contact us or visit one of our locations through the greater Kansas City region.