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Thinking Outside the Box: 5 Creative Ideas for Cremation Ashes

When considering cremation, some families worry that the options for memorialization can be limited.

When considering cremation, some families worry that the options for memorialization can be limited. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. With the increasing popularity of cremation, the options are nearly limitless. 

There are many ways to create a special, unique memorial for your loved one. In this article, we will explore just five of the unique ways to celebrate the life of your loved one after choosing cremation:

  • Scattering Over Water
  • Reef Construction
  • Fireworks Display
  • Memorial Artwork
  • Keepsake Diamond

Scattering Over Water

Consider scattering your loved one's cremated remains in a favorite lake or river. You can either use a water-soluble urn or scatter directly into the water. This act allows them to rest in a tranquil setting that holds special meaning for your family.

Reef Construction

For families seeking to help with marine life conservation, consider choosing a company that mixes the cremated remains with concrete, allowing them to drop to the seabed. This approach creates an artificial reef structure. The cremated remains become new habitats for fish and other forms of sea life. It is a beautiful way to let your loved one live on in connection to the world’s ecosystem.

Fireworks Display

Create fireworks using your loved one's cremated remains and firework powder. This captivating tribute allows you to celebrate their life by lighting up the night sky. The display will be stunning and create a lasting memory of their final farewell.

Memorial Artwork

Creating artwork using your loved one's cremated remains can be a personal and artistic way to keep their memory alive. It serves as a beautiful representation of their essence and offers a lasting tribute to be cherished for generations.

Keepsake Diamond

Turn your loved one's cremated ashes into a memorial diamond. Many companies offer this service with clear steps to guide you through the process. 

The stone can be as small or large as you prefer, and can be customized by cut, color, and clarity. This ensures the end result is as personal and special as they were.

Endless Possibilities

Choosing cremation does not limit the possibilities for memorialization. By thinking outside the box, you can create a meaningful tribute that truly captures the essence of your loved one's life. 

Find a nearby Afterall location and contact us today to get started. Let us help you create a memorialization experience that celebrates and preserves the legacy of your loved ones.

For more unique ways to honor your loved one, take a look at our article here.