Would you like to bring a loved one’s cremated remains back home with you following their cremation services in Lock Haven, PA so that you can put them out on display? You’ll obviously need to have them put into a cremation urn before you can do that. But once that’s done, you’re welcome to take the remains home so that you can create a display somewhere in your house. Here are some of the places where you might want to consider putting your loved one’s remains for all to see.
Where and how to display an urn in your home?
If you always have a lot of people coming in and out of your home, putting your loved one’s cremated remains into the foyer after their Lock Haven, PA cremation services might not be the best idea. There is a good chance that it could end up getting knocked over if this is the case. But the great thing about putting a loved one’s remains in the foyer of your home is that they’ll be the first thing that you see when you walk into your house and the last thing that you see when you walk out of it. It’ll help to keep your loved one’s memory alive each and every day.
If you and your family want to feel your loved one’s presence when you’re hanging out as a family, then the best place to put their cremated remains will often be the living room. You can put them up on the fireplace mantel if you have one or stick them on a bookshelf if you would like. Whatever the case, you’ll continue to feel a connection with your loved one when you take this approach to displaying their cremated remains.
Do you have a hutch in your dining room that you use to store your fine china? You might want to turn a portion of that hutch into a place where you can put your loved one’s cremated remains. Doing this will, first and foremost, keep your loved one’s remains safe and sound at all times. But it’ll also give you the chance to enjoy meals with your loved one still nearby. It might encourage you to share more stories about your loved one while you eat as well.
If your loved one was someone who was pretty much always in the kitchen cooking up a storm,
you might want to display their cremated remains in the place that they loved most. You obviously won’t want to leave the remains out on a countertop or anything. But you can likely find a shelf somewhere that would be perfect for your loved one’s urn. It’ll make it feel like they’re still in the kitchen at times when you have their remains there.
Before you can start trying to figure out where to put a loved one’s cremated remains or how to display their urn, you’ll need to carry out a cremation for them. Maxwell Funeral Home specializes in helping families to plan and conduct Lock Haven, PA cremations. Give us a call to hear all about the cremation services that we can provide for you.
Urns and Ashes FAQs
Is it disrespectful to open an urn?
As a general rule, it is disrespectful to open an urn contrary to the decedent’s wishes or beliefs, or for your own curiosity or benefit. You can be confident that you are treating your loved one with proper respect if you are opening the urn to follow their instructions (for scattering, etc) or to honor their memory.
What does the Bible say about keeping ashes?
There is no Biblical precedent for cremation. Ultimately, it depends on the personal wishes of the deceased or, if no wishes were left, the feelings and preferences of those making decisions for their final arrangements. If you decide to cremate and scatter ashes, nothing in the Bible prohibits you from doing so.
How long do Ashes last in an urn?
Many biodegradable burial urns are made from bamboo or wood. The rate of degradation for these urns will range from 1 year to 20 years after being buried.