What to do with Ashes after Cremation

As more people choose to be cremated, there are many creative ways that are being introduced to honor their memory. There are various things that you can do with ashes after cremation.

Scatter them
This is one of the most popular options. Loved ones can scatter the ashes in a place that holds significance to the deceased. This may include a national park they loved, the sea that they loved to visit or even their home.

It is important to ensure that you have a permit to scatter the ashes if you require one.

Inter the ashes
This gives those left behind a place that they can come to visit and honor the deceased’s memory. It involves storing the ashes in a special place such as a columbarium or cemetery.

Store them
Some people would like to maintain their connection with their deceased loved one. They therefore choose to store the ashes in an urn within their homes. You can use a beautiful urn that you can display.

Plant or bury them
This is also a common option. You can place the ashes in a box and bury them in the ground. Many people opt to plant a tree with the ashes. The tree uses the ashes as nutrients to grow. Many believe that this is a great way to continue the cycle of life.

Turn them into jewelry
Another great way to ensure that the memory of the deceased is kept alive is by turning the ashes into jewelry. Memorial jewelry has become popular as more people opt for cremation. This way, their loved ones can hold on to the memory of their loved one and ensure that they are never forgotten.

Samantha Milano 9/11/18