After Cremation Services
Cremation services in Frisco, TX offer tons of advantages from cost and environmental impact to flexibility. Cremations are also very flexible after they’re over, as they offer a range of options for what you can do with the cremated remains, including scattering and entombment.
Did you know you can bury or entomb ashes once cremated? This adheres to more traditional burying methods while also remaining cost effective. However, buried or entombed remains must be in biodegradable urns to preserve the environment.
- Columbarium: There are rooms and spaces dedicate to housing urns, often in churches but sometimes in freestanding structures. These spaces have niches and recessed areas designed to display urns of all shapes and sizes. These rooms offer places of remembrance.
- Crypt or Mausoleum: You can also entomb ashes in a crypt or mausoleum. These options often hold special religious or familial significance but can be more expensive to columbarium. Roman Catholics traditionally prefer this method.
- Memorial Object: Remains can also be housed in special memorial objects such as benches, rocks, or grave markers. These memorials allow loved ones to celebrate their deceased in personalized and special ways.
- Family Plot: Traditional burial in the family plot or cemetery is yet another option for housing remains of loved ones. Burial is a great way to use cremation while still adhering to important family traditions.
However, the most traditional way to memorialize someone after cremation is by scattering the ashes. You can scatter ashes over land, into the air, or over water; on private property, public places, or at a special site that holds significance for you, or your deceased loved one. There are quite a few methods of scattering ashes. They include:
- Casting: As the name denotes, casting simply means tossing the cremated remains on the wind. When casting ashes, make sure to check the wind direction day of. You can involve the entire family by having each person cast a bit of the ashes.
- Water Scattering: You can scatter ashes into any body of water, with permission from the local authorities. You can also sink a water-soluble urn into the ocean for a similar effect.
- Raking: Rake ashes by pouring them over loose soil and raking them to combine. Raking is traditionally performed in special scattering gardens due to local ordinances.
- Ringing: Ringing is more of a ceremony than the other options and involves forming a ring around an object like a tree or a home with the ashes.
- Trenching: Trenching is like burying, but at a much lesser depth. Dig a shallow hole, place the ashes inside, and cover them with dirt. You can also trench on a beach so the remains of your loved one can be taken out to sea by the tides.
Want to learn more about your options for after Frisco, TX cremation services? Just reach out to Slay Memorial Funeral Center. You can stop by and visit us or give us a call today. We’re happy to do what we can for you in your time of loss or of preplanning.