Cremation services in Reading, PA are popular for many reasons. One of those reasons is because there is so much versatility for how you can handle the ashes once the cremation is complete. The Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home assists families with planning all types of cremation memorial services. If you are planning on having a loved one cremated and are looking for creative ideas for the ashes, here are a few to consider.
If you always want to keep your loved one’s ashes near you, cremation jewelry is a good option. You can find jewelry that is designed to hold a small amount of ashes. Necklaces are the most common, but you can also find earrings, keychains, charm bracelets, and other wearable pieces that look like jewelry and function like small urns. You can even design your own cremation jewelry if desired.
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Just because you choose to keep your loved one’s ashes in a traditional urn doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with the design. You can find urns that come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. You can choose an urn that matches your own home décor where the urn will be displayed or you can choose one that matches the personality of your deceased loved one. You can even personalize the urn with a photo, poem, or image of your choice.
Believe it or not, you can actually have your loved one’s ashes tattooed into your body. This is a new and creative way to keep your loved one with you at all times. The ashes are added to the ink that is injected during the tattoo process. You can choose to have a tattoo that honors your lost loved one or any tattoo you choose can be made more special with the ashes of your loved one.
Many people choose to add the cremated ashes of their loved ones to plants so they can grow in memory of them. You can do this with almost any plant and choose to grow it inside or outside. The ashes are added to the soil with the plant and the plant draws the nutrients it needs from the ashes and the surrounding soil as it grows. Many people also request to have their ashes planted or spread over gardens. You can decide if you want to keep the plants inside or outside.
If you are considering cremation services in Reading, PA, make sure you are aware of the creative ways you can display the ashes. At the Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, we are happy to help you with all your cremation needs and are happy to suggest other creative ways to turn your loved one’s ashes into a special keepsake. You can learn more about our services by calling us at (610) 374-0962. You can also stop by our office at 444 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601. We are here to help you with your funeral planning needs.