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Honouring the Journey: Meaningful Options for a Loved One’s Ashes
Mar 6, 2024

Honouring the Journey: Meaningful Options for a Loved One’s Ashes

After cremation, many families wonder what to do with their loved one’s ashes. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to honour your loved one, and the choice is a deeply personal one. Here are a few possibilities:

Burial or Interment: Many cemeteries have specific areas designated for the burial of ashes. Alternatively, you could consider a columbarium, which is a building or structure with niches for the respectful storage of urns.

Scattering the Ashes: Some people choose to scatter ashes in a place that held special meaning for their loved one, such as a garden, forest, or body of water. Ensure to check local laws or obtain necessary permissions if required.

Keeping the Ashes at Home: You might prefer to keep the ashes at home in a beautiful urn or a specially designated place. It can provide a sense of comfort and closeness.

Creating Memorial Objects: Today, numerous companies transform a small amount of ashes into unique memorial objects, such as jewellery, art, or even vinyl records. These can serve as a comforting reminder of your loved one.

Planting a Memorial Tree: Some companies provide biodegradable urns designed to mix with seeds and soil, turning your loved one’s remains into a living tribute.

The decision on what to do with your loved one’s ashes is a personal journey. It’s essential to take your time and choose something that feels right for your family. At MH Funerals, we respect every family’s choices and are here to support you in creating a lasting tribute that honours your loved one’s unique life.