Using Cremation Remains

Posted on November 9, 2020 by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home under cremation
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After cremation services in Glade Hill, VA, many people want meaningful ways to use the cremation remains of their loved ones rather than just having them placed in an urn that will be displayed in a prominent place in their home. Your funeral home can guide you in the various ways you can use your loved one’s cremation remains.

One option for using cremation remains is to have them made into memorial jewelry. There are many different styles of wearable jewelry that you can choose from, including bracelets, necklaces, and rings. The memorial jewelry is made with a small amount of your loved one’s cremation remains set inside it so that you can have them near you when you wear the jewelry.

Some people have their loved one’s cremation remains infused into fireworks. There are specialty fireworks companies that will take your loved one’s cremation remains to create dazzing fireworks display to light up the sky.

An environmentally-helpful way to remember your loved one is having their cremation remains incorporated into artificial reefs that are placed on the ocean floor. These artificial reefs will create a good environment to help marine life flourish.

You may want to get a tattoo to memorialize your loved one after they die. There are some tattoo studios that will create custom inks for you tattoo that include some of your loved one’s cremation remains.

An increasingly popular choice for using cremation remains is biodegradable urns. Like ocean reefs, biodegradable urns are friendly to the Earth’s ecology. They contain nutrient-rich soil that is mixed with your loved one’s cremation remains.

You simply plant a tree or plant seed in the urn, and bury it in the ground, just as you would with normal planting. When the seed germinates and grow, you’ve done something good for the environment. However, you have also created a permanent memorial for your loved one where you and other family members can come to remember them.

Another interesting choice for using your loved one’s cremation remains is to turn them into a diamond. This is a pricey option, but it is a very unique way to remember your loved one.

A really neat option for using your loved one’s cremation remains is to have them pressed into a vinyl record that either has music they loved, music that was special to you and them, or even recordings of their voices. You can have the album cover tailored with artwork and pictures that capture the essence of your loved one.

One of the newest ways to use your loved one’s cremation remains is to incorporate them into a painting. Professional artists will take your loved one’s cremation remains and mix them with the paints they will use for the painting. You can make the painting anything you want, from a favorite picture of your loved one to something they loved during their life.

You may not be aware that you can also bury your loved one’s cremation remains. Many cemeteries will let urns be buried in cemetery plots. Some cemeteries have a special section in them for urn gardens, where urns are buried.

Some people might want to be cremated, but they want to be buried in the same cemetery where their loved ones are buried. This is sometimes what happens when spouses die years apart.

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The spouse who died first was buried in a cemetery, and the spouse who died later was cremated. However, they wanted to be together in death as they were in life, so the spouse who was cremated is buried next to the other spouse.

For information about cremation services in Glade Hill, VA, our caring and knowledgeable staff at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home can assist you.

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