Water Burial | Urns for Ashes
A Unique Way to Express The Passing of a Loved One
Water burial is gaining popularity with families saying goodbye to the ones they love, particularly if the passed was is some way very connected to water or area. People who are fond of surfing, boating, fishing and scuba diving often choose this method of burial.
In the ever increasing awareness of being environmentally friendly, water burial is being chosen by many people because many of the urns used for this are biodegradable, which means they are earth friendly. This is also a very inexpensive alternative to a traditional casket burial, which can easily cost over one thousand dollars.
When choosing this method of saying goodbye to your loved one, the family often chooses what type of ceremony will take place. Often, the services are conducted by the family, but formal clergy may be chosen to conduct the ceremony if that is their wish. Soft music may play as the ritual is performed.
Water burial is usually performed in an area where water traffic is at a minimum and there is little chance of any commotion. There are many special burial urns that can be used for this purpose, many of which are “green.” Usually, rose petals, leaves or other types of flowers are used to toss into the water along with the urn as a loving tribute to the deceased. The petals and urn gently float out to sea on the currents of the water. It is a very peaceful way to say a final farewell to a loved one.
Biodegradable urns can be used for scattering or burial. Placed into the water, these special urns will float for a few minutes, then will slip under where they will disintegrate safely, without causing harm to the environment. They are friendly for the lake, ocean or wide river.
Water burial is a heart warming and extremely touching way to say goodbye to a loved one, but some people want to keep a small portion of the cremains. This can be done by using keepsake urns which are small and come in a wide variety so that you can choose which is right for you. In this way, you can say your final farewell to your loved one at sea, and still have a little bit of them to keep close to your heart.
In the United States, traditional burial is still more popular than cremation, but cremation is rising each year. As this trend continues, water burial will increase as well. This type of ceremony is very peaceful and tranquil, and allows your loved one to be remembered in a very gentle, loving way.
If you or a loved one is concerned about environmental issues or simply lives to be on the river or ocean boating, skiing, swimming or doing other water activities, you may want to consider water burial. It is truly a beautiful and unforgettable way to send your loved one off into the sunset.
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