While there are lots of options after the cremation service in Marietta, GA, many people still choose to keep their loved one’s cremated remains in a cremation urn.
There are plenty of cremation containers to choose from and there are also more unique options that can help your loved one be remembered in a special way. Use this list to inspire your choice:
- Plant Pot – You can easily add ashes to an existing planter to act as fertilizer for any kind of plant, be it a young tree, bush, or flower. Mix the ashes in with the soil and as the plant grows it will draw nutrients from the ashes to grow big and beautiful.
- Holiday Ornaments – A holiday ornament urn is basically just a mini urn that can hang on a Christmas tree. The ornament is too small to hold all the cremated remains, so it’s a good opportunity to make several ornaments for all the family to have.
- Memorial Jewelry – It can be very comforting after losing a loved one to keep the ashes close. Memorial jewelry allows you to do just that. Create any kind of jewelry piece from a pendant to a ring with the ashes. The pieces can be made from stainless steel, platinum, bronze, or any other kinds of metals.
- Wind Chimes – Think of your lost loved one every time the wind blows. Order a custom wind chime urn online and hang it on a porch, in a yard, or in a window. You can even choose what kind of chime you want, like alto or soprano.
- Hollowed Books – Hollowed-out books aren’t just for hiding secrets or stolen money like in the movies. You can order a custom-made false book or hollow out the deceased’s favorite yourself using a knife and a bit of elbow grease. Place the ashes inside a bag and seal the book with glue.
- Stuffed Animals – Stuffed animal urns are most commonly made for children that have passed away. The stuffed animal is cut in a small opening, the bagged ashes are placed inside, and the animal is resewn.
- Beer Growler – Perfect for deceased beer lovers, beer growler urns can be custom ordered from most craft breweries. In some instances, you can order a growler with the label listing the deceased’s name.
- Tackle Box – Fishing lovers only need to apply. If the deceased loved fishing, commemorate him or her in a sealed tackle box. Be sure to keep it in a safe place, but don’t forget to bring it out on the water with you the next time you go.
- Musical Instruments – You can choose almost any kind of instrument, carve out a hollow, and seal some of the cremated remains inside. Brass instruments, guitars, and basses are best suited.
Davis-Struempf Funeral Home & Crematory is here to help as these are just a few of your many choices after cremation service. Want to learn more about our funeral and cremation services? Stop by and visit us in person or give us a call today at (770) 944-2900.
Cremation Urn FAQ
Do ashes go directly in urn?
Once the cremation process is complete and the ashes have cooled, they will be placed in an urn. The urn can be chosen ahead of time by the family or friends of the deceased or can be selected from a variety of options at the funeral home. The urn can be made from various materials, including wood, metal, ceramic, or glass. Choosing an urn that is durable and will not break easily is important. Once the ashes are placed in the urn, it can be sealed with a lid or stopper. The urn can then be displayed in the home or buried in a cemetery.
What do you do with an empty cremation urn?
Once a loved one has been cremated, you may be left wondering what to do with the cremation urn. While some families choose to keep the urn in a place of honor in their home, others may prefer to bury it or scatter the ashes in a meaningful location. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to deciding what to do with an urn, and ultimately the decision is up to you and your family. If you are struggling to make a decision, consider talking to a funeral director for guidance. They can help you explore all of your options and make sure that your loved one’s final resting place is truly unique.
Can you customize an urn?
An urn is a type of container that is often used to hold cremated ashes. Urns come in a wide range of sizes and styles, and they can be made from various materials, including wood, metal, glass, and ceramic. While most urns are sold pre-made, it is also possible to customize an urn to suit your specific needs. For example, you can select an urn that reflects the hobbies or interests of the deceased. You can also choose an urn that is personalized with engravings or other decorations. Whatever your preference, there is likely to be an urn that meets your needs.