With cremation you have many options and no time pressure regarding what is to be done with the cremated remains.
The cremated remains, also referred to as ashes by some, can be can be buried at a cemetery or placed in an above ground niche at a mausoleum, church, university or other special location.
Ashes may also be kept at home. They may also be divided and placed into miniature keepsake urns providing a portion of the cremated remains to family members and close friends.
Keepsake jewelry is a vessel that holds a small portion of ashes or locket of hair. Some people choose to wear this keepsake on a necklace finding comfort in having part of the person always with them.
Scattering or placement in a garden is another option. In fact there are special options you could consider for a garden tribute at home. Examples we can show you include a sundial, a tree stump and a hollow artificial bolder, all of which are fitting products that can be incorporated into the landscaping of a garden.
When scattering is the preferred option, whether on water or land, on private property or another place that was significant to you or the deceased, it would always be advisable to check for local regulations especially if scattering in a public place. We can help you with this.
When scattering, be mindful of weather conditions, specifically wind.
If scattering on water, you might consider using one of our special scattering urns. This vessel holds the cremated remains and after being placed in water, floats on the surface then slowly dissolves gently releasing the cremated remains into the water.
You have many options for what you can do with cremated remains and you are under no time pressure to make a decision.
CATHOLICS NOTE: The Catholic Church does not accept scattering as an option for the cremated remains.