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Memorializing With Cremated Remains

  • On February 14, 2022

Once you have decided on cremation services in McMurray, PA for a loved one who has passed on, you remove the timeline from the process of making other decisions. It can be hard to decide what you want to do for a final resting place and how you want to memorialize your loved one when you are grieving. Giving it some time can help you to come up with just what you want to do. Here are a few ideas for memorializing your loved one’s cremated remains in just the right way.

Keep An Urn In Your Home

One thing more and more people are starting to do is to add an urn to their loved one’s cremation package so they can then take that container home to honor their loved one with a memorial right there in their house. They can place the urn on the fireplace mantel, in a china hutch, or elsewhere. It’s nice to put a picture nearby as well and make it a full memorial. Having the urn nearby can make your loved one a part of the family, albeit in a different way, far into the future.

Wear Cremation Jewelry

Urns are very nice ways to memorialize your loved one, but you could also get a much smaller urn, like a cremation jewelry item, and wear it so you can keep your loved one close to your heart at all times, even when you leave the house. You can wear an urn, basically, which looks like a heart, a cross, or a pendant, and have your loved one with you anywhere you go. It’s nice for you and it can be a great way to honor them as well.

Spread The Ashes

Scattering ashes is a very nice way (and something that is very popular for people to do) to honor a loved one. Choose a location that is special to your loved one and the rest of your family and it can be a nice place for you to visit later and remember them whenever you want to think about them.

Create Something New With The Ashes

There are many unique things that can be created with cremated remains and having something new from those ashes can be a great way to memorialize your loved one. You might have an artist mix some of their ashes into paint and create a landscape of the beach, which they loved. You may have them put ashes into clay and then create a bowl that you can display in your home and so on. Making something new that you can keep from the ashes can help you to memorialize your loved one while you honor them at the same time. Your family will also have an heirloom that can be passed down through the generations.

When you are planning cremation services in McMurray, PA, other decisions, like how to memorialize your loved one, can wait. The professionals at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care can help with ideas and options when you are ready.