You may already know that cremation services in Daytona Beach, FL offer a lot of advantages over a traditional burial. You get the services you need at a budget-friendly price and there are flexible options for services and timelines after that. You even get to choose what happens to the ashes once the person is cremated. Once you’ve made other decisions and you have to go about figuring out what to do once the cremation services are over, it’s nice to look over the options to see what suits you or your family best. Here are a few options to consider:
Probably the most popular way to honor someone after cremation is to scatter their ashes somewhere special. You can scatter them over land, into the air, over water, on private property, or anywhere else. If you’ve never scattered ashes before, you might have a particular picture in mind, but there are actually many different ways to scatter ashes.
Casting means just tossing the ashes into the wind. You will want to check the wind direction so you don’t end up throwing anything into anyone’s face, which can be very unpleasant. You can cast alone or have others join you in the efforts.
A Water scattering is when you scatter the ashes into a body of water. You may need local authority permission for this, and you will also want a biodegradable urn that won’t hurt the natural elements. You could also get an urn that sinks into the body of water and can deteriorate from there.
Raking means to pour the ashes over loose soil, like in a garden or under a tree, and raking them into the earth. There might be local ordinances for this in certain locations so check into the rules before you perform this method in the wrong place.
Ringing ceremonies are more ritualistic, and you would form a ring with the ashes around a tree, a home, a property, or anywhere else.
And trenching is like burying, but with less depth. You dig a small hold for the ashes and cover them. You could do this in the family yard, or even near the ocean where the ashes could be taken out into the sea by the tide later.
These are just a few of the scattering options that you might consider if that’s the direction you want to take. When you need help with the process, or deciding between options, local cremation service providers in Daytona Beach, FL can help you with everything you need. Contact the specialists at Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory for answers to any questions you have. We’re located at 1233 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL and we’re compassionate individuals who truly want to help. You can call us with questions if you wat to start that way at (386) 775-2101. And we can set you up with a consultation to figure out more of the details when you’re ready. We want to help you honor your loved one however you see fit.