If a loved one chooses cremation services instead of burial for his or her final wishes, memorialization may be a concern for you. At Chapel of the Chimes, we offer several options that will allow you to visit a place, leave mementos, and create a lasting legacy to the deceased. Some of your cremation memorialization options include:
A Bench Estate
A beautifully carved granite bench offers a wonderful way to memorialize a loved one. You can sit on the bench and reflect on the memories that you had with that person. Benches can be simple and elegant, ornate and detailed, or fun and interesting. Purchasing a memorial bench is a beautiful tribute to the life of someone you cared about.
Another monument choice for cremation memorialization is a pedestal. You can incorporate water elements, planters for your loved one's favorite flowers, or a special resting place for the ashes of the deceased. A pedestal offers a place to come and remember your loved one while adding stately beauty to the memorial garden you choose.
Indoor and outdoor niches are available and they offer a safe, secure place to leave your loved one's ashes. A niche provides a place to visit and reflect. An indoor niche will allow you to leave pictures and other items to memorialize your loved one. There are many different styles of niches, and you can choose the one that will best honor the deceased.
If you'd like a more natural memorialization option, consider planting a tree and spreading your loved one's ashes among the roots. As the tree grows, you'll have a visual reminder of the love and the life the deceased had, and part of him or her will live on in the tree. You'll also be reminded that there is a season for every part of life as you watch the tree bud and bloom, lose its leaves, and start the cycle over again.
The caring funeral planners at Chapel of the Chimes can help you select the right cremation memorialization option for your loved one. To learn more about the tributes and memorials we offer, call (866) 475-9407.