Things to Consider Putting in a Loved One’s Cremation Container

Posted on August 23, 2021 by W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors under Cremation Services
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At the start of a person’s cremation services in Saltillo, MS, their body is going to be properly prepared for cremation and then placed into a cremation container. This cremation container will then get put into a cremation chamber so that the cremation process can play out. But before it does, a person’s family will often have the opportunity to stick a few things into their loved one’s cremation container so that they can be cremated along with them. You and your family might want to put several items into your loved one’s cremation container. Learn about some of the options that you’ll have as far as what you can put into a cremation container with a loved one.

Handwritten letters, cards, notes, etc.

Before your loved one’s Saltillo, MS cremation takes place, you should say your goodbyes to them. You can do this during the viewing and/or funeral service that you hold for them. But you might also want to do it by writing them a letter, card, note, etc. and having it cremated with their body. Your entire family could come together to write one letter, or each of your family members could sit down and write their own letter. Either way, it’ll prove to be a very therapeutic exercise for your whole family.

Old family photographs

When your loved one is being cremated, you want them to be surrounded with as much love and support as they can possibly get. You can obviously make this possible by attending their cremation with your fellow family members. But you can also do it by placing a few old family photographs into their cremation container. You might not want to cremate your original family photos, but it’s simple enough in this day and age to print out copies of them for a loved one’s cremation services.

Important pieces of clothing

You and your family might not love the idea of parting ways with some of your loved one’s favorite clothes. But if you don’t really know what else you’re going to do with them, you might want to put them into their cremation container with them and have them cremated. You’re going to need to steer clear of cremating certain types of clothing, like anything that has metal on it. But generally speaking, you should be able to cremate most kinds of clothes along with a loved one.

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Stuffed animals

If you have some younger family members who are struggling to wrap their heads around a loved one’s loss, you might want to think about having them play an active role in their cremation. They can do this by placing a stuffed animal into your loved one’s cremation container. You can tell them that this stuffed animal is going to protect your loved one throughout the cremation process. It might make them feel a little bit better about things and help to put their minds at ease.

Do you have questions about what you can and can’t put into a loved one’s cremation container? W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is a Saltillo, MS funeral home that can answer any and all questions you might have. We can also help you carry out a loved one’s cremation services from start to finish. Give us a call to get started.

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