A grieving family that lost a loved one should establish a permanent place of remembering for their loved one despite the pain they have to endure during the process. They have to choose the suitable type of memorialization in order to provide a special place of remembrance for their departed family member. This requires careful planning and considerations.
In reality, cremation is not the final process but it is just the preparation for memorialization like in the traditional funerals. After cremation, the surviving family can choose several ways for the final disposition of the cremated remains.
In order to make a beautiful and meaningful memorial, the family has to plan in advance. This would help them easily decide which one is best. Some families on the other hand had already purchased a memorial prior to the event. However, it is still important to get familiar with the various memorial selections available today.
Due to the rising popularity of cremation services, chapels and cemeteries are establishing columbarium niche. These are special compartments that contain the urns. Some columbariums are as huge as an entire building, while others are like alcoves or halls. These niches have fronts made of glass, marble, bronze, granite, or mosaics.
Some cemeteries also have Urn Gardens specially made for cremated remains. The remains can either be interned on ground or above-ground. In this setting, families may choose an individual urn burial plot with a marker or an unmarked plot but with adjacent walls or work of art used as markers. Your local memorial park or cemetery may have this type of memorialization.
Some cemeteries also have a special area for cremated remains called Scattering Gardens. Families may opt to scatter the remains of their loved one in these special areas. Usually, a memorial plaque is placed as a marker.
As the demand for cremation rises, other forms of scattering the ashes are becoming more popular. One of the alternative forms is scattering the ashes by air. This type of memorialization is usually done by families ready to take the final step in the grieving process. Releasing the ashes into the sky can be done by an airplane so it would really require a lot of preparations and money.
Some however still prefers to keep the ashes in special urns in their homes. Urns come in so many designs, sizes and materials. Families can personalize it by choosing an urn that reflects the unique character of their loved one who had assed away.
In order to have a special permanent memorial, the surviving family should do the right steps and make the right decisions along the way. It is a painful event but careful planning must be done in order to have a special place of remembrance for your loved one.