Honoring A Cremated Loved One

When your loved one wanted to be cremated, you follow through with that wish, but you may not know how to honor their memory after Chaska, MN cremation is complete. There are actually a lot more options with cremation than there are traditional funerals. Don’t despair that you won’t be able to say goodbye to your loved one or get closure over their loss. There are plenty of ideas and options and the funeral home you work with will be able to help you find the right one. Here are a few ideas to get you started down the right path.  

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Plant Something 

If your loved one wanted to keep things simple around their final services, you can honor their memory by planting something for them. If they had a favorite flower or tree, or enjoyed keeping a vegetable garden, choose something you know they would enjoy. One of the most popular options is a tree and you can plant it in a park or within your own yard so every time you see it, you can remember your loved one. You can even use an urn that can be planted along with seeds so something will grow from your loved one’s ashes.  

An Intimate Memorial 

While there’s nothing wrong with having a larger memorial that’s open to the public, you might also want to have something smaller and more intimate with just a few close relatives. Some people choose this type of gathering as an opportunity to spread their loved one’s ashes in a good location. That might be over a lake, in a park, or around their house. Talk about your loved one and share good memories to keep the time focused on them and a life well-lived.  

Create A Lasting Memorial 

If your loved one enjoyed a certain park, loved baseball, or had something else specific about them, create a lasting memorial for them in honor of that. You could purchase a brick at their favorite stadium and have it laid outside. Buy a park bench and put a plaque on it with their name. Or any number of other things that creates a way for their name and memory to live on.  

If you aren’t sure what you want to do or even what might be appropriate, contact the professionals at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation. We work with cremation in Chaska, MN on a regular basis and we have plenty of suggestions to offer to you so you can find something that suits your family and your loved one. We have three locations, but you can call us at the closest one by dialing (952) 445-1202. Ask for ideas, tell us about your loved one, and set up arrangements. You can also speak to our funeral director in person and as you go over packages, options, and details, the right ideas might come to you in that setting. We’re located at 833 Marschall Rd, Shakopee, MN 55379 and we’re here to help you get through this difficult time. 

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