Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience with long-lasting repercussions. This difficult event can leave a void in your life which nothing can replace. Many people find comfort in retaining the cremated remains (cremains) of their loved one. With multiple people left behind, missing their beloved family member or friend, you may want to choose an option that allows everyone to keep that loved one close.
An urn is the most traditional way to preserve cremains. At Mountain View Funeral Home, we offer a wide variety of urns, including metal, ceramic, wood, military themed, and even sports urns. Urns come in many different sizes, as well. This is typically best for families that only need a small number of separate remembrance pieces.
Small, wearable keepsake pieces make it possible for large families to divide cremains among a larger number of people. With this option, a small amount of your loved one’s cremains are placed into an attractive piece of jewelry so that you can keep them close at all times. There are cremation jewelry designs to fit anyone’s preferences, including pendants, rings, bracelets, and more, for both men and women.
Perhaps your family member had a lifelong wish to be scattered at sea, or to be interred next to their spouse. Honoring your loved one’s desires doesn’t mean you have to give up keeping them close as well. You can choose to scatter some of the ashes and retain some for an urn or cremation jewelry. There are multiple options for dividing cremains so that all involved parties can be at peace with the plan.
According to the Cremation Association of North America, the cremation rate in the U.S. is over 48%. This means you will likely face the decision of how to divide cremains at some point in your lifetime.
No matter what option you choose, the caring, professional staff here at Mountain View Funeral Home can answer any questions you may have regarding the final arrangements for your loved one. We also have our own crematory, which means we can guide you through the entire process with both experience and compassion.