A columbarium is a popular way one Long Island, New York to place your loved one's remains. Many opt for cremation these days, which then leaves the question of where to keep the remains. When you purchase a columbarium, you will have a simple and safe place to keep the remains of your loved one and do so in a public manner for all to come and pay their respects.
Mount Pleasant Crematory offers affordable burial and cremation services for residents on Long Island and throughout New York. We know losing a loved one is a very difficult time. Our aim is to make the burial process as smooth and affordable as possible. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today for more information about purchasing a columbarium for you or your loved one.
It is important to plan ahead with decisions like this, so do not be afraid to contact us to discuss future plans. You can fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also give our office a call by dialing 631-878-0482. Learn more about columbariums, what they are, their purpose, and how much they cost.
In a nutshell, the overall purpose of a columbarium is to simply join together traditional burials with cremations. A traditional burial offers those who lost someone a sentimental and public location to house the remains. Whereas with a cremation, that is sometimes lost, since many may choose to keep the remains at their home.
However, when you purchase a columbarium spot, you will have a public location to visit. And save the money it costs to have a casket. The size of the colmbarium spot its ultimately up to you and your budget. All of our options offer a beautiful final resting place. Regardless of final price.
When it comes to having a columbarium, you can place multiple urns and niches together. So it is a nice way to keep a family together. It also ensures the urn is safe, since sometimes at home an accident may happen. On top of that, keeping the remains in a public setting allows for others to come and pay their respects. If you kept the urn at your home, then that option is lost ot many friends and family. It would be awkward to drop by, enter someone's home, and pay respects to a loved one. A colmbarium provides for a public, equal-access location for anyone to come and visit at their choosing.
And not only for physical safety, but a colmbarium also offers mental safety. Keeping your loved one's remains out of the home helps manage the loss and pain. If the remains stay in the home, it can serve as a constant reminder of the loss. When it is somewhere else, it can help with the healing.
Then we come to a niche, which refers to the individual unit that you store your loved one's urn in. We offer different options for the niche, as well as differences with the display. Typically, there are three common types of niche design. There is granite-front, bronze-front, or glass-front niches.
A granite-front niche is one you can seal. So it offers a little extra security and may alleviate some minor concerns you have about what you place inside it. However, these niches are typically more difficult to personalize aside from the usual etching of the name of your loved one. A common workaround is the addition of a bronze plaque.
When you utilize a bronze-front niche, it replaces the practical use of a headstone for traditional burials. This front also includes much of the same information, like names or dates. With room to add a short line about the loved one or ones.
A glass-front niche offers the easiest customization of the bunch! And the anything inside the niche can be seen by anyone passing by. So, if you want, you can display your loved one to the world and show them what he or she meant to you. Flowers, notes, and mementos are common items found inside.