When you plan final services for a loved one, perhaps you choose to go with cremation services in Chicago, IL. Direct cremation occurs soon after death with no services beforehand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something for your loved one to honor their memory after the cremation is complete. Here are a few ideas to help you figure out what you want to do to honor your loved one once direct cremation has taken place.
A Memorial Service
After direct cremation, you have time on your side, which is one of the many benefits for having this method done. You can take your time in planning a memorial service that is truly suited to your loved one. The service can take place in a few days, as would a traditional funeral, or it can take place a week later or even farther into the future. You can customize the service in any way you’d like, and you can invite whomever you’d like to any location. The options are open and endless.
A Celebration Of Life
Some people don’t like that memorial services often feel somber, kind of like funerals, and instead, they wish to remember their loved one for the life they lived. Celebrations of life are much more festive and, like memorial services, can take place anywhere. They’re more lively and include laughter, fun memories, perhaps an activity your loved one enjoyed, music, food, and whatever else you’d like.
An Ash Scattering
This kind of ceremony can take place in conjunction with any other, or can be completely on its own. After direct cremation occurs, you have to decide what to do with your loved one’s ashes. Some people keep them in an urn, others bury them. Many also like to spread the ashes in a special place to commemorate and honor their loved one. Once you choose a location, gather family and friends to say some words about your loved one and send them off to their final resting place.
Nothing At All
Direct cremation also gives you the option of doing nothing at all. If you know your loved one didn’t like a fuss over them or family is too spread out to gather together, you may choose to honor them separately and in your own ways. Direct cremation makes no demands on you whatsoever.
If you need cremation services in Chicago, IL for a loved one, the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options can take care of direct cremation for you. Just give us a call at (773) 631-0018 and we can transport your loved one from the place of their death to our facilities. After the death certificate and consent forms have been secured, we will do the cremation for you and then return your loved one in a simple container, or an urn of your choosing. At that point, you can have whatever kind of service you’d like, if any. We’re located at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176 and we would be honored to give your loved one these services.