Are you planning cremation services in Clarksburg, MD for a family member who has passed way? One of the things you’ll need to figure out is what, exactly, you want to do with the ashes. Some people choose to keep the ashes in an urn. They can then keep the urn on their private property whether inside or outside on the patio deck or elsewhere. But there are other things you can do, so there won’t be a lack of good options. What follows are 3 unique options.
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1. Cremation Jewelry
One of the things you can do with cremation ashes is get cremation jewelry. You can, for instance, get jewelry that has a compartment that some of the cremation ashes can be put into. Another type of cremation jewelry involves actually subjecting some of the ashes to intensely high heat to create a “diamond” that can be incorporated into jewelry. The funeral home you work with will be able to help you should you wish to go this route. Getting cremation jewelry, otherwise known as memorial jewelry, is great if you want to uniquely memorialize the deceased. You can create something that can be passed down from generation to generation.
2. Work of Art
Another idea would be to combine some of the ashes with paint. You can then paint a portrait of the deceased. Do you lack the skills to create a portrait that is worthy of hanging up on your wall? If art really isn’t your thing, you can find someone else in your family who has the skills or hire an artist in the community to do it for you. The painting will be an interesting way to memorialize your deceased loved one since their ashes will be incorporated into the portrait.
3. Get Some Ink
Are you into getting inked? That’s slang for getting a tattoo, in case you didn’t know. Some tattoo professionals will be happy to oblige if you want a tattoo that combines ink with some of the cremation ashes. Just in case you were wondering, cremation ashes don’t actually pose health or environmental risks. By getting a memorial tattoo that honors a deceased loved one, you will be doing something unique. Just make sure that it’s something you really want since it will be expensive and painful if you wish to remove the tattoo at a later date.
You might be better off going with option #2, where you can get a portrait to hang on a wall, if you aren’t absolutely certain that you want to get a tattoo on your skin.
When you need help planning funeral services or cremation services in Clarksburg, MD, get in touch with us by phone or in person. We’re a family owned and operated funeral home that has been serving the community since the early 1900s. You can count on us to help you with planning final services for your deceased relative. We can also help you with preplanning final services for yourself. Let us know how we can help you with your planning or preplanning needs.