Your Options for Cremated Remains
Planning a funeral can be an overwhelming experience, whether it’s for yourself or someone you love. When someone passes away, hopefully they will have specified whether they want to be buried or cremated. Cremation is an increasingly popular option, as it is simple, economical, and does not rule out the possibility of being interred in a cemetery. There are a number of options for where to place cremated remains after a person is deceased so that friends and family can visit and honor their memory long after they are gone. Read on to learn more about options for cremated remains.
An urn is a receptacle where cremated remains are stored. Urns come in a variety of styles, colors, and shapes, so consider choosing one that best reflects the tastes and preferences of the deceased. You might select a vase-like urn that’s made of metal, or an understated wooden box depending on your preferences. An urn can be ornate, elegant, sophisticated, or a combination of all of these. Consult with family members and friends for opinions if you are having a hard time selecting an urn.
In addition to gravestones, cemeteries typically also have columbaria where cremated remains are placed. A columbarium offers a specific and permanent place for the urn with the cremated remains to rest. This allows mourners to visit at any time, and provides a way for future generations to remember their relatives, as well. The columbarium may be located inside a mausoleum, and cremated remains have their own area or room.
If you or your loved one would prefer your cremated remains to be placed in an open-air setting, consider placement in a garden niche. Ask your memorial counselor if this is an option at the cemetery of your choosing. A garden niche provides a beautiful view and a natural setting for cremated remains to be located.
At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we understand that you and your family are going through a difficult time. That’s why we’ve provided compassionate cremation services in the Los Angeles area for over 100 years. Call us at (310) 412-6500 to find out more about our cemetery services.