When you choose to have cremation services in Muhlenberg Township, PA for a loved one you also have to decide if you are going to keep the ashes or if you will spread them. Many people like to spread the ashes of a loved one in water. In fact, your loved one may have even made a request to have their body cremated and then spread somewhere special to them. Here are some options for spreading the ashes in different bodies of water.
Many people prefer to have their ashes spread in the ocean because it’s a place they love. They may want to have them spread at their favorite beach or a place they visited often on their own or with friends. You can decide which beach or ocean to spread the ashes and then rent a boat to take the ashes out to deeper water. Some boats are available specifically for funerals and spreading the cremation ashes. If you are planning to take your family members to the services, you can have a ceremony while you spread the ashes.
Some people prefer lakes to oceans and may want to have their ashes spread there instead. If your loved one had a lake house or spent time at a local lake fishing or doing other things. You may want to choose an urn to keep the ashes in before you take them to the lake or you may want to choose one that is made for water burials and add the ashes to it before putting it in the water. There is also the option to just leave the urn facing the lake or in a place nearby where it’s not in the water but still closeby.
Rivers are another option to consider so if you are hoping to add the ashes to water that is always moving, this can be the best option. If you are planning to spread the ashes and hoping to return to the same spot to pay your respects in the future, remember that this might not be possible. The water will be flowing and the ashes will not be in the same place. Some people like the thought of their loved one being able to travel and move with the water. You may also feel like their spirit is still in the same place where you released the ashes.
If you are planning to have cremation services in Muhlenberg Township, PA for a loved one, you have to think about what you will do with the ashes. If you are content with placing them in the water, you have a few different options to consider. The above are the three to consider. If you need some help making plans for your services be sure to reach out to Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, Inc. We are happy to help you. Give us a call or stop by to learn more about our services and all the ways we can help you.