After the process of cremation, one is faced with the decision of what to do with the ashes. While till many years there weren’t many options for the same, with time there has been a rise in the personalization options.
Scattering your loved one’s ashes in unique ways or making something meaningful out of them can surely help you stay forever close to the lost one.
Such unique ways will also allow you to get together with all the people close to the lost one and pay a dignified tribute. Here are some unique ways to memorialize your loved one’s ashes.
1. Store them in Jewellery
One way to always keep your loved ones close is to store them in jewellery. It can be a necklace, a charm, a ring, or even a bracelet. In good and bad times they will always be there to support you.
2. Let them go with a Bang
Another unique way of a send-off is to strap them onto fireworks and watch them go with a bang. A beautiful celebration of life event can be created where you can spend time with family.
3. Get a Tattoo
Getting a tattoo in the memory of the lost one has become very popular. You can either get a portrait or their birth and death dates inked on yourself. Many tattoo artists even provide the facility of mixing the ink with some of the ashes which will help you stay close to the lost one.
4. Space Burial
For the send-off of a lifetime, you can choose the services of space burial. Samples of cremated remains are launched and scattered into space. You can event track or watch the live broadcast of the event. This is a great way to fulfill the lifelong dream of your lost loved one.
5. Scatter them in the sea or holy waters
As per the rituals and traditions of many religions, the remains of the lost one are scattered in holy waters. It is believed that the process helps to achieve salvation and enlightenment.
6. Plant them as a tree or bury them in a garden
Burying your loved ones in your garden is a great way to keep them close. You can even grow a tree from the remains of your loved one. It is beautiful to watch life grow out of life.
7. Make a Painting or a Portrait from Ashes
For a lifetime tribute, the ashes of the lost one are mixed with paint to create a portrait of the deceased. Glass pieces and personalized memorial mementos can also be created.