As more families are choosing cremation for disposition the memorial option of scattering is becoming a popular option. Scattering the remains of a loved one offers families closure and the start of the healing process. When choosing to scatter the remains of a loved one there are some key things to remember:
- Choose a location or locations that were meaningful to your loved one or reminds you of them.
Choosing a location can be a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. Take some time to brain storm your loved one’s favorite place(s) or a place that is special to you. There is no rule that says you can’t choose more than one location. If your loved one had favorite places throughout the city or even through the country choose the locations that mean the most and create a plan to scatter in those locations.
- Bring a support system.
If you choose to scatter your loved one’s remains don’t do it alone. This memorial option is a beautiful way to honor your loved one’s life, but it can also be a difficult and emotional time. Have family and close friends there to support you and help you through this time. Even if you are the only one doing the scattering it is important to have support with you.
- Make the experience memorable.
Capture the moment through pictures or videos, say a few words before starting the scattering, or play your loved one’s favorite song in the background. This time of scattering is also a time to remember your loved one and all the memories you shared together. Take time to share stories and enjoy time with others who have joined you in this experience.