After the cremation of a deceased relative, what will you do with the ashes? Of course, if they left behind instructions before passing away, you’ll want to honor their request to the letter. But if you and your loved ones are responsible for planning the cremation service in Burnsville, MN, then you will have to determine whether to keep, scatter, or do something else with the ashes. While the default option for many is to keep the ashes in an urn, you might want to do something more unique. Here are 4 unique things you can do with cremation ashes.
1. Keepsake Jewelry
One unique option is to get memorial jewelry made in honor of your loved one. The thing with cremation jewelry is that there are so many different options you can choose. It can take the form of a broach, bracelet, pendant, and many other types of jewelry. What makes cremation jewelry different from traditional jewelry is that the former contains a small compartment in which some of the cremation ashes can be placed. So cremation jewelry is like a keepsake. It’ll be the sort of thing that you’ll be able to pass down from one generation to another generation.
It’s not uncommon for people to commemorate the memory of a deceased loved one by getting a tattoo. But you can go the extra mile by finding a tattoo shop that will actually mix some of your deceased loved one’s ashes with the tattoo ink – before giving you the tattoo you want. Whether you want a tattoo of the person’s picture, name, or something else, you can make the tattoo all the more meaningful by using some of the cremation ashes.
Would a picture of the deceased be something of interest to you? If so, it’s possible to combine paint with some of the cremation ashes. A skilled artist can then paint a portrait that you can hang over your fireplace mantle, in your bedroom, or in your dining room. The painting will help you to commemorate a deceased relative, and it will become a keepsake that packs sentimental value. You can either paint it yourself, find an artistic family member or friend to do it, or hire someone who is able to do the project justice.
4. Stuffed Animal
Are there young children in your family who may struggle to understand that their deceased loved one is never coming back? One way you can soften the blow is by giving them a stuffed animal made with a compartment that holds some of the cremation ashes. You can ask a funeral home about this option. It will allow little ones to feel as though their loved one is still near them – even if only symbolically.
These are just a few examples of some unique things you can do with the ashes following cremation services in Burnsville, MN. You can get the help you need by calling us at Scott County Cremation. Phone us at (952) 402-9000, visit us at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379, or check out our website at https://www.scottcountycremation.org/. We’re committed to providing satisfactory service before, during, and after the cremation. We also have a solid service guarantee in place so that you can ensure you’ll get what you expect from us.