Cremation is an increasingly popular choice for those looking for more freedom in how they memorialize their loved one. Unlike with burial, you can choose to have a fixed memorial or one that can come home with you or be split among the departed’s family. If you’re considering cremation services in Tacoma, WA, read on to discover some of the unique options available after the cremation process.
Many of our clients go with some of the time-honored choices for honoring their loved one after cremation. For those who choose to bury the urn in a plot or inter it in a family crypt, we offer a wide range of personalized designs to ensure their final resting place brings comfort to those closest to them. For those who choose a classic urn to keep in the home, our catalog features hundreds of designs that can be inscribed or embossed with personalized messages or designs.
Split the Love
A common request among our clients when discussing cremation services is that they want many members of the family to be able to keep a part of the ashes with them. The most common choices for splitting the ashes include personalized vials or pendants that can contain a small sample of the ashes, keeping the deceased close at all times. Another popular choice involves taking a small amount of ashes and forming them into a diamond through intense pressure, a service offered through third-party companies.
Environmentally Friendly Options
Some clients don’t want to keep the ashes around or bury them in the traditional way, but want a long-term memorial. New biodegradable urns come with built-in tree seeds that convert the remains into a sapling that will grow into a full tree that lives for decades. This creates a permanent gathering place for those who loved the departed to remember them, while adding another tree to the environment.
Many of our clients choose our basic cremation option because they plan to scatter the ashes themselves and hold a private memorial. For this option, we recommend scattering urns that allow for a more controlled dispersion at a meaningful location. There are no laws governing the dispersion of ashes, so scattering them in any public location should be allowed and many people find it to be a cathartic way to end a memorial.
Cremation ashes are sterile and safe to use in almost any way, so many people choose to use them in ways that remind them of the deceased. Common options include using the ashes in artwork, like mixing them in with paint or using them to craft pottery or write music. For those who are memorializing someone who led an active lifestyle, shooting them out the exhaust of a motorcycle is a popular choice.
If you’re considering cremation services in Tacoma, WA, we can help you create a memorial service that speaks to the life of your loved one. Set up a consultation with Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary at our offices at 220 South 134th Street, Tacoma, WA, 98444; or contact us through our website or by phone at (253) 537-0253.