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ALTERNATIVES TO CREMATION MEMORIAL SERVICES

Published: November 7, 2022
by Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cremation Center

cremation services in Brentwood TN

When a loved one passes on, there are a variety of things you can do to take care of that person’s needs. You can have a funeral home service for them, or you can go with cremation services in Brentwood, TN. If you decide on cremation, that opens the options for what you can do to honor your loved one. Many people have memorial services, and those can take any form you want. You could have a service that feels like a funeral, or one that is more casual or even celebratory in nature. Or, you can forego that memorial service and do something else. Here are some of the alternatives.

Photo Tributes

Photo tributes to your loved one can be a nice way to share your memories and instill them in others as well. You can create an online photo gallery and share it with family and friends. You can place photos on social media so everyone can see them. Or you can place the pictures on a thumb drive or CD and make copies for your family to enjoy. That tribute can allow everyone to honor their loved ones and remember them in just the right ways at any time.

A Personalized Urn

While your loved one will be provided with a simple container for their remains with any cremation package you choose, you might want to get a personalized urn for them to honor them. If you aren’t having any services, you can choose a personalized urn instead. You might, for example, get an urn in a color you liked and have a picture painted on it that depicts the ocean or something else they appreciated. You can even have your family sign their good wishes on the urn to make it even more unique and special.

Video Tributes

Video tributes are something people often play at memorial services, but you can create one even if there is no service. This is something you can use as an honoring thing yourself, or you can distribute it to family members and friends so everyone can enjoy those little special moments that your loved one had as a memorial to the good life they had.

Online Memorials

You might not have an in-person memorial, but you can do something online if you want. You can set up a website for your loved one, for example, and friends and family can post pictures and memories and share them with one another. People can also share their condolences and look through the items others have shared to remember some of those good times. The idea behind funeral planning is simply that you are able to help your family plan a fitting tribute to you by recording what is important to you.

Memorial Items

There are a number of memorial items you could buy to help you to honor your loved one after their cremation services in Brentwood, TN. You might get cremation jewelry, for example, to place a few of your loved one’s ashes within so you can wear them close to your heart. You can also get a statue that reminds you of them or any variety of other things to keep in your home.

 

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