When you lose a loved one, one of the main decisions you need to make is choosing between burial and cremation. Cremation is becoming increasingly popular due to the rising costs of burial plots and headstones. As well as this, there are fewer burial plots to buy, meaning many people are choosing cremation. If this is something you have decided on either for yourself or a loved one, you may be wondering what to do with the ashes. Many people choose to scatter the ashes in places they loved to visit or a place they wished they could’ve. There are many options, but if you’re not sure where or how to scatter ashes, here’s what you can do.
Special Places To Scatter Ashes
There are so many places you can choose to scatter a loved one’s ashes. Think about what they enjoyed doing, where they enjoyed going and what their passions were. There are so many possibilities, each as unique as the loved one you are remembering.
Here are some ideas:
● Your backyard
● Their hometown
● Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
● The cemetery
● Memorial sites
● Aerial scattering, fireworks or drones
● Tree or trenching burial
Scattering In Parks Or Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
If the place the person loved to visit is a public park or something similar, and this is where you would like to scatter their ashes, consider how long the park will be there. You don’t necessarily want to scatter the ashes somewhere that will be turned into a housing estate shortly after. If the land is private, you will need permission from the landowner to scatter ashes.
Travelling With Ashes
If you want to take the ashes abroad to a place the person always wanted to visit, or perhaps their favourite holiday destination, you may be taking them on the plane. To do so, you will need to carry the remains in your carry-on luggage and have an official document from a funeral director or crematorium that states what they are.
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