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Reasons to Bring a Loved One’s Remains Home 

Published: October 24, 2022
by ARN Funeral & Cremation Services
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Do you want to keep a loved one’s cremated remains close to you in the days, weeks, months, and even years following their death? If you do, you might want to give some thought to bring their remains back home with you after their cremation services in Indianapolis, IN. You can display their remains in your home and keep their memory alive for many years to come. See some of the top reasons why you should consider bringing a loved one’s remains home below. 

To maintain a connection with your loved one 

After losing a loved one, you’re going to feel like you don’t have a connection to them anymore. But you can keep this connection going to some degree by bringing their loved one’s remains home with you once their Indianapolis, IN cremation is complete. You might be surprised to feel what a strong connection you’re able to maintain with them even though they aren’t around in the flesh anymore. You will think about them each and every time you see their remains sitting on a shelf in your home. 

To pay tribute to your loved one 

Once you get a loved one’s remains home, you can use them to pay tribute to your loved one. You might want to go as far as to create an entire display for your loved one’s remains on a fireplace mantel, in a hutch, or in another spot in your home. This is another good way for you to keep your connection with them. You’ll feel like your loved one will continue to have a strong presence in your home when you create a display and show it off to the world. 

To keep your loved one’s remains safe 

If you decide to part ways with your loved one’s remains by burying them, storing them in a columbarium, or scattering them, there is no telling what might happen to them. You aren’t necessarily going to feel like your loved one’s remains are safe. But when you have them in your home, you’ll feel like you have more control over the safety and security of your loved one’s remains. Keeping your loved one’s remains at home will provide you with peace of mind that you won’t get with your other options. 

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To save money while deciding what to do with your loved one’s remains 

If you choose to do something else with a loved one’s remains other than bringing them home with you, it’s likely going to cost you at least a little bit of money. You’ll have to pay to bury a loved one’s remains or store them in a columbarium. And you might even get stuck footing the bill for travel expenses if you scatter a loved one’s remains somewhere that isn’t near your home. By bringing your loved one’s remains, you can avoid these kinds of expenses. It’s the cheapest way to deal with a loved one’s remains following their cremation services. 

Families can do any number of things with a loved one’s remains after their Indianapolis, IN cremations are over and done with. We can speak to you more about your options when you utilize our funeral home. Give us a call and let us handle all your cremation needs. 

 

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