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5 Unique Ways to Handle Your Loved One’s Ashes January 7, 2019

West Haven, New Haven County
5 Unique Ways to Handle Your Loved One’s Ashes, West Haven, Connecticut

Planning the funeral of a departed loved one involves many different decisions but deciding what should be done with their ashes may be one of the most important and meaningful choices. There are many unique options for handling one’s ashes that honor the deceased and their life. Here are just some of the possibilities.

Creative Ways of Honoring Your Loved One After Cremation

1. Green Burial

If your loved one enjoyed the great outdoors, a touching option for handling their ashes is making them a part of nature forever. There are many different types of green burials that can be included in a funeral service. One method involves having a company create a biodegradable urn containing a tree seed and the ashes. This creates a gorgeous tribute that will grow and thrive for many years to come.

2. Scattering

If your loved one enjoyed a particular location more than any other, incorporating scattering their ashes into their funeral service is a fitting way to send them off. It’s important, however, to get permission from the appropriate authorities before scattering ashes in any location.

3. Fireworks

funeralIf your loved one lived life to the fullest, what better way to go out than with a bang? Cremated remains can be professionally mixed with fireworks to create a stunning send-off in the night sky.

4. Stained Glass

There are many artistic methods of handling the ashes of a loved one, but stained glass is one of the most beautiful. The departed’s ashes can be incorporated into a gorgeous piece of stained-glass artwork that can be used as part of their funeral service or kept in your home as a stunning tribute.

5. Jewelry 

A small amount of your loved one’s ashes can be used to create a wide range of beautiful jewelry including rings, necklaces, and earrings. These priceless keepsakes serve as a constant reminder of their love.


If you’re in the midst of planning a loved one’s funeral, Porto Funeral Homes in New Haven, CT, is ready to help you through the difficult time. From traditional services to unique tributes that perfectly capture the spirit of the departed, the compassionate and dedicated staff will assist in planning the funeral that’s right for your personal situation. Visit the website for more information on the services available or call (203) 467-3000 to speak with a friendly representative today.

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