When you are planning cremation services in Mattoon, IL, either for yourself as part of a pre-plan, or for a loved one who has passed on, you will likely start looking at cremation packages with the funeral home. Once you choose a package, you have everything you have to have for the cremation process. You can simply buy a package and call it good. However, if you want to get some extras, like products that go along with cremation, the funeral home can help with that as well. Keep in mind that while the professionals can show you items, you don’t have to buy from them. You can get your cremation merchandise from any vendor. Here are some of the most popular items to consider to go along with a cremation package.
Your cremation service package will come with a simple container for ashes, but many families like to get an urn that feels more personal and can be customized. If you are buying for yourself, you can get whatever material and style you like. If you are buying for a loved one, try to get something in their tastes. Keep functions in mind as well. If you are giving your loved one burial at sea, for example, a biodegradable urn that breaks down in the water is best. If you are displaying them in your home, a nice urn that looks good in the house is a perfect fit.
While you can keep an urn in your house to keep your loved one close, you can be even closer to them if you were to wear a piece of their ashes within cremation jewelry. You can get jewelry items that look like pendants, hearts, crosses, and other such things that have a small container on them. You are able to take a piece of your loved one anywhere you go. Plus, you can split the ashes among as many people as you’d like. These jewelry items come in necklaces bracelets, rings, and other items.
It might feel awkward to have an urn in your home or, perhaps more than one person wants to keep your loved one with them. In those cases, memorial frames are nice. The frames have room for a nice picture of your loved one and there is an urn set up behind it. You can keep the picture prevalent and the ashes nearby. Since the frames have smaller urns, your loved one can be shared.
There are other products that you could consider with cremation services in Mattoon, IL ad the professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd can go over those with you. Don’t worry about being pressured into buying anything. The products are available, but you are completely in control over what you buy or don’t buy. We’re here to make sure you know the options so you can do what’s best for your situation. If you plan ahead for yourself, you have time to think about what you want. Talk to family members about what you might want to do for a loved one who has passed on.