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Creative Ways To Spread Or Save The Ashes Of Your Loved One

It is emotionally difficult to lose a loved one. Your loved ones have such a monumental impact on your life that it can be hard to let them go. After the loss of a loved one, you will be grieving, and you will probably be making arrangements. If your loved one requested it, you may be making cremation arrangements. Cremation is a simple and affordable process. Once your loved one has been cremated, you may wonder what you can do with the ashes to honor your loved one. Here are a few creative ideas.


If your loved one enjoyed making a show out of everything or had a huge personality, you may want to spread their ashes by having them attached to some fireworks and sending them off—or up—in a beautiful flash! This will be sure to bring a smile to your entire family's faces.

Jewelry Keepsakes

If you want to make sure that your loved one is with you every single day, you may want to consider having their ashes turned into a piece of jewelry. You can opt for a bracelet, necklace, ring, earrings, anklet, etc. By opting for a jewelry keepsake, your loved one will be with no matter where you go.


When a loved one passes away, it is not uncommon to get a tattoo in their memory. However, to make this tattoo a bit more creative, you can reach out to a tattoo parlor that is willing to mix in some deceased's ashes into the ink that will be used to create the tattoo. Similar to the jewelry, this will allow you to have your loved one with you everywhere you go for the remainder of your life.


If your loved one was a painter or encouraged you to follow your artistic talents, then you may want to consider using their ashes by mixing them in with some paint and creating a beautiful piece of artwork that can hang in your home. This will allow the painting to have a sentimental value that simply can never be replaced. And every time you look at the painting, you will be reminded of your loved one. Plus, your loved one would be pleased to be the centerpiece of your outstanding work of art.

If you have any questions about the cremation process, setting up cremation arrangements, or what to do with your loved one's ashes, contact a cremation service professional, like Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel.