How to Honor Cremation Ashes: 4 Options for Ash Holders and Vaults
Learn about the different ways you can memorialize your loved one’s ashes, so you can decide on the best ash holders or vault options for your situation.
Did you know that 44% of Americans say they will choose cremation over burial when they pass away? Cremation is becoming more and more of an attractive option as the amount of space available for cemeteries is becoming more scarce.
Are you mourning the passing of a loved one? Do you wonder how to best memorialize their life and keep their memory alive? If so, then you need to consider decorative keepsake ash holders.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure what they are or where to begin. We’ve got you covered, so keep reading to learn all about four different options for holding and honoring your loved one’s memories through their ashes.
1. Carry Them With You Everywhere You Go
If you want to take a small piece of your loved one with you wherever you go, then you need to consider a beautiful cremation jewelry piece. These discreet and small ash holders allow you to keep your loved one with you every day.
These beautiful keepsake ash holders are a great way to memorialize your loved one. Some jewelry items proudly display what the contents are inside. While others are very discreet and no one will know what’s inside your jewelry unless you want to tell them.
The range of cremation jewelry for ashes will amaze you if you’ve never heard of this type of jewelry. With this type of ash holder, you insert a small portion of your loved one’s ashes into a tiny chamber within the pendant. It will feel reassuring to have your loved one close to your heart and forever in your memory, with cremation jewelry.
This is a great option if your family wants to scatter the ashes of your loved one or bury them. Because all you need is such a small amount that you can still allow your family to carry out their wishes while still keeping your loved one with you.
2. Display Them in Your Home
This is the most commonly through of ash holder when most people consider cremation. However, what you might not know is that today’s urns are quite decorative and will fit in nicely on your mantle or bookshelf.
There are several different urn styles you can choose from when saving your loved one’s ashes. For every personality and style, there is an option available. From the veteran to the craftsman, you’re sure to find the right style for your family member and their personality.
Our memorial ash holders will allow you to keep your loved one on display in any room. From decorative statues to metal urns, we have just the right ash holder for you to always remember your loved ones and keep them close every day.
3. Forever Interment in Peace
While some families choose to keep their loved one’s ashes on display, you don’t always have to. Due to space limitations in many cemeteries, it can be much more cost-friendly to cremate your beloved and then bury them. Many funeral homes and cemeteries, however, require that you house the ashes in a vault that will withstand being buried.
So, if you’re planning to cremate your loved one but also still bury them, then you’ll need a cremation urn vault. This is a sealed and lined repository that you’ll put your urn inside of. This vault will withstand the weight of the earth after burial as well as cemetery maintenance by the groundskeepers.
Having a second container that is lined and sealed will also prevent subsoil and other elements from tarnishing your beloved’s ashes. These heavy-duty cremated ashes containers will allow you to lay to rest your family member in the place of your choosing. Our options give you both the ability to bury or to use our vault above ground in a beautiful marbleized vault.
4. Going Green With Your Ash Holders
For the arborist or gardener to the ecologist, your loved one is sure to love the idea of you memorializing their ashes in a living plant. This is a great way for your loved ones to continue to live on in a great place that you can always remember them by.
When choosing a holder option that will live on through another living being, you will truly feel your loved one’s spirit with you long after they’ve passed. This is a unique option for holding your loved one’s ashes while also giving life and keeping your loved one near.
The history of creating jewelry from the remains of a loved one date back to ancient times. Today’s options, however, are very attractive and allow you to keep your loved one’s ashes more on display. You can proudly remember your beloved without worry about making others uncomfortable because chances are they won’t know what’s inside without you telling them.
Don’t Go Through This Difficult Season Alone
Today’s ash holders are a beautiful way to remember your loved ones long after they’re gone. And your options can feel endless. However, you don’t have to decide this alone.
Here at Lonestar Cremation, our cremation specialists are here to walk you through every step of the process. Regardless of your final choice, we want to help you make the right one for you and your family. We have helped many families and can ensure that you won’t forget any detail and that you give your family members the remembrance that they deserve.
So, if you’re considering urns for cremation ashes of your loved one, then we’ve got the information you need. Reach out to us today and we can help you lay to rest your loved ones in the way they wanted and that will give you peace during this tough time.