What can I do with My Father's Ashes?
Losing someone creates a very difficult time for families. Here at Urns For Angels, we understand that and we want to help you through this process to make it as easy as possible. That's why we have written this article to help you out with some meaningful ideas about what to do with your beloved father's ashes. There is a magnitude of options when it comes to our loved one's ashes. We can scatter them using fireworks, we can use their ashes to make all kinds of art like vinyls, the possibilities are endless.
The Right Cremation Urn for you
Finding the right cremation urn can be overwhelming, especially when you don't know where to start. There are an array of shapes, sizes, colours and materials that can be chosen from. Skilled artisans all over the world are coming up with new creative designs for urns every day. The idea of keeping a loved one's ashes in your home doesn't have to be in a traditional rounded vase with a tapered base and neck anymore.
For example, we have many urns that are tailored to the hobbies and interests of your loved one. Here we have our Flame Motorcycle Fuel Tank Cremation Urn for Ashes for all those father's who loved their motorbike.
The Motorcycle Fuel Tank Cremation Urns for Ashes have been professionally handmade after the traditional models of real-life sculpted motorcycle fuel tanks. These urns are made from ceramic material and then carefully painted; the opening is placed at the top of the urn which is at the same place where fuel would be inserted.
Some kids might not fancy keeping their father's ashes inside the home so they might opt for a burial. There are two different kinds of urn burials: land burial and water burial.
A land burial is where a biodegradable urn is used to store a loved one's ashes and then this urn is buried within the ground, usually at least a 3 foot deep hole. Over time, the natural materials of the urn will slowly biodegrade to release the ashes and allow them to become integrated into the environment.
You may also wish to bury your father's ashes and plant a tree on top to grow from him. Alternatively, you may want to create a memorial garden around where he is buried if you decide on your own garden.
A water burial is when the urn is placed within a body of water, such as the sea or a lake, and within a matter of minutes the urn will slowly start to disintegrate and release your loved one's ashes into the water to re-join the circle of life.
For example, our Journey Biodegradable Water Urn for Ashes is suitable for water burial as it is made using biodegradable paper which will slowly dissipate within the water. A water soluble bag is also included to safely transfer your ashes into the urn.
Along with cremation urns for ashes, memorial jewellery has come along way in recent years with new possibilities and designs emerging all the time. Memorial jewellery allows you to keep your father close to you and take him on journeys he didn't get the chance to go on himself. This may be in the form of a necklace, ring, bracelet, keyring or even cufflinks. We have a range of designs of jewellery available including self-fill ashes jewellery.
For example, we have our Braided Stainless Steel Ashes Bracelet which is simplistic and modern in design making it suitable for all genders and styles. The bracelet is made from high quality 316 stainless steel which is durable and long lasting. The bracelet has an 11mm ash chamber and a magnetic enclosure design to keep the container secure.
Scattering ashes has the ability to be an extremely sentimental and meaningful experience for you, your family and your mother's memory. There may have been a place where your father loved to go or a placed where he always wanted to go but never got the chance, perhaps a lake where he frequently went fished or a mountain he never climbed. You have the opportunity to turn the scattering of ashes act into a ceremony where a few families and friends may gather. This may be especially worthwhile for your family if a funeral was never held.
Here is an example of one of our scattering tubes we have available, The Bamboo Eco Friendly Scattering Tube for Ashes Range. The tube is equipped with a special locking mechanism which allows the urn to be re-secured allowing the ashes to be safe to travel with again to other places.
The scattering urn also allows you to transport the ashes of your loved one with convenience and ease to their chosen resting place without the risk of spilling. If your desired location to scatter the ashes requires transportation by aeroplane, the airlines permit you to take the ashes within your hand.