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3 Things You Need To Consider After Cremating A Body

Many people chose to cremate the body of a loved one after they pass away. This is a hygienic and appropriate way to deal with the burial of a loved one and is a popular choice for many people. However, just because you cremate the body doesn't mean that you are done making decisions about the burial. Here are some of the common ways to dispose or keep the ashes and the benefits of each.

1. Spread The Ashes Somewhere

In some cases people want to spread the ashes over a significant place. For instance, if the person loved the ocean, they may want their ashes spread in a certain place. Some people want them sprinkled in the forest or over a place that played an important role in their childhood or life. There are many great things about spreading ashes and it can be a beautiful experience for the people involved in the ceremony.

However, the hardest thing about spreading the ashes is that there is now no place where the grieving family and friends can go to be "close" to the person. If you have a formal burial or place where you keep the ashes it can make you feel as though you are closer to that person when you visit the area. This is something that should be considered before you spread ashes.

2. Traditional Burial In A Cemetery

Even if you cremate you can still bury the ashes. The good thing about this is that it will allow you to have a place to visit often when you need to be close to the person. In addition, having a headstone is important for history and for genealogy. Records such as birth and death records should be kept in city offices, but that doesn't mean that they are always kept as they should be. A headstone is a physical way to immortalize the person. Thus, regardless of how you dispose of the ashes, you should consider a headstone.

3. Keep It In Your House

Some people choose to keep the ashes in a decorative urn in their house. This can mean a lot to have the remains of the person close by and can be healing for the family. The only concern is that the urn must be kept in a place that is safe, and the urn should be extra durable so that in the case of a accident, earth quake, house fire, etc., that the remains are safe.

By considering these things you can determine what to do with your loved one's ashes. For more information, you will want to contact a company such as Romero Family Funeral Home Corp.