We understand the pressure that comes with arranging a funeral, and how many decisions need to be made. It can be a struggle to handle the funeral arrangements, let alone decide what you would like to do with the ashes after the cremation. There is absolutely no pressure at all to make that decision immediately. However, there are several options you might like to consider.
Firstly, you can scatter the ashes. Many people bring their loved one’s ashes to a favourite location and scatter the ashes there, such as the beach, or a favourite park, or even a family member’s garden. A scatter urn helps distribute the ashes evenly and in a dignified manner.
Secondly, interring the ashes at the cemetery or a loved one’s house or church is another option. While there are costs involved at the cemetery, it can be a simple and nice way to memorialise the ashes. From there, you can plant a memorial tree or put a plaque there in memory of your loved one.
Thirdly, putting the ashes into an urn and storing them at your house, whether on display or privately, is also a very popular option. Nowadays, many of the urns are made in such a way they don’t look like an urn, which appeals to a lot of people. We have a wide variety of urns to choose from, and there is something to fit every personality.
Something to bear in mind is that the ashes can be separated, so for families who would like to split the ashes, it can most certainly be done.
No matter what you decide, it is your choice, and there is no wrong or right way of going about it.