Scattering the ashes is what people tend to think of in regards to cremated remains. According to Co-Operative Funeral Care nearly half of the people who choose cremations choose to have the remains scattered.
We’ve written several post about choosing this option and the things to be aware of when choosing a place to scatter remains.
Burial is another popular option for interring your cremated remains. According to Co-Operative Funeral Care 10% of the population has their remains buried somewhere.
There are some advantages to choosing burial, urn burial sites are usually significantly cheaper than a traditional burial. And the remains will be accessible to everybody to visit.
A columbarium is building that is basically a mausoleum, where a mausoleum is for a body at rest, while a columbarium is for cremated remains – which makes them very different when I think about it more. They are buildings used to house the urns that contain the cremated remains.
Also, if you don’t have a stable place to house an urn and want family and friends to have the freedom to view it, a columbarium might be a great choice.