After you have cremation services in Baltimore, MD for a loved one, you can then have a memorial or some other type of service, like a celebration of life. Once you have that honoring service behind you, it’s time to decide what you want to do with your loved one’s remains. There are plenty of common things, like scattering ashes, burying the urn, or keeping ashes at home in an urn. But there are also unique things you will want to consider if you want something that feels even more special for your loved one. Here are a few options to consider:
Since cremation is more popular today, cremation jewelry has become widely available on the market as well. Your funeral home likely has options, but you can also get jewelry items in other locations. These pieces, which are often shaped like a pendant, heart, cross, or something else, hold pieces of the remains so they can be worn. The little compartment is like a tiny urn. One benefit of this is that your loved one can be shared among family members so everyone can have a little bit of them with them.
You can actually place some of your loved one’s remains into the paint and then, have a painting was done that includes them. This painting can be a portrait of them, a picture of the sunset, a painting of their favorite place, or whatever else you want. The painting will likely be something that gets passed down through the generations as something truly special.
A Stuffed Animal
There may be times when you feel like you miss your loved one’s hugs more than others. While they can’t wrap their arms around you, you could have a stuffed animal nearby that you like to hug. It’s possible to get a special stuffed animal that has an internal pouch or urn that contains some of your loved one’s remains. It’s a nice way to, in a sense, give your loved ones a hug and keep them close by. This can be really helpful if a child loses someone special in their life.
A Traveling Scatter
While many families choose to scatter their loved one’s ashes, you might remember how much your loved one adored traveling. Instead of placing them in one location, you might want to travel to some of their favorite places around the country and scatter bits of them here and there to signify their love of all of those places. Traveling to some of their favorite areas can be cathartic for you as well.
When you start looking into cremation services in Baltimore, MD, it’s important to begin thinking about a final resting place for your loved one. There are no timelines on that decision so you can take your time in coming to a conclusion. If you need help with options, the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are here to go through details for you until you reach the right choice.