Water Cremation

What Are The Most Popular Resting Place Options For Cremation?

Published: December 26, 2022
by BC Bailey Funeral Home

cremation services in Meriden, CT

When you decide that cremation services in Meriden, CT are the right option for a loved one in your family that has passed on, you are going with an honorable, respectful option. One nice thing about cremation is that once you choose a basic package, your loved one will get everything they need. They get transportation, the cremation process, care, and a simple container for their remains. You can add whatever you want, of course, but knowing their needs are met can help give you peace of mind. When you are ready, you might start thinking about final resting place options. Here are some of the most popular options.

Scattering The Ashes On Land Or In Water

Most people think about scattering ashes when they consider cremation, and it’s certainly a popular option to consider. When you scatter ashes, you can choose a meaningful location for your family—somewhere your loved one would appreciate. You can scatter them in a park, over water, or on the family ground. There are lots of options. You will want to look into legalities, but there are plenty of options to consider. Scattering can be cathartic as well since you are literally letting your loved one go into the wind or water.

Bury The Ashes In The Cemetery

Even though cremation is considered non-traditional, you can still go with a traditional resting place and bury your loved one in the cemetery. It’s nice to have a place to visit and they are going to be safe and secure in that location. You can get them a smaller cremation plot, which will cost less, and a headstone that will secure their location as theirs on a permanent basis.

Bury The Ashes Elsewhere

While cemetery burials work great, you aren’t restricted to the cemetery for the burial process with cremation. You can also bury your loved one in other locations, like in a family garden, a park, or other such places. Talk to the funeral home and cremation provider about the options outside the cemetery.

Keep The Ashes At Home

When you place your loved one in a nice urn, you can even take them home with you and honor them in a nice location there. Some families place their loved ones in a china hutch or on the fireplace mantel and keep them there until they decide on a final resting place. Others place their loved ones in a memorable location long-term. It can be nice to have them close and to take them with you if you ever move.

When you are thinking about cremation services in Meriden, CT, there are plenty of memorial service options as well as final resting places. You might want to consider them right away, but you can also wait until you are more sure about what you want. There’s no timeline on the option and you can move forward with the resting place whenever you are prepared for that process.

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