You and your family can do almost anything that you want with your loved one’s cremated remains. You can take their remains home and display them in an urn. You can also bury them in a cemetery or store them in a columbarium. But one of the things that many families choose to do is scatter their loved one’s remains in a special place. Here are 5 of the most popular places to scatter a person’s cremated remains.
Did your loved one enjoy spending time out on their boat or sitting on the beach? Many people find peace and comfort when they’re surrounded by water, and you can ensure that your loved one is surrounded by water forever when you scatter their remains at sea. Just make sure you follow the laws regarding scattering remains in bodies of water. It can’t usually be done too close to the shore.
In a garden
Your loved one may have passed away, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be used to bring new life into the world. Some families opt to scatter their loved one’s remains in a garden so that they can help vegetables, flowers, and plants to grow. You obviously can’t sprinkle your loved one’s remains on someone’s garden without asking, but it’s a good approach to take if you have a garden of your own.
At a park
If your loved one loved nature and spent a lot of time at a particular park, you may want to scatter their remains at that park after receiving permission to do it. There are many families who decide to scatter their loved one’s remains in a national park. The National Park Service can provide you with more information on doing this if it interests you and your family.
On a mountaintop
Following cremation, mountaintops have become another popular place for families to scatter remains. They take the remains up to one of the highest mountains in their area and scatter them there. If you have a mountain in your area, you may want to consider hiking up it one day to scatter your loved one’s remains. The hike will give you time to say your final goodbyes before the scattering of ashes begins.
Out of a hot air balloon
Are you looking to scatter a loved one’s remains in a big production? Commissioning a hot air balloon to help you do it might be a great idea. While there will be a cost associated with this, it’ll give you a good opportunity to scatter your loved one’s remains over a large area. It’s a wonderful way to pay homage to your loved one for the final time.
Before you can start thinking about where you’re going to scatter your loved one’s remains, you need to work with a Columbia, TN funeral home that can take care of cremation. Call on Williams Funeral Home & Crematory to see how we can help with your loved one’s cremation. Get in touch with us at (931) 388-2135 today or swing by 2517 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401 for more information on the services we can provide.