2019 Cremation Trends
While it may be surprising, even cremations have trends. This is 2019, after all. As cremations rise in popularity, funeral homes in Castro Valley, CA are staring to show some trends. Here are the top cremation trends for 2019. Learn more about each one to see if they might be right for your eventual or for a recently deceased loved one.
- Scattering Parties – Scattering parties are the answer to what to do with the deceased cremated remains. Rather than a private ceremony, the new trend is to have a scattering party or event tied to releasing the ashes. As people are starting to leave detailed cremation instructions and release requests, its even easier to plan an event that matches your lost loved one’s interests and spirit. Scattering events have taken a life of their own, from sails and hikes to everything in between. They are a wonderful way to celebrate the lost loved one in a unique way as you put them to rest.
- Water Cremations – As more and more states are making water cremations legal, they are quickly becoming very popular. Unlike traditional, flame-based cremations, water cremations are much better for the environment. They also simulate standard body decay processes for a more “natural” disposition. Not to mention that the cremated remains from a water cremation are much lighter and less likely to be mixed with harmful pollutants than those from a standard cremation as the remains were not burned at extreme temperatures or exposed to chemicals and gases.
- Cremation Jewels – Everyone knows you can turn your loved one’s ashes into jewelry, but not everyone knows you can turn them into actual jewels. Thanks to major technological advancements, you can quickly turn your loved one into a precious stone for a pretty fair price. You can send the deceased’s ashes to have them be pressed into a diamond that can then be set into jewelry, or turned into a priceless family heirloom. Every diamond made from cremated remains is just as unique and precious as the person it came from.
- Painted Ash Art – You can also use cremated remains in paint for art pieces. Remains are mixed with special paint that can then be used to produce a portrait of the deceased, or another special image. Cremated ashes have also been used in sculpting materials to create unique vases and home items that can be given to family members of the deceased. Its important to note, though, that you have to find a qualified and experienced artist that is comfortable with working with cremated ashes, and knows how to treat this material with respect. These cremation art pieces are always unique, and can be treasured for generations to come.
These are just a few of the many ways that cremations are changing and evolving with the times. If you’re interested in any of these modern cremation trends, or want to learn more about Castro Valley funeral home services, Deer Creek Funeral Service is to help. Please visit us at 1700 Norbridge Ave Ste D Castro Valley, CA 94546, or call us at (510) 317-7890.
Posted on Mon, June 17, 2019
by Deer Creek Webmaster