More and more families are choosing cremation. Cremation gives you many options, from the kind of memorial service you can plan, to the many ways that you can memorialize your loved one. Cremation is really not the final disposition of the remains, but more of the preparation of the remains for their final resting place.
Perhaps no choice is greater than the one regarding the final resting place of the cremated remains. Personal preferences, the wishes of your loved one, and the impact on future generations should all be taken into careful consideration.
Among the choices for the final placement are burial, columbarium niche, keeping the cremated remains in the home, and scattering.
Burying an urn in a cemetery provides a permanent resting place, and a place where friends and family members can visit recall memories of their loved one.
Placing the urn in a columbarium niche is also an option. Most cemeteries offer columbarium niche choices, and many churches have their own columbarium on the church grounds.
Some families take comfort in keeping the urn at home. A variety of urn choices are available that are both non-descriptive works of art, while others may feature an engraved image of the loved one.
Scattering the cremated remains in a special place is also an option. Often times families will scatter a portion of the cremated remains, and keep a portion for burial or placement in an urn to be kept at home.
Nashville Cremation Center offers a selection of urns, keepsakes and mementos, cremation jewelry, and urn vaults to help you memorialize your loved one according to your wishes.