Cremation Services in Popular Culture

Posted on May 11, 2020 by Williams Funeral Home under cremation
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While the cremations, urns, memorials and services we see in movies and TV are dramatized and not always accurate, there are many that can serve as great inspiration for you when it comes time for you to celebrate the life of a lost loved one. You can use iconic movie and TV cremations as inspiration for when you’re planning for your lost loved one’s cremation service in Columbia, TN. These pop culture references are excellent inspiration for your lost loved one’s cremation service.

In “Elizabeth Town” the character Drew decided to take one final trip with his father, though his father is already passed, and his ashes are in a cremation urn. Drew spreads his father’s ashes at special spots along the trip, commemorating memories and traditions while honoring his father. Use this film as inspiration to scatter your lost loved one’s ashes at unique, special or meaningful places.

In the sixth “Harry Potter” movie, Dumbledore passes away. The teachers and students of Hogwarts gather for a large memorial service to honor him, with all lessons and exams suspended to ensure everyone could attend. Do your best to choose a time and date for your loved one’s memorial that allows as many people as possible to attend and pay their respects.

After a beloved character on “This is Us” passed, his family continued on his tradition of watching football as a family by cheering on their favorite team with his ashes in an urn right next to them. Take inspiration from this show and bring your loved one’s ashes on adventures or to do beloved activities.

In the “Star Wars” universe, Jedi knights are cremated in dramatic funeral pyres. While you don’t need to immortalize your lost loved one with a Jedi funeral pyre, you can perform a cremation service that will honor him or her in a similar way. In “The Big Lebowski” movie, John Goodman’s character scatters the ashes of one of his friends out of a coffee can. While you can always spend money on an urn or another container, this scene is good inspiration to use every day or meaningful items to hold the deceased’s ashes.

You can also choose to honor the deceased in any way, whether inspired by movies and TV shows or not. Or, if the deceased was a big fan of a particular movie or TV show, you can choose to incorporate it into the service through music, décor, or even a themed urn. For example, you could choose a cremation urn decorated with stars and galaxies for a lost loved one that loved “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”

You can make your lost loved one’s cremation service as unique as you want or as traditional as you want. No matter what you decide for your Columbia, TN cremation service, Williams Funeral Home & Crematory is here to help. Pay us a visit or give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you in your time of loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my own cremation urn?

Yes, you can! Since a cremation urn is simply a container of ashes, you can make your own from wood, ceramic, or even paper mache. You can have a custom urn made from any other type of material. You can create one in a different shape, style, or design you can think of.

Where should an urn be placed at home?

Ideally, you want to place the urn in a location with high positive energy. Place it facing east, northeast, southeast or southwest. It can also be placed in a room in the northeast or northwest area of the home.

How do you know what size urn to get?

The size always depends on the person’s total weight. The general rule of thumb is for every pound of the person’s total weight you will need one cubic inch of space. There’s a cremation urn size calculator online that you can use.

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