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People always choose cremation as the best way to honor the life and memory of a loved one, while there are no wrong decisions when it comes to letting a loved one rest in peace. Many options are available for memorial services or cremation.
Understanding each form of cremation can help to make a sensible decision about the end-of-life services for your loved one.
What is cremation?
Cremation is a burial service that replaces burial in a casket or coffin. During cremation, the remains will be placed into a special furnace called a retort and transformed into what we know as cremated ashes.
Generally speaking, cremation would be more cost-effective than burial and has more options available for remembrance after the funeral. Ashes can either be displayed in an urn, scattered, buried, or filled into a piece of memorial jewelry.
Cremation is not so complicated to arrange than burial. If your family decides to use cremation to lay your loved one to rest, you can consider a variety of options, including direct cremation, witnessed cremation, and memorial cremation.
A casting ceremony will be held when the ashes of your loved one are casted into the air. This ceremony is regarded to release the spirit of the loved one. The casting ceremony can be personalized and performed according to the family's wishes. Some families choose one member to release the ashes into the wind, while other families may separate the ashes and have each family member release them.
When holding an aerial ceremony, families may rent an airplane or helicopter to take their loved one's ashes into the air and scatter them there. On a clear day, the ashes being released can be seen from the ground. Families can gather to watch the ashes being scattered by the plane. However, some families will choose to hold a memorial service on the ground as the ashes are scattered on it.
Water ceremony is becoming increasingly popular as a way to scatter ashes. Ashes may be poured into water, or families may choose to place the ashes in a water-soluble urn. Water-soluble urns will dissolve but can float long enough for the family to share fond memories or a moment of silence.
As for scattering ashes, the decision is up to the surviving loved ones. A family may choose to scatter the ashes of a loved one in countless places. A widower might choose to scatter a beloved's ashes in his or her yard.
How else can ashes be used to celebrate an extraordinary life?
In addition to scattering ashes or hosting a memorial service, many other post-cremation services can honor your loved one's impact and legacy.
Sealing the ashes of a loved one with jewelry is a beautiful way to honor the memory of a deceased loved one. At Xiuyuan Jewelry, we offer a thousand jewelry designs to comfort you in the pain of losing a loved one.
Customized text can also be added to any jewelry piece so that you can always keep your loved one close.
Putting ashes in jewelry represents the beauty and vitality of life. It is also a way to keep your loved ones close, even after they have passed away. Honor their memory with a beautiful piece of jewelry that reminds you of their every day.
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