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Published: May 9, 2022
by Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center
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After a friend or a loved one is cremated, it is only natural that we’d want to do something special with the remains. While some people choose to scatter the ashes of their loved ones, others feel more closure by hanging on to the cremains themselves. If you are someone who prefers to keep the cremains in your possession, then read on! Below, we are going to discuss things that you can do to make displaying your loved one’s cremains that much more meaningful. Our cremation services in Gallatin, TN are affordable and simple when you just give us a call or stop by a visit. We are always more than happy to help!

Select an Urn

When deciding on how you’d like to uniquely display your loved one’s cremains, the first step is to select an urn that is both meaningful and aesthetically pleasing. There are many places where you can shop for a unique urn, so the choices are vast. Most funeral homes offer a catalog of urns to select from which could be an easy route to take. If, however, you prefer to select an urn that can be a little more customizable and personalized, then your best bet would be to purchase one online. Not only does the internet have a larger selection of urns than anywhere else, but it also allows customers the opportunity to select important details such as the urn’s size, material, and style. Additionally, when selecting an urn online there are always interesting additions available such as engraving either words or a photograph onto the urn itself. If you are a fan of making beautiful pieces customizable, then you’ll love being able to engrave your own quote, scripture, poems, or photographs onto an urn of your choosing.


Now that your urn looks good, it is time to select an appropriate and fitting location. Some good and common options for urn placements are on fireplace mantles, shelves, desks, tables, and more! It is worth noting, however, that you should not feel at all tied to any of these locations. If you’ve got a unique and different location in mind for your urn, then go for it! We suggest avoiding placing the urn in spots where it is at a high risk of getting knocked over or damaged. Additionally, it is always a good idea to place the urn in a spot where it will be easily visible to guests. Not only will that be a great conversation starter, but it will also serve to keep the memory of your loved one alive! 

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When placing your urn in a location, it never hurts to add a little more. What we mean by this is that an urn can be that much more beautiful and effective when surrounded by meaningful photographs and mementos of the deceased’s. We recommend going out and buying nice picture frames for a select few photos that you wish to include around the urn. Additionally, gather any mementos or souvenirs of the deceased such as trophies, awards, or anything else they loved and valued while alive.

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