When a loved one passes on, all you want to do is make sure they are in good hands and honor their memory. No matter what kind of final disposition method you use, you can have confidence that your loved one is being honored. Both traditional burial and cremation services in Chicago, IL are respectful and dignified. If you choose to go with cremation services, however, there are more options for how you can honor your loved one. Here are a few unique ways you could celebrate their memory.
Create A Celebration Of Life
After cremation occurs, many families have memorial services, which often feel much like funerals. But there are also other options, including a celebration of life. If you want your family members to enjoy your loved one’s memories and remember their life in a happy way, this is a great option. You can share photos, stories, and memories to bring their spirit into the room. While it’s always sad to lose someone, remembering how much they gave and loved life can help people get through the loss.
Push Back The Timeline
It can be really hard to plan a funeral or memorial service on a short timeline. You want everything to be just right. Many families rush through the process because they feel like they need to put something together right away. Others, however, recognize that cremation can honor their loved one at whatever time they want it to occur. If you want to put the service off, for example, so you can plan something really special and allow more family to travel to the area, having time on your side can really help. You can put together a slideshow or picture books, arrange special speakers to share great stories, and whatever else you want.
Do Something Outside
Many people have funeral homes host their memorial services, but cremation services don’t have to go that direction. If your loved one enjoyed nature, host an ash scattering in the park. You can also plant a tree in their honor, or dedicate a bench. The outdoor activities are nearly endless and you can choose something really special to honor your loved one.
If you’re ready to think through the options for cremation services in Chicago, IL, you’re welcome to contact Chicagoland Cremation Options. We’re here to help you with whatever cremation options you’d like. You’ll get nothing but respect and compassion from us every step of the way. And we’ll ensure that your loved ones are treated with the dignity they deserve throughout the process as well. Give us a call at (773) 631-0018 and we’ll talk through some options and see what works best for you. It’s also nice to stop by and talk to our representatives in person. We’re located at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176 and we’re happy to show you our facilities and let you know more about how we operate. You can visit our website to see more about us as well at chicagolandcremationoptions.com.