Memorials – From Cremation Stones to Gravestones
Whilst we are all very used to seeing Gravestones at Churches and Cemeteries there is now a wonderful choice in how we can leave a memorial for our loved ones that have been cremated. The cremation rate in the United Kingdom has been increasing steadily with the national average rate rising from 34.70% in 1960 to 77.05% in 2017.
Cremation Burial Headstone
Cremation burial refers to the burial or the cremated remains of a deceased. People frequently get the cremated remains of their loved ones buried in family plots. Cremation urns hold the cremated remains of the deceased. Some cemeteries offer specific plots for cremated remains. In cemeteries, that reserve gravesites for the burial of urns, custom designed cremation headstones and monuments mark the cemetery plot with the cremated remains.
Cremation Stones and Monument Memorials
An urn can also be inserted into a headstone or monument niche that is carved into a granite headstone, monument, bench or natural boulder. These can be placed at a cemetery, at home, or in a park. A columbarium is a free-standing building that holds the cremated remains of the deceased. A columbarium or mausoleum niche often contains a cremation niche, a recessed compartment into which an urn is placed.
Cremation memorials can be adorned with beautiful custom designs, such as etchings, engravings, bas-reliefs, statues, 3D carvings, and symbols and imagery that convey the specific nationality or religion of the deceased.