If you decide on cremation services in Baltimore, MD for a loved one who has passed away, that’s an honorable decision to make. You then have to decide what kind of memorial service you want to do if any, and what you want for their final resting place. Many families also choose an urn for their loved one’s remains, though it’s not required. If you don’t want an ordinary urn, there are other options to consider. Here are a few that might work for you.
The Simple Container
When you get any cremation package, it will come with a simple container for your loved one’s remains automatically. This container is little more than a cardboard box, but if you are going to scatter your loved one’s ashes, you might not want any more than that as it is. Or, if you are on a budget, the container can work just fine and can help you keep the costs down.
If you could tell your loved one was coming because you could smell their favorite coffee brand, it helped to define them. They may have always had a can of that coffee on their shelf and every time you see one now, you think of them. Coffee cans can come in good sizes and make fine urns for the right individual. You could bury your loved ones, display them at the memorial service, or even keep them in your home in that coffee can.
You remember going to your loved one’s house and always being able to find baked goods in their cookie jar. It was just never empty! If you want to honor their hobby and the fact that they were so good at it, perhaps placing their remains in a cookie jar and having it on display in your own kitchen is a nice idea. There are a variety of cookie jars you could buy or you can use the one you remember them always keeping full in their own home.
It’s nice to have something to hug when your loved one is gone and you are thinking of them. Consider a stuffed animal with an urn holding your loved one’s remains sewn into it. You can keep it on your bed or in another location and hug and hold it when you want to think of them.
Cremation jewelry is becoming more popular today because you can keep a piece of your loved one, and so can other family members. The jewelry is a nice way to keep them a part of your life in a different way that can be very special. The item might even be something you hand down through the generations as an heirloom.
It can take a while to decide what you want to do for your loved one’s container after cremation services in Baltimore, MD, and that’s okay. The professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are here to help along the way.