Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience. It is often very difficult to figure out the right way to remember and honour their wishes.
Times are changing. Nowadays individuals are planning ahead and expressing their wishes beyond life. Being willing to think of death in advance can help in so many ways. Death is the most personal journey of all so never worry about what others think. Be as adventurous or as traditional as you like. It’s your funeral!
Scattering and returning your ashes to the earth is just one of many choices. If you do decide to scatter ashes, take certain elements in to consideration.
- Choose a location that is unlikely to be disturbed or become busy with onlookers — you do not want uninvited crowd to hinder your ceremony.
- Do check the Scattering Ashes law regulations, UK.
- Remember, a human body creates significant volume of ash — you may want to scatter ashes in more than one location to please everybody.
Keeping your loved one’s ashes at home is a great way to honour and keep them close by but it can create a barrier and make it difficult for others to visit and pay their respects.
Ashes can become almost anything these days! While traditional urns and the scattering of remains is very popular, other options are plentiful. With a little imagination anything is possible….
Top Trends for Cremation Ashes
- Tattoo your skin with the ashes of your loved one and keep them with you at all times.
- Fireworks made from the ashes of your loved one can create a farewell with a bang!
- A personal portrait can include the ashes within the paint.
- For the music lover, have the ashes made into a vinyl.
- For the diver, embrace an underwater reef.
- A beautiful diamond solitaire can be made from Ashes
- Grow a wonderful tree from ashes; olive, oak or elm, whatever their favourite type.
- Scatter at sea; there are companies who specialise is this final farewell but do check regulations, including EPA.
- Glass art can incorporate ashes to form a lasting and significant piece of beauty.
- From the sky, ashes can be scattered by plane, skydive or simply shoot ashes in to space and let your loved one continue their journey under the stars.