When you have cremation services for a loved one, you are left with their cremated remains. What do you do with those? There are a variety of options and the professionals at funeral homes in Matthews, NC can take you through them all until you find something that feels right. Here are a few choices to consider:
Take The Ashes Home With You
One of the options that you have available to you is to take your loved one’s ashes home with you. Some families like to have their loved one as close as possible so they buy a nice urn and place their loved one in a location of honor in the home. You can also do things like mini-urns if several family members want to share the ashes or even cremation jewelry to keep your loved one even closer.
Bury Them In A Cemetery
While cremation doesn’t demand burial, you can still bury your loved one in a cemetery if you so choose. There are smaller, cremation plots available that cost less and allow your family a permanent place to visit that person. It can be a nice, traditional way to give your loved one a final resting place after cremation occurs.
Scatter The Remains
One of the most popular things to do is to find a special location and scatter your loved one’s remains there. You can scatter them around a family home, in a garden, in a park, over a body of water, and in a number of other locations. If you have ideas as to where you might like to scatter, talk to the funeral home professionals and they can give you insight as to rules and regulations you might need to follow in those locations.
Decide Later What To Do
A benefit of cremation is that once the cremation is complete, the timeline for a memorial service and a final resting place are gone. There is no longer a rush to get things decided and planned out. You can take your loved one home, for now, and then take your time deciding what you feel is best for their final resting place and even what you want to do for a memorial. You can come up with just the right options when you have time on your side.
Whatever you want to do with your loved one’s remains, you’ll get support and compassion from funeral homes in Matthews, NC as well as whatever help and advice you need. We have plenty of ideas for you if you want something more unique than the normal options. We can also help you with recommendations and go through all of the popular choices as well. Contact the professionals at Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services when you need cremation for your loved one, and then later when you are trying to decide what you want to do with their ashes. We’re here for you even later on when you have extra questions about what direction to take.