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There are many reasons why you might choose cremation services in Tacoma, WA for a loved one and once you make that decision, it can give you peace of mind that their needs will be well cared for. However, there are other choices to make and you might find some quite personal and even comforting. When your loved one goes into cremation, you may have the option of witnessing the cremation. But even if you decide to do that, you can’t go into the crematory with them—no one can. They have to go through that part of the process alone. But there are certain items you can send along with them that might give you comfort.
While your loved one doesn’t have to be clothes for cremation, you can also have them wear whatever you want. Placing them in a team sports shirt can help you to show their fandom even in their death. You can also place them in cozy pajamas or a robe for comfort, it’s completely up to you.
Pictures Of The Family
Your tightknit family got together often, and there are lots of pictures to prove it. One nice way to ensure your loved one isn’t alone is to send pictures of your family in with them. You can place group photos or you can put in individual shots of the people closest to your loved one.
Letters From Family/Friends
Let family members and friends know that they have the option of placing something in the cremation container with your loved one and suggest writing letters. You can say goodbye in that letter or just say some of the things you didn’t get a chance to cover with your loved one. You can place those letters with them and it can give you some peace that you were able to say what you wanted.
Children, especially, enjoy stuffed animals, but they can be a comfort to adults as well. If your loved one adored bunnies, put a rabbit stuffed animal in with them. IF they had a dog they loved, place a dog stuffed animal that resembled the real life pet. Those soft, cozy items can help you feel that your loved one isn’t alone.
You might also consider making something for your loved one to take along with them, like a scarf, a pillow you sewed, a coin purse you stitched, or something else of that nature. Kids can draw pictures or color something and there are a variety of other options to consider.
If you would like to look into options of items you can send with your loved one into cremation services in Tacoma, WA, the professionals at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel are here to help you find the right things. We can also let you in on the items you can’t send, like anything metal, so you don’t plan on something that can’t be allowed. We’re here to help with anything you need.