Cremation services are not a replacement of traditional burial services. A traditional viewing can be arranged before the body is cremated. Some families prefer not to have a casket. The urn may be the centerpiece of an altar, surrounded by photos, flowers, and memorabilia. Some families choose not to have a casket or urn but rather opt for a gathering to honor a life well lived. Several religious traditions prefer or mandate this method. Some people don’t like the idea of their body slowly decomposing. For others, it’s an environmental preference. In some countries space for traditional burial is lacking. Sometimes family members want to keep the remains of their loved ones with them. It’s also a very economical choice. If viewing is desired, a casket can be rented. Burial for an urn is less expensive than a casket burial. If the family wants to keep the urn, there are no burial costs to cover.
The United States government allows for the scattering of ashes in all national forests. For an ocean scattering, you must be 3 miles out. Boat and plane services will take funeral groups to scatter ashes at a favorite place. Other less well-known choices include having a diamond made from a loved one’s ashes or sending a small amount of ashes on a memorial space flight. Ashes can be mixed in the paint for a custom-made painting, or added to an existing painting. Keep a loved one’s ashes close by wearing cremation jewelry, available in necklaces, bracelets, key chains, and rings. Personalized urns are designed in the image of the deceased. Some families do want to replace the traditional ceremony with a memorial where friends and families participate in scattering the ashes. Small amounts of the ashes may be distributed to several family members and close friends to keep or scatter as they prefer. Whatever your choice, cremation services help mourners say goodbye to the departed and help the grieving family get through the loneliness, loss, and grief.
Once the cremation is completed, the ashes will be handed over to you. A temporary container with the ashes will be given to you for you to scatter them at the desired place or keep them in an urn or a memory locket of your choice. Their funeral parlor will normally have a beautiful selection of urns and boxes to choose from. Sometimes the services offered by the funeral home will include informing the Social Services about the passing of your loved one. They may also provide the option of placing a notice in the local newspaper. The aid of an advocate during this time of grieving will be a great advantage to you as you may not be of sound mind to make these important decisions. Should you perhaps choose to hold the memorial service elsewhere, and keep things private, direct cremations are often the best way to go. The need to set up a funeral can be eliminated and much trauma avoided. Cremation services Fairmount Funeral Home in Denver Colorado can be kept quite simple and prove to be economical.