How to Scatter Ashes

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How to Scatter Ashes

In this post, we will go over the basics of what you may wish to consider before organising a ceremonial event to scatter the ashes of your loved one and commemorate their life. As a brand that provides Cremation Jewellery, we understand this can be a heart-wrenching task to undergo. However, hopefully, this post can help if you are unsure how to scatter the ashes of your lost loved one.

What to consider before you scatter cremation ashes

Choose a location

Some people will leave a preferred location in their will where they wish their ashes to be scattered. However, sometimes the site they choose is not viable, or you can’t get permission to scatter ashes in this place. In these cases, or if you are scattering pet ashes, you may have to choose the location you think best suits your lost loved one. Popular options include woodland areas, cliffs, and the ocean.

Go with the wind

Many people choose to scatter ashes into the wind for a memorable and natural send-off. To avoid any accidental unpleasant encounters, we recommend you check the direction of the wind before letting your loved one go to rest in nature. Throw the ashes into the wind using a scattering tube at waist height to avoid them falling back into you if the wind changes direction.

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Say your last words

Although the act of scattering ashes can only take a minute or so, you can extend this ceremonious occasion by saying a few words of goodbye to your loved one. You may wish to say these words to yourself in private or speak openly to others around you and share your last words.

Before you scatter the ashes, it is always best to hold a moment of silence to allow each person to think of the person or pet in their best light and send them on their way with a happy memory in your mind.

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Save a small portion of the ashes

You may also wish to consider saving a small amount of the ashes to keep forever. Including your loved ones ashes in an ashes necklace or other token can allow you to have a keepsake of the individual or pet with you at all times. You can then wear the jewellery and hold it when you feel lost in times of grief.

Just be aware that if you are collecting human ashes for memorial jewellery, they can stick to your skin, so it’s best to wear gloves to avoid any discomforting experiences.

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Sending you love

We have been making Ashes Jewellery, and other memorabilia for almost 6 years, so we know just how challenging the experience of scattering ashes can be. It may also be an incredible time for you to gather your family and close friends to appreciate each other and support one another in this difficult time.

Finally, we send you love and virtual hugs from our family and team at Inscripture.