Each year since 2015, more Americans have chosen cremation than burial, a trend that continues to rise today. And although decedents often choose cremation confidently and peacefully, it’s common for those left behind to wonder, “What now?” after cremation.
There are a number of ways to keep the remains of your loved one to honor and remember their life. Here are some of the ways we’ve seen cremated ashes kept:
There are many, many more options available today (like incorporating remains into fireworks or scattering ashes from a plane) and more creative ideas coming to fruition through start-ups every day.
Most people consider two factors when they decide how to handle the remains of their friend or family member: 1) who were they? what did they live for?, and 2) what do I need for comfort? In asking these questions, many families choose to split the cremated ashes so that some may stay with those left behind and some may be scattered to honor the life of the deceased.
To learn more, visit San Tan Mountain View and Advanced Planning Center today. Our compassionate team can provide the guidance you need during this pivotal time.