A time capsule is a great way to capture a piece of history and keep it buried for many years to come. Along with showcasing society and the current trends, you can use a backyard time capsule to honor a loved one. Future generations can look back at the capsule and learn a lot about the loved one who was buried inside of it. As you plan a time capsule, you can consider these three different ways to honor a loved one. Each one takes up minimal space and still gives you a way to bury the cremated remains along with other time-capsule items.
One of the easiest items to place inside of a time capsule is a scattering tube. These tubes can contain a small amount of cremated ashes. The tube itself can be purchased in a number of different materials, including wood, plastic, and metal. The tube can be customized with different text or with small images, like a cross. The custom text that you choose for a scattering tube is ideal for writing down information about a loved one. When a person opens the time capsule in the future, they can find out more information about the person.
Engraved Miniature Urns
Honor your loved ones by having their cremated remains placed into an engraved miniature urn. These urns are small enough to fit in a number of time-capsule designs and be customized with engraving. The engraving text that you can add to the urn can include the person's name or a special quote about the person. Using an engraving will ensure that the text remains on the urn for many years to come. The text will not have a chance to fade or disappear as time passes.
If you're packing the urn with all types of other items, then you may need something even smaller that can be used to honor a loved one. One of these options is a piece of keepsake jewelry. Necklaces and pedants come in a variety of design styles, and many jewelry pieces have small storage areas that are ideal for keeping a small amount of the ashes. The jewelry designs can include religious symbols like crosses and angels. You can also select designs that cater to the interests of your loved one. For example, you can select animal designs like hummingbirds or dogs. Choosing a specific design will showcase the interests of a loved one to anyone who accesses the time capsule.
Contact cremation services professionals such as Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory to see their product selections and various prices for keepsakes. They can make very meaningful additions to your time capsule.