When talking about cremation service Bellingham, WA, you will find there are a lot of options on what to do with the ashes after the ceremony. From traditional activities such as scattering the ashes at a special location, to new and more unique ways such as turning the ashes into diamonds, or using them in a painting, there is an activity that is perfect for you and your family. Let’s dive in and talk more about these activities.
Scattering the Ashes
Scattering the ashes is by far the most popular activity to do with your loved one’s ashes. Some of the reasons may be because it is inexpensive and easy to do. Also, since you can pick a location that holds special meaning to your loved one, this activity may make you feel more connected with them. There aren’t a lot of rules here. You can really customize this activity as much as you would like. The one thing to remember is to ask permission if you are wanting to scatter the ashes on private property or a national park as some locations my require a permit.
Turning the Ashes into a Diamond
If you would like something unique and permanent that you can always have with you to remember your loved one, this activity might be for you. Turning your loved one’s ashes into a diamond uses half a cup of ashes and a process that copies the conditions of the mantle of the earth to make the diamond. You choose the size, color, and cut and 8-10 months later, your diamond will be complete. You can then use it and set it in a ring, necklace, bracelet, or other piece of jewelry you like. Or you could keep the diamond loose and add it in a memory box.
Painting with Your Loved One’s Ashes
There are many artists painting beautiful pictures with paint that is infused with the ashes of loved ones. You will find artists using this technique with oil paints, watercolors, gels, and acrylics. Most often the artist is asked to do a portrait of the loved one or a landscape that represents one of the loved one’s favorite places. While these are most popular, it’s possible to paint anything the artist would normally paint so don’t be afraid to ask for something that truly represents your loved one.
Other ideas to explore:
- Plant a tree infusing the ashes with the dirt
- You can have the ashes floated out to sea
- There are companies that can turn the ashes into pottery
- The ashes can be buried
- You can get a tattoo with ash infused ink
- There are companies that can use the ashes in the making a vinyl album. You can even choose what songs get recorded on it
Whatever you decide with your cremation service Bellingham, WA, it is important to think about what you would like to do with the ashes afterwards. You may not know right away and that’s okay. Talk to Moles Farewell Tributes & Crematory and let their caring staff offer options and help you navigate through this difficult decision.