A cremation service should honor the life of a loved one who has passed on. It can be elegant and formal, whimsical and full of celebration or anything in between. Most importantly, though, the service should be a special time crafted by family and loved ones. Following are some ideas for a meaningful cremation service.
There are many options for the location of a service, including at a church, funeral home, memorial center, in a loved one’s home, at a cremation garden, or in a favorite location of the one who has passed away. Green Cremation Texas – Austin Funeral Home offers excellent info on this.
Some people may choose to have a viewing of the body prior to cremation; if this is the case, consider renting a casket to save the cost and hassle of buying an expensive one. If you choose instead to forego a viewing, the service options are limited only by your imagination. Consider what will best honor and celebrate the life of your loved one. Perhaps you’ll want to have photos displayed at the service, along with mementos and favorite items. Try to include those things that will bring to mind warm memories of your loved one.
Cremation urns can reflect and memorialize the life of a loved one. The sky is the limit when it comes to finding an urn that best reflects the personalities and preferences of the deceased. From simple to whimsical to elegant to custom-made, urns can be a beautiful reflection of your loved one. Take your time, search around on the internet and ask your funeral director for suggestions.
Handling of Cremation Remains
From casting to trenching, water scattering or air scattering, there are many options for spreading ashes. You may have a burial of the cremation urn in a cemetery, columbarium or cremation garden; others may wish to keep the cremated remains in an urn at home or divided up in keepsake urns amongst family members; and some choose to spread the ashes in a meaningful location. Any of these options for handling the cremation remains can be folded into the service, or attended to after a memorial service. There are also extreme options for what to do with cremation remains.