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What To Do With Those Ashes In the Atttic (or Garage or....)

What Can I Do With With These Ashes?

As cremations continue to increase, more families are ending up with ashes in their home as a remembrance of their loved one's passed. The actual number of individuals living with cremains in their home is difficult to gauge, but like cremation itself, will continue to grow.

 

A conservative guess is that many millions of homes have cremated remains (Ashes) sitting on mantles or shelves where they honor the deceased and offer solace to the living, with the remainder languishing in attics, garages, and other places waiting for the homeowner to die or move out (See CANA chart above).

 

There are many ways to deal with cremains, some traditional and some innovative. Here's a curated list of options for dealing with Ashes at home:

 

Scattering the Ashes:

You can scatter the ashes in a meaningful location, such as a favorite park, beach, or mountain. It can be a serene way to honor your loved one’s memory. There are also scattering services you can hire to disperse the cremains at sea, by air over a forest, or in other meaningful places.

 

Cremation Urns - Keep the ashes in a beautiful urn at home. Urns come in various sizes, designs, and materials including:

Handmade Ceramic Urns - These unique pieces of art are crafted with care.

Handmade Wooden Urns - Timeless memorials from natural materials.

Biodegradable Urns - Choose an urn that is environmentally friendly and can be buried, allowing the ashes to return to the earth.

Companion Urns - to keep the ashes of two people together, consider a companion urn.

Infant Urns- For parents who have lost a child, there are special urns designed for infants.

 

Cremation Jewelry:

Ash Glass Pendants - Wear a piece of jewelry that holds a small amount of ashes.

Lockets: Place ashes inside a locket.

Custom Engraved Necklaces: Personalize a pendant with your loved one’s ashes by adding a fingerprint.

Crystal Pendants: Combine beauty with remembrance by infusing ashes into the glass.

 

Trenching Ashes:

Mix the cremated remains with sand or earth in a shallow trench. Ideal for beach burials or garden memorials.

 

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Pendants

Cremation Jewelry with a small amount of cremated remains (ashes), are available in 16 colors and can be further personalized by adding a fingerprint.

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Touchstones

Small Personalized keepsakes infused with cremains come with a display stand.

"Together Forever"

Two sets of cremains can be combined into one Memory Glass Memorial

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