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How to Choose the Final Resting Place after Cremation
Many people choose to be cremated rather than being buried with traditional funeral services. After the body is cremated, the remains are collected by the funeral director and given to the family. The loved ones left behind need to decide the final resting place of these remains. At Tindall Funeral Home, we have handled several cremations and often help family members make the right choice. Here are some of the options available to you:
1. Scattering the ashes
This is one of the oldest ways to handle cremation remains. People have been scattering ashes in the wind or in rivers and oceans for centuries. You can scatter them on your personal property like your lawn or garden. You can also get permission from the local authorities to scatter the ashes in a river or lake. Some people travel to special locations and scatter the ashes there and that has some symbolic value.
2. Burying them
Visiting the grave or where the remains of a loved one are buried can offer a great deal of comfort and solace. That’s one of the reasons why many reasons why some people choose to bury the ashes. You can bury them in your home and create a personal memorial at the burial site. You can also bury the ashes in the local cemetery if they permit it.
A columbarium is specifically designed to store cremation remains. This structure can be located indoors or outdoors and consists of a number of small compartments. You can book one of these compartments and store the remains in them for as long as you like.
Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our funeral services and need advice on different services.