While very few people want to think about life after they are gone, sometimes doing so is necessary to plan for the future. For example, what do you want your loved ones to do with your body after you die? If you are like many people, you may choose cremation, but what about after that?
For those who choose cremation after death, there are numerous ways to honor that person after they are gone by doing something meaningful with his or her ashes. If you are unsure where to start when thinking of possible ideas, consider this list for some inspiration.
1. Plant a Tree
What better way is there to honor a life lost than with new life? Without a doubt, turning human ashes into a tree is an excellent way to do exactly this. By carefully collecting your loved one’s ashes into a special container that goes through an in-depth preservation process, an experienced company like Mornington Green can help you accomplish your loved one’s dream to be a tree after death.
2. Scatter Them While Skydiving
Another unique idea is to take your deceased loved one skydiving with you. Although many people fear doing this while alive or miss out on the opportunity to try it, you can make sure your friend or family member finally gets to check skydiving off his or her bucket list, even after death.
3. Get a Tattoo
If you are a fan of ink, you may have an interest in converting some of your loved one’s ashes into tattoo ink. Then, with the help of a professional, the ink can then create a special tattoo that you will always have. Because this is a very precise process, do not try this with just any tattoo artist.
4. Create Beautiful Keepsake Jewelry
Maybe you would like to keep your loved one close without doing anything too fancy. That is okay, too. In that case, one idea that may work well for you is creating beautiful keepsake jewelry where you can always store the ashes. Whether you create a necklace, bracelet, or ring, the options are endless. You can also customize the piece to remind you of the person.
5. Scatter Them Around the Globe
Although there are several reasons why scattering ashes is bad, there are ways to do it more carefully so that you do not damage the surrounding environment. In general, it is important to choose the right location for scattering as well as the right container for transporting ashes. After taking steps to scatter responsibly, another option to consider is scattering your loved one’s ashes all around the globe in their favorite places and/or bucket list destinations
6. Let Them Explore the Ocean
Another potential resting place where you need to be mindful of the environment is in the ocean. Undoubtedly, countless people send human ashes into the sea to send their loved ones away with the waves, but if it is something you are considering, look into a reputable organization that can help you do it in an environmentally friendly way.
7. Shoot Them as Fireworks
Was your loved one always the star of the show? If so, why not give them one last send-off into the sky that catches everyone’s attention? One unique way that some people choose to honor their loved ones is by shooting ashes into the sky as fireworks. Again, the process is one where you will want the help of a professional, but it is definitely something that is possible.
8. Launch Them Into Space
Speaking of shooting things into the sky, why stop with fireworks? If your loved one was a fan of space, then launching their ashes into orbit is another unique way to honor them. While most people only dream about flying with the stars, this is one way you can actually give your loved one the opportunity to really do so.
At the end of the day, there is no limit to the number of ways that you can honor your loved one’s ashes. This list is truly just the beginning. While you may not want to think about life after you are gone, do any of these ideas sound interesting to you?