Spreading Cremated Remains After Cremation Services
One of the many options for after a cremation service in Holland, MI is spreading the cremated remains, or ashes. Spreading or scattering ashes is a popular final disposition method as it allows for the bereaved to imagine their loved one going on as opposed to sitting in an urn or being buried in the ground. There are lots of different ways to spread ashes.
For example, water scattering is very popular. Water has almost always had a connection with spirituality and religion, making it a very popular choice for scattering ashes. Scatter ashes directly into the water or release them in a water-safe biodegradable urn. People also scatter ashes into the air by climbing up a mountain or hill, going to the edge of a cliff, or using the wind in an open plain or meadow. You can also hire a specialized plane to scatter the ashes from way up in the air.
Tree urns turn cremated remains into fertilizer for new trees, giving your lost loved one new life through loss. You can plant the tree anywhere you want from a backyard to a special park. The tree will always be there as a place you can visit when you miss the deceased or want to reflect on their life.
If the deceased was adventurous or free-spirited what better way to scatter his or her ashes than while skydiving? This unconventional ash spreading method helps you literally and figuratively let go of your lost loved one. Whether your loved one always wanted to be an astronaut, loved stars and space, or you just want to give him or her a very special send-off, you can launch the ashes into space. There are a few specialized businesses that launch ashes into space for a significant fee. The ashes will orbit the earth for a few months and then vaporize when they re-enter the atmosphere. Spreading ashes is usually a somber experience, but why not make it more fun and celebratory with fireworks? Firework companies make fireworks using the cremated remains to have the deceased be a part of a spectacular light show in the sky.
Trenching is when the bereaved dig a shallow pit in which to deposit and lightly bury the ashes. This way, the ashes aren’t technically buried but they are contained to a specific spot so they can be visited or honored. Raking is similar to trenching, but instead of digging a small hole in which the ashes are covered the ashes are raking into the soil with a tool like a rake or a shovel. Many people choose to rake ashes into a significant place like the yard of a home or a special park.
Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care is here to help if you want to learn more about spreading ashes or funeral homes and cremations in Holland, MI. You can stop by and visit us or give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you in your time of loss.