How can you commemorate a loved one if they are cremated?
Remember that Friends and Loved ones often like a place to go to in order to remember the person who is deceased. Throughout human history, memorialization of the dead has been a key component of almost every culture. The Washington Monument, Tomb of the Unknowns and Vietnam “Wall” in Washington, D.C are examples of memorialization that demonstrate that, throughout our history, we have always honored our dead.
Psychologists say that remembrance practices, from the funeral or memorial service to permanent memorialization, serve an important emotional function for survivors by helping to bring closure and allowing the healing process to begin. Providing a permanent resting place for the deceased is a dignified treatment for a loved one’s mortal remains, which fulfills the natural human desire for memorialization.
Cremation is just one step in the commemorative process—the preparation of the human remains for memorialization. Today, there are many different types of memorial options from which to choose. Memorialization is a time-honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for remembrance, as well as a record for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision. The limit is set only by your imagination.
Click here to view options including:
- Family Mausoleums
- Etched Photo Keepsakes
- Granite & Marble Urns
- Cremation Memorials
- Boulders with inserted plaque
- Granite Markers for Garden
- Benches for Garden
- Standard Memorial in Cemetery