There are trends in most industries, including the funeral industry. If you have decided that you’d like to have cremation services in Westmont, PA for a loved one who has passed on, but you aren’t sure of much around that, you may want to think about the trends that are popular right now. While trends aren’t for everyone, when you hear what many people are doing today, it can help you to figure out what’s right for your family member. Here are some of the current cremation trends.
1-Having Services At Home
While the actual cremation services are going to be processed at the funeral home, you can have your loved one’s memorial wherever you want, including in your family home. More people are doing something small and intimate in a location that brings them comfort. You can have a family dinner at home, go over memories, and appreciate your loved one all at the same time. You will want to think about how many people you want to invite and whether or not you have the space you need for such guests.
Cremation services can be somber events, much like funeral services, but they can also be more of an opposite, like a celebration of life. Celebrations are light-hearted and focus on the high points of the person’s life instead of revolving around the sadness of their death. You can do whatever you want for a celebration of life, as is true for any memorial service. You can have a picnic, a meal in a family home, or even do an activity together as a group.
3-Keeping Ashes At Home
There are endless final resting places for a loved one’s ashes once the cremation process is complete. And when cremation occurs, your loved one’s needs are met and you can take as much time as you want thinking about what final resting place best suits that family member. Many people are deciding on keeping their loved one in an urn in their home. There are many places of honor that can work well and it’s a nice way to keep someone close, even if you have to move to another location in the future.
4-Wearing Cremation Jewelry
Cremation jewelry is like a small urn that you can wear. You can put a bit of your loved one’s ashes inside the jewelry item and then wear it, keeping your loved one close to your heart at all times. This is a nice way to share a loved one with other family members and it’s also a nice way to memorialize them in a jewelry piece that can become quite a keepsake and even a family heirloom.
Once cremation services in Westmont, PA are complete, you can memorialize your loved one in other ways, like with a permanent memorial. You can set up an angel statue in your garden, plant a tree, put a plaque on a garden bench, or do any number of other things. The professionals at Simple Alternatives Funeral Home & Crematory can help you come up with ideas.