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Trends In Cremation Services

Published: October 11, 2021
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel

If you decide to go with cremation services in Seattle, WA for a loved one’s final services, you are already choosing a popular trend. While cremation has been around for a long time, it’s become popular in recent years. It’s just as honorable as traditional funeral and burial services and it’s becoming more prevalent as the years go by. That trend is expected to continue and there are also trends underneath the cremation umbrella that might be of interest to you. You need to do what feels right for your family, but looking at the trends might give you a jumping point for figuring that out. 

Having Services At Home 

When you decide on cremation services, you have a variety of options on your plate and you can choose just about anything you want for your loved one. While you can have memorial services at the funeral home, in a park, in your home church, or anywhere else, one of the popular things to do right now is to have a memorial service that is small and intimate right in the family home. After cremation, your loved one can be present in their urn and your family can gather, share stories, go over memories, and have a meal together. Home services can be very touching and intimate and they are often a nice way to go. 

Keeping Remains In House 

There are many different places that you can take your loved one for their final resting place. Some people scatter ashes, others bury them. More families are keeping their loved one in their homes within an urn so they are able to keep them close. They don’t want to risk moving away and leaving their loved one behind or they just feel better about having them close. 

Celebrating Life 

Cremation services can be whatever you want them to be and sometimes, memorial services are somber and more like funerals. But families today often feel like they want to celebrate a life well-lived instead of dwelling on a death. Celebrations can be more like parties with food, dancing, activities, and other things. It’s a nice way to honor a life and celebrate someone for who they were. 

Wearing Cremation Jewelry 

Cremation jewelry is another nice way to honor a loved one and keep them close to you. You can place a piece of the ashes in the cremation jewelry piece and then, you can wear it whenever you want to think about them. It’s a nice way to share remains among family members as well if you have several people who might want to have some of your loved one to keep. 

Going With Green Resting Place Options 

There are lots of resting place options that can be very environmentally friendly and ‘green’ as well and that’s another popular way to go. You could bury your loved one in a biodegradable urn that has seeds in it. Their remains can flourish into a garden. You could also cast their remains out into the water after cremation services in Seattle, WA and the urn can dissolve. That’s another option to consider. 

 
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