How to Memorialize Cremated Remains

Cremation Services Oahu

Choosing cremation services after a loved one passes opens up questions about the proper way to store the cremains. Your funeral home can help you explore all of the options, including placing them in a mausoleum niche or entombment. Here are some of the options to consider as you determine the best way to memorialize your loved one’s cremated ashes.

Home Storage
One of the benefits some people see to cremation services is that you can keep your loved one close by storing his or her ashes at home. The ashes can be placed in an urn that you can display on a shelf in your house, and they can even be separated into multiple urns so that other family members can also maintain that connection. Urns come in a variety of sizes, designs, and colors to allow you to pick the most fitting tribute to your lost loved one.

Cemetery Options
Several traditional cemetery options are suited to cremation remains. Some families choose to put the remains in a traditional burial plot with a headstone. Other families opt to use a niche in a mausoleum. At Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, our Haka House, Byodo-In Temple, and cremation islands are all also potential memorial options for cremated remains. Cremation benches and memorial rocks placed in cemeteries are also popular options.

Glass or Diamonds
For a unique memorial, some people choose to have a portion of the ashes converted into glass or laboratory-grown diamonds. The glass can be made in to a decorative piece while the diamonds can be turned into jewelry. Other types of cremation jewelry, such as lockets, allow you to keep a small amount of the cremains with you.

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is happy to answer all of your questions about cremation services near Oahu, HI and your memorialization options. We can also provide grief counseling, tribute videos, and other tools to help you personalize funeral services. For more information, please call (808) 239-8811.

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