Losing is a loved one is never an easy time, and deciding how to honor them once they pass can be a difficult decision. If your loved one desired to be memorialized in a unique and honorable way, there are several ways that you can personalize your memorial and fondly remember them forever.
When a loved one is cremated, there are a number of great options to keep their spirit with you and honor them appropriately. Things like ash pendants, cremation keepsakes, and scattering urns all serve to keep your loved one close to your heart with beautiful designs. Many of these keepsakes are handmade and something you can cherish for the rest of your life. Here are just three examples of unique ways to honor and remember your loved one after they pass:
- Ash pendants. Cremation pendants, necklaces, and bracelets are popular because your loved one can forever be close to your heart after passing. Beautiful ash pendants are part of the reason for the 20% jump in national cremation rates over the past decade, according to the most recent statistics from the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). It’s the ideal way to make sure your lost loved one is the first thing you think about when you wake up and fall asleep every single day.
- Cremation keepsakes. Cremation ash containers also come in several unique designs, and keeping an urn on a mantle in your home is a great way to make sure your loved one stays with you forever. They come in many different materials, such as pewter, marble, wood, and many more. You should also consider cremation keepsakes to aid the environment. Americans bury at least 1 million tons of steel caskets each year, which do not degrade and can do long-term damage to the environment.
Scattering urns. If your loved has a special place that was near and dear to their heart, you may consider scattering their ashes there. Scattering urns are lightweight, boast the same appealing designs of cremation urns, and allow you to leave your loved one in the place they appreciated the most. You can keep your scattering urn after the ceremony as a permanent keepsake of your loved one’s memory.
While losing your loved one is probably very difficult, they would appreciate knowing that you spent so much effort to remember them in the best way possible. Consider these three great ways to honor your lost loved one and find cremation keepsakes that will last a lifetime.