If you choose cremation service in Chalmette, LA for after the death of a loved one, you have even more choices coming your way. There are quite a few options when it comes to cremated remains. The most common and traditional way to inter cremated remains is by scattering.
The options for scattering are almost limitless, but there are some widespread choices such as casting. Casting ashes simply means tossing the cremated remains on the wind, usually in a special location. Be sure to check the wind direction to avoid uncomfortable moments. There is also raking.
Raking ashes happens when a family member or loved one by pours the ashes over loose soil and rakes them to combine the two. Local ordinances and laws generally prevent raking at any old spot, so make sure to check with the authorities before raking in a public garden or park. You can also scatter ashes into any body of water, again with permission from the local authorities. Another version of water scattering is to sink a water-soluble urn into the lake, river or ocean.
Last but not least is ringing. Ringing involves more of a ceremony than other post-cremation choices. It involves forming a ring around an object like a house, tree or other special thing with the ashes, almost to compound the idea that the deceased is always with you and protecting you.
Just because you chose a cremation service doesn’t mean you can’t also have a burial. In fact, many people have both as you can easily bury or entomb cremated remains. This option helps you stay more on track with traditional burials and funerals while also using cremation services. There are a few options for burial or entombment after cremation including family plots, columbarium, crypts or mausoleum, and memorial objects.
The most traditional burial for cremation remains is in the family plot or cemetery. Burial in the family plot is an easy way to use cremation services while still enjoying classic burial and funeral traditions. Columbarium are spaces specifically dedicated to housing and interring cremated remains Most often found in churches, there are also a few freestanding columbarium options as well as those attached to cemeteries.
Go more religious or familial with a crypt or mausoleum. These options are usually preferred by Roman Catholics but can get pretty expensive. A non-traditional burial method for cremated remains is in a special memorial object like a bench, grave marker, rock or even in a tree. This method and special objects help loved ones memorialize and celebrate their lost in more personalized ways.
Whether you’re planning for your eventual passing or dealing with the recent death of a loved one, body disposition is a big choice. Get in touch with Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home to learn more about your options for after cremation service. No matter what you choose, we are here to help you with all your Chalmette, LA cremation service needs. Please stop by and visit us or give us a call today.