What Does Scattering Ashes of a Loved One Mean to You?

Cremation is surging in the U.S. and around the world. Over a million Americans who pass away each year are now electing to be cremated, accounting for more than fifty percent of people who pass. Many of the people being cremated are also choosing to have their ashes scattered at their favorite place (or places).

Scattering ashes of a loved one brings many emotions and meaning to families. Here are some examples of a few of the more common ones..

Scattering Ashes Means Happiness – Knowing that a loved one is being scattered at his or her favorite place provides a feeling of joy to many families. It is typically a place that the person who passed loved to visit and is somewhere where they were happy.  Now they will forever be at their favorite place (or places)!

Scattering Ashes Provides Closure – Similar to burial, or planting a tree with a Living Urn bio urn, many people feel that the act of scattering a loved one’s ashes provides a feeling of closure.  Knowing that their loved one is at his or her final resting place is a comforting step during a very emotional time.

Scattering Ashes Means Peace - The act of scattering ashes with a high quality scattering urn, such as Eco Scattering, is a simple, quiet process that provides a feeling of peace. Many people choose to scatter in nature away from the hustle and bustle of a city.  While scattering, many people simply hear the wind blow and the sound of birds and other wildlife.  It is at this tranquil moment where surviving family and friends can reflect on the great person he or she was.

Scattering Ashes is a Celebration of Life – Many families choose to have a ceremony, whether formal or informal, that accompanies the scattering of a loved one’s ashes. These ceremonies can be anywhere – on a mountaintop, in the ocean, at a lake, on a hiking trail, at a beautiful park, etc. and are times where people can celebrate the life of the person who passed and share stories, recite religions versus, etc.  It is at such a ceremony where the person’s ashes can be scattered.

Scattering Ashes is Beautiful – Having a loved one be at his or her favorite spot as a final resting place creates a feeling of beauty for many. It is typically what the deceased wanted and it is being carried out according to their wishes.  Many places where people choose to scatter are also very scenic simply adding to the beautiful event.

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