Losing a loved one is extremely difficult and what to do with their ashes can be a tremendously tough decision. You may be struggling to find the perfect resting place that your loved one would have wanted, or there may be disputes amongst the family. Whatever the reason, we have collected some suggestions within this article for inspiration on how to divide your loved one's ashes to help you and your family through this upsetting time.
Why might you want to divide your loved one's ashes?
The most common reason for someone's ashes to be separated is because multiple family members would like to keep them close. Many people find comfort in the closeness of their loved one and knowing that they are always nearby.
This can help bring closure to a family, acting as a symbol of remembrance to pay tribute to the memories shared between the family and the life their loved one lived.
Alternatively, your loved one may have expressed their wishes for the fate of their ashes before their passing. This may have occurred verbally amongst family members or written within a will.
On the other hand, your loved one may not have expressed their wishes on the matter. Therefore, you may be finding it difficult to find the perfect tribute that resonates with your loved one. You may find an urn that you feel reflects their memory and the life they lived, or you might be wondering if they would have liked to be scattered in their favourite place.
What are your options for dividing their ashes?
Ashes jewellery can be a great way to keep your loved one close by even when you're on the go. It can be especially sentimental if you want to wear your ashes jewellery to special events such as weddings or christenings which your loved one didn't get a chance to attend.
We have a range of ashes jewellery available here at Urns For Angels. We have our self-fill ashes jewellery range which include 11m sterling silver chambers which can be filled with a small portion of your loved one's ashes. These come in a variety of colours and designs to ensure that we have a piece that resonates with your loved one.
Keepsake urns for ashes are the perfect way to divide your loved one's ashes amongst the family so that multiple family members can keep a special tribute within their home to remind them of their loved one.
You may wish to purchase matching keepsake urns for ashes or you could opt for completely different designs. We have a range of materials available such as ceramic, wood, and metal.
We have a range of matching urns and keepsake urns if you just want some of the ashes to be separated from the rest, symbolising a connection between the two pieces.
A land or water burial can have great symbolic meaning for many. Maybe they loved fishing or swimming so a water burial can enable them to continue their journeys. Perhaps they loved being in the outdoors and returning them to nature may be the perfect gesture.
Maybe you just think a water or land burial sounds like a lovely idea but you don't want to put all the ashes in one place. You can just put a portion of your loved one's ashes into a water or burial urn.
Scattering tubes allow you to scatter your angel's ashes with ease whilst keeping them safe for easy transportation. You can choose to scatter the entirety of your loved one's ashes at one location but maybe you want to choose multiple locations or keep some for the keepsake urns or jewellery.