One of the reasons why many people prefer a cremation over a funeral for their deceased family members is that there are different options following Charleston, WV cremation services. After a funeral service, the body can be buried…and that’s about it. But after a cremation service, there are lots of things you can do. Indeed, burial of the ashes is just one of a whole slew of options available. It’ll be up to you and your other family members to decide.
Here’s a look at some of the many options available if the plan is to cremate a deceased relative.
One interesting option for cremated remains is to get cremation jewelry. Cremation jewelry can take the form of watches, brooches, pendants, earrings, and just about any other piece of jewelry. What makes cremation jewelry different from other types of jewelry is that cremation jewelry, otherwise known as memorial jewelry, contains a small compartment into which cremated remains are placed. This is an interesting way to commemorate the deceased – and it can be the perfect keepsake if you like jewelry and want to memorialize a loved one.
Keep Urn on Display
A simple option would involve keeping the ashes in an urn and displaying the urn someplace in your home. You can place it in the family room, in your home office, on the fireplace mantel, or any other place you want. Since the urn will be on display, you might want to invest a bit more to get a really nice one. Also, be sure to ask the crematorium you buy the urn from for tips on how to maintain it. Doing occasional maintenance will keep the urn looking great for years to come.
Scatter the Cremated Remains
Another popular option for cremated remains is scattering. In fact, some people hold memorial or celebration of life events after the cremation and then conclude these events by scattering the cremated remains. You can scatter the ashes in many different places. If you’re going to do it on private property, however, you need to get permission from the property owner. You should put some thought into where you scatter the ashes. For instance, you might want to scatter the cremated remains on a private property in the country if the person loved rural living or enjoyed spending time at the family cottage.
Are you in need of more ideas about what to do with cremated remains after the Charleston, WV cremation services? Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home & Crematorium is here to help you in any way we can. Call us at (304) 342-8135 to speak with our funeral director. You’ll get all the help you need and will get all your questions answered. You may also stop by our office at 1118 Virginia St E Charleston, WV 25301. We specialize in helping people to plan final services for their deceased loved ones. As well, we also have experience helping people to preplan their own eventual cremation or funeral. Let us help you with your needs.