For those who prefer to be cremated but don’t want to end up in some ornate urn on a mantel (before ultimately getting knocked over and vacuumed up at some point), the ashes can be buried. While there are many options for biodegradable urns for water or ground burials, some places have restrictions on where ashes can be spread. Urna Bios has become the premiere company for turning ashes into memorial trees or plants.
Remembering the Dead: Ancestors, Rituals, Relics | Patheos. "The passing of loved ones always kindles a watershed moment in life. Saying goodbye, seeking comfort in loss, revisiting beliefs about life after death – these are often ritualized, both at the time of death and for years afterward. Different faith traditions have developed a variety of rituals and celebrations to remember the dead, to honor their lives, and to celebrate various expressions of hope in the midst of grief..."