When a loved one has passed, cremation is a common process that will burn the remains and convert them to ashes. During this process, the body of your loved one is typically placed in a special container to help with stability. Along with the body, you have the option of adding other items to this container. By choosing a variety of special items, you have the ability to mix the ashes of their body with other things that are special to the person. As you plan the cremation process, there are four special items you can consider adding to the process.
The cremation process typically reaches temperatures up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. When reaching temperatures this hot, a number of metals will melt and become a natural part of the ashes. This allows you to include special pieces of jewelry with the loved one. Examples include wedding rings, class rings, or special necklaces that the person wore. You can leave these pieces of jewelry on their body or have them placed by the side of the loved one in the container.
Flowers are a funeral tradition, and they can also be a part of the cremation process. As your loved one is cremated, they can be surrounded by their favorite flowers or plants. Each family member can pick a special flower to have included as part of the cremation process. This allows everyone to have a unique item added to the cremated remains. If you are scattering the ashes later on, then the flower ashes can also help the remains become a part of the earth once again.
Keepsakes and Mementos
A cremation container is an ideal place to add special keepsakes and mementos. This can include a loved one's favorite statue or a display piece from their home. As long as the item doesn't have batteries, it can be placed inside of the container. For example, you can place a person's sports trophies inside the container. Their favorite framed pictures or books can also be placed inside. There may be a limit on how many items can be added, so it's a good idea to contact the cremation company ahead of time to find out more information.
Special Clothing Items
Adding pieces of clothing from your loved ones can make the process even more special. For example, you can add a person's favorite hat, sweatshirt, or t-shirt into the cremation container. In some cases, the loved one can be dressed in these clothes before going into the container.
Planning out these items a head of time can ensure that they are placed inside the container and become a natural part of the cremated remains. For more ideas or information, talk to a funeral home like Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home Inc.Share
1 September 2016
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