More and more, cremation is becoming a prevalent choice for final disposition. The Cremation Association of North America estimates that by 2020, more than half of Americans will choose this option. Whether you’re planning for your own final resting place or you’re a loved one looking for the right disposition solution, there are plenty of possibilities. Here are some truly unique ways to handle cremation disposition.
Cremains can be mixed with cement and pebbles to form a special memorial garden stone. This could be combined with an engraved plaque with information like name and dates. What better remembrance piece for the avid gardener? While it is legal to bury cremains on private property in Arizona, you should check with your local zoning authority first.
A teddy bear with a small urn inside is a sweet way to commemorate a child’s life. It also works as a softer, more approachable vessel for your loved one’s cremains than a traditional urn.
For a more extreme option, your ashes could be mixed into fireworks and shot into the sky in a spectacular display of color. This is definitely a choice for those who want a very distinctive send-off.
If you prefer to keep your loved one with you at all times, jewelry urns are the ideal choice. These pieces are available in nearly any design you can think of – bracelets, pendants, rings, and more. There are many personalization options as well, from military insignias to sports themes.
Undoubtedly the most extravagant cremain disposition option of all – you can choose to be launched into outer space. Celestis will arrange for you to be taken into orbit, or even to the moon. You can stay there, or return home. There are substantial fees involved, of course.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, we also provide traditional cremain disposition options such as columbariums (compartments designed to hold an urn, typically within a wall or building). Selecting a columbarium as a final resting place provides a peaceful place for family and friends to pay their respects.
Regardless of your choice for disposition, At Mountain View Funeral Home, we can help you with all your final plans. We are a full-service funeral home with an on-site crematorium. Contact us for more information.