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Your person’s ashes and lovely ways to remember them

Category: Planning A Funeral

When we lose someone special, they’re never far from our thoughts. There are sad days within the first year after they’ve passed, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, their birthday, your birthday, a wedding anniversary, or those family days when the empty chair reminds everyone that they’re no longer with us.

In a changing world, the way we say goodbye at a funeral doesn’t always need to follow the traditions of the past. We help people find the way to say goodbye in ways that are right for them and for their person. The songs that are played, the things that are read out loud, the flowers and dress code can be as fun or as formal as you like. You don’t even need to go to church, have a minister or say a prayer but if those things matter, we ensure they’re included.

When you or your person have not chosen a burial and a beautiful, handcrafted stonemasonry tribute isn’t on the list of things to include in your funeral budget, what to do with the ashes after a cremation can be a difficult conversation within a family. If keeping them in a special container at home is what you or they would want, we have many options to hand, but did you know just how many ways there are to transform a person’s ashes into something very special? Let’s look at what’s out there:

While many people like the idea of scattering their person’s ashes in a place that they loved to visit, such as a park, the sea front or a woodland walking route where they felt closer to nature, the thought of sending them off in style within a firework could be a spectacular way for you and your family to bid farewell and light up the

If your person ever watched those space shuttle missions or the Tesla and Amazon rockets and dreamed of drifting through the stars, the Aura Flights space burial service can launch their ashes to the edge of space and truly travel the world in their descent. If they’ve dreamed of being a highflyer, look no further than here.

A beautiful piece of jewellery worn every day reminds us of when it was gifted to us and the anniversary or birthday behind it. Creating a piece of bespoke jewellery from the ashes of your person is a unique way of keeping them close to you, as well as a family heirloom that can be shared with the next generation. Ashes into glass specialises in turning ashes into gemstones that be included in rings, pendants, earrings and cufflinks.

The perfect resting place for music lovers could be to press the ashes of your person into a vinyl record that can be enjoyed at home on your own turntable. You can record your own personal message, choose your own songs, or opt for the sound of silence with the odd pop and crackle here and there. Keep their record spinning and the music playing after they’re gone.

Cremation Painting is where your person’s ashes are blended into a favourite colour of paint, so you can cover their favourite surfboard, or use it to create a portrait picture to hang above the fireplace. The options are endless, but it’s just one of many ways to remember them.

If they loved the sea, made a living from the sea or lived by the sea, the Solace Reef offers an enduring living memorial for your loved one. The Solace Stone is created from your person’s ashes and becomes part of a living reef and its future growth and protection. When they had brine in the veins, this oceanic tribute gives life from a life well lived.

If the thought of using your person’s ashes isn’t right for you, then you might like to dedicate a star in the sky to them. You’ll be given the exact location of your star, its name and the name of the person it will be dedicated to. A Star Finder website will help you to locate it in real time, from anywhere in the world.

Clearing the house of your person’s clothing is never easy. Creating a treasured keepsake from the fabric of their wedding dress, a football kit, that well-worn jumper they wore to relax in is a wonderful way to breathe new purpose into those special garments that we might find hard to part company with. Turning them into a teddy bear makes it all the more special, with a choice of sizes and other animal options to choose from. Every bear is as unique as your memories of them are.

When you and your person loved spending time in the garden, a lovely way to remember them is by having a rose bush named after them and delivered to your home for you to plant. If your person was the gardener and you don’t have green fingers, the rose bush comes with a care leaflet, a certificate to show that it bears the name of your loved one and everything you’ll need to let it grow and blossom each year as a personal reminder.

If you’re keen to leave them a lasting legacy, planting a young tree at home is a lovely way to keep the memory of them alive. The small trees arrive at your door in an easy to add plant pot and all that you need to do is to find the perfect spot for them to flourish. Nature does all the hard work, so you don’t have to. Year after year, you’ll see how it’s thrived.

Remembering them can be made easier by this array of different and unusual shared experiences, personal keepsakes and long-lasting tributes around your home and garden. Take a look at the options above, all of which we can help you to explore and find the perfect way to celebrate a life well-lived and a life well-loved.