When you choose cremation services in New Providence, NJ, you’ll work with our experienced funeral director to develop the perfect memorial for your loved one. But while we offer time-honored traditions like centerpiece urns and cemetery burials, and we’re happy to help arrange a scattering of the ashes at your chosen location, many new and unique options are gaining popularity. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most creative ways people choose to honor their loved one’s memory after cremation.
A Growing Memorial
For clients who want a green memorial, a new line of biodegradable urns is gaining popularity as a way to create a permanent tribute. These urns come with tree seeds in the base and break down once planted. That means your loved one’s ashes will eventually be incorporated into the growing sapling, which will grow into a tall tree that will last decades and give you and your family a fixed gathering spot where you can be close to the departed.
An Artistic Approach
If you or your loved one have a passion for art or music, the sterile cremation ashes can be incorporated into material like ink or paint to create a personalized tribute like a painting or sheet of music. Some clients with a passion for body art have even worked the ashes into tattoo ink to have a piece of their loved one permanently inked into their body, and this is safe when performed under the supervision of an experienced tattoo artist.
New Life in the Ocean
Scattering ashes in the ocean is a famous way of celebrating the life of someone who loved the water, but a new option creates a longer-lasting option. Coral balls are small porous balls that incorporate a portion of the ashes and are designed to attract sea life like coral to make them their homes. Thus, these balls – marked by a GPS tag so you’ll always know where they are – become their own ecosystem and host sea life.
An Explosive Sendoff
Was your loved one the type to appreciate a little pomp and circumstance in their final tribute? Third-party companies that transform cremation ashes into fireworks are taking new clients, and this is a great way to create a dazzling one-of-a-kind tribute. This is an ideal way to celebrate someone’s life after a backyard barbecue and memorial, if local laws regulating fireworks permit it.
Always With You
If you want a long-lasting and durable memorial option for cremation ashes, you won’t do any better than turning your loved one into a precious stone. Third-party companies can take the ashes and press them into a stunning diamond that makes for an ideal ring or necklace. If you’re looking for a memento that won’t break and won’t get lost or fall over, a diamond is one of a kind.
Are you looking for help arranging a one-of-a-kind memorial after New Providence, NJ cremation services? Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, LLC are ready to help, so set up a consultation by visiting our offices at 345 Main St, Chatham, NJ 07928, or contact us on our website or by phone at (973) 635-2428. We can also be reached at our Summit, Springfield, Union, or Whippany offices.