When your deceased loved one is cremated, you will have some choices to make. One of those choices has to do with what to do with the cremated remains post-Yukon, OK direct cremation. If the deceased had let you know their wishes previously, then you won’t have the burden of choosing. But if no such instructions were left, then you and yours will have to decide.
If you need some ideas to get your creative juices flowing, here are 5 options for cremated remains. You’ll see that some of them are traditional while others are more unique.
1. Urn on the Mantel
One option is to bring the urn home and to put it someplace where it will serve as a permanent reminder of the dearly departed. Some people place the urn on the fireplace mantel, on a bookcase, on a night table in their bedroom, in the family den, or someplace else in their home. Do numerous members of your family want some of the cremated remains? You can meet such requests by buying multiple urns and by putting some of the ashes in all the urns. That way, you and your loved ones can choose special places of honor in your respective homes.
2. Bury the Urn
Another option is to bury the urn. Some cemeteries will allow you to bury an urn the way that you could bury a casket. Since an urn is obviously only a small fraction of the size of a casket, many cemeteries will charge a reduced amount for an urn-sized plot where you can bury the ashes of your deceased relative.
3. Scatter the Ashes
You can also scatter the cremated remains of your deceased loved one. You can do it on a private property – perhaps at a cottage where they had enjoyed many good times. If they had green thumbs and had loved gardening, you might want to scatter their ashes in the garden.
4. Paint a Picture
Did you know it’s possible to mix ashes with paint — and to then paint a portrait of your deceased relative? If you don’t have anyone in your family with the artistic ability to create such a painting, you can hire someone to do it for you or ask an artistically inclined friend or acquaintance to do it for you. The painting will have sentimental value because it will contain the ashes of the one depicted in the painting.
5. Stuffed Animals
It’s also possible to get stuffed animals, such as teddy bears, that contain internal pouches where cremation ashes can be placed. This could be a good gift idea for a child.
When you’re ready to plan a direct cremation or to preplan final services for yourself, get in touch with us at Oklahoma City Cremation. We’re not a traditional funeral home. Since our sole focus is on providing cremation services, you can count on prices that are far less than those found at most traditional funeral homes in the state. Call us at (405) 608-4141 or visit us at 910 NW 79th St Oklahoma City, OK 73114 to discuss direct cremations in Yukon, OK.