4 Unique Cremation Memorialization Ideas

With the growing popularity of cremation, we have learned that many Bay Area families specifically choose cremation because of the world of memorialization opportunities that open up to them as a result of this choice. They want to honor their friend or family member’s passions, hobbies, or interests in a different way than traditional burial offers. If that is your desire, and you choose Cypress Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, our professional team is here to help make that a reality.

Over the last 125 years, we’ve built a reputation as the community’s most trusted funeral and cremation provider. We opened the first crematory in Northern California in 1893, and we’re the only local provider to offer the Cremation with Confidence™ guarantee. We have the expertise and the resources to help you create a meaningful tribute no one will ever forget. When you choose cremation with us, you can trust we will offer nearly endless ways to memorialize your loved one. And our expert team will listen to your needs, wishes, budget, and your loved one’s story to help you pick the perfect option.

Here are a few of our favorite cremation memorialization selections:

Keepsake Jewelry

Losing a loved one means losing the physical presence of someone special to you. Their laughter, their smile, the way they greeted you with a hug or hand shake or high five – that absence can be deeply felt. Cremation jewelry brings comfort in a tangible way. Keep your loved one with you through wearing a necklace, bracelet, or other beautiful piece that holds a portion of their cremated remains. This keepsake acts as a physical reminder of the one who meant so much to you.

Water Scattering

Your loved one’s final resting place could be a favorite river, lake, or even the ocean thanks to a water-soluble urn or through scattering the cremated remains directly into the water. Cypress Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home will inform you of the California laws regarding scattering. When you choose to scatter the ashes of a loved one, you’ll know the beauty of their time here on earth will be woven forever with the landscape.

Above-Ground Niche

Here at Cypress Lawn, we not only have our own private, on-site crematory and offer the exclusive Cremation with Confidence™ guarantee, we also have on-site, above-ground niches for those who prefer inurnment. This allows the cremated remains to be stored in a weather-protected structure. Family and friends can return again and again to visit, or simply take comfort knowing where their loved one’s final resting place resides. We are expanding our niches as the cremation rate continues to rise and demand for niches grows. We have pre-developed land to answer the rise of niches and will meet the needs of the families requesting as they come.

Heirloom Memorial

With an heirloom, such as a combination clock/urn, you can add a timepiece to your home décor while unobtrusively housing your loved one’s cremated remains. Honor the life of someone special with this charming memorial.

Details about these options and more are available on our website or by contacting us at our office in Colma. It’s also important to note that at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, we adhere to the very highest professional and ethical cremation standards that are backed by our exclusive Cremation with Confidence™ guarantee, so you know your loved one is treated with the utmost respect. Personal attention and peace of mind – exactly what every family preferring cremation needs.