Cremation Ashes For Family Members

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After my husband passed away and was cremated, I wanted to have some of the ashes put in very small containers to give to his mom, his brother, his son, and his daughter. Instead of purchasing the expensive containers from the funeral home, my daughter and I went to a craft store and purchased perfume decanter's with fancy stoppers on top. The bottles were beautiful. We also purchased very small wooden boxes and bought a stamp with a fish on it since my husband loved to fish. We varnished the little boxes and put the stamp of the fish on the top.


I took the perfume containers and the boxes to the funeral director and he put some of the ashes in each container, sealed them and I gave them to the family members at my husband's memorial service. Total cost was about $15. Of course, most of his ashes were in a standard approved box because then I had the ashes buried at a cemetery.

By Kathy from Sylvania, OH

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February 2, 20120 found this helpful

What a warm and loving thing for you to do. The containers and boxes sound lovely and come from the heart. I am so sorry that you lost your husband, but in your loss you still found the time to do this for your loved ones. I wish I knew you in person. What a wonderful friend you must be.




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February 2, 20120 found this helpful

I agree. My mom died and I was not informed until I received a death notice from the coroner. Needless to say my aunt didn't like me so she didn't contact me.

She was cremated and scattered on a hill but I don't know where. I would love to have had this opportunity to do the same. What a beautiful gesture.


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