“When I die, just put me in a box in the attic.”
I answered the phones for a cremation urn company for over a decade, and heard this comment 3,127 times.
Ok, perhaps that’s a generous estimate. I heard it a lot. Or a similar variation: “Just toss my ashes in the ocean, in the backyard, in the river; just put my remains in a tin can, in a cardboard box…”
The thing is, everyone who said that was in the process of buying an exquisite urn to honor their loved one. So while most people live by the idea of simplicity, when they die their family members want to do something special to honor them.
After your loved one is cremated, you’ll receive their ashes from the funeral home in a simple plastic box… but then what?
There are three basic things you can do with cremated ashes: