The death of a loved one, whether expected or unexpected can leave you reeling. Because of your emotional state of mind, it may be hard trying to figure out what to do. Although cremation may seem like a hard choice, it is becoming just as popular a choice as traditional burial. In 2014, cremation was at a little more than 45% whereas traditional burials were at a little more than 48%. Rather than opting to use a traditional urn, there are a few unique things you can do with the ashes of your loved one.
A Bang of Color
When a loved one dies, it is only natural to mourn. However, celebrating the life your loved one lived is a beneficial way to cope and move through the grieving process. One of the best ways to celebrate the life of your loved one lost is to gather together your friends and family and share memories followed by beautiful fireworks.
Although it is a relatively new concept, there is a company that can use your loved one's ashes in order to create a massive fireworks display. It is the perfect choice to help memorialize your loved one in a unique way that everyone will remember for years to come. For an added special touch, you can write notes filled with memories and attach them to the fireworks almost as though you are sending them up to the heavens.
Ashes to Ink Tattoos
Have you ever heard the saying, "Ashes to ashes and dust to dust?" How about ashes to ink? In a new and innovative way to memorialize loved ones lost, it is possible to mix the cremated remains of a loved one with tattoo ink. You can use the ink to get an image of your loved one tattooed somewhere on your body or perhaps something small such as a butterfly, angel wings, or even just your loved one's name.
Although tattoo ink mixed with cremated remains does not pose any health hazards, you will still need to speak with the tattoo artist. Not all tattoo artists may be willing to use the special ink. Your best bet is to discuss your thoughts with the funeral home or crematory that is arranging your loved one's cremation. In some instances, they can help you track down a tattoo artist that is willing to use the ink.
Pretty as a Picture
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures can memorialize memories for all time, even if the picture is a painted portrait rather than a printed snapshot. Now, you can memorialize your loved one by using their cremated remains to create a painted portrait. The ashes of your loved one are mixed into the paint. The paint is then used to create a portrait of your loved one based on photos you have.
You can hang the picture on your wall, meaning a part of your loved one will always be near and dear to you both spiritually and even physically in a small way. Whenever you look at the portrait of your loved one, it will help bring a smile to your face. Furthermore, capturing your loved one's ashes in a portrait serves as a far more unique vessel compared to a traditional urn.
No matter what you decide to do with your loved one's ashes, a professional can help. Make sure you speak to the director of the funeral home or crematorium to find out what other unique things you can do with your loved one's ashes. A professional is willing to assist you in finding the best ways to memorialize your loved on in a way that best suits your wants, needs, and budget.
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