Did you know cremation is actually the most popular method for memorializing the deceased, surpassing earth burial? No longer are cremation services in Richmond, TX playing second fiddle – funeral homes like Davis Greenlawn Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries have embraced the growing demand and evolved their programs to better serve their clients. Here are some of the most popular new trends in cremation programs in the Texas area.
When death comes suddenly and unexpectedly, it can be overwhelming for the family to try to plan a memorial service on a few days’ notice. That’s why the flexible timeline of cremation is a major plus. Cremation can be performed immediately and the ashes returned to the family while you plan how best to celebrate your loved one. This can be a private scattering ceremony, or a full service held at our reception halls.
Green Cremation Options
More clients are asking about the carbon footprint of cremation programs, and many funeral homes have taken the opportunity to add new eco-friendly options. Aquamation is a new alternative to traditional cremation that replaces the high-powered cremator with a heated alkaline solution that breaks down the body. It takes under a day and has the same result of eliminating the organic matter and leaving the bone ash.
Green Memorial Options
Do you want to return your loved one to nature in a way that will leave a lasting memorial? Two new options give you that chance. Biodegradable urns containing a tree seed are designed to be planted, eventually collapsing in the earth and releasing the ashes and seed to grow into a powerful tree. Coral balls are a ceramic receptacle designed to be placed in the water containing the ashes, and the shape of the ball will attract sea life like coral to make a home on the ball.
Families are trending away from placing the ashes in a single urn and leaving it at one home, instead preferring to spread the love. For families that want to split the ashes among a few core members, we offer smaller urns designed for home display. For those who want smaller amounts of the ashes that can be worn on the person, we offer a selection of vials and pendants that can hold a pinch while resembling jewelry.
For those who want to use the remains in a way that speaks to their passions or that of their loved one, the ashes can be transformed in safe and unique ways. It’s common to mix the sterile ashes into paint or ink for a work of art. If you want to work with a third-party specialist, unique options are available like transforming the ashes into a diamond, fireworks, or even tattoo ink that can be safely inscribed on the skin by an experienced artist.
If these trends interest you, Richmond, TX cremation services can help. Contact Davis Greenlawn Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries for more information on our services or to set up a consultation with our funeral director.