basket with shells and driftwood for funeral service

Creative Idea for the Ash Scattering Service

One family brought a basket with shells and small pieces of drift wood.  Each item had a message or drawing on it for their loved one.  After the deckhand lowered the basket to scatter the ashes and rose petals in the ocean, the family tossed in their special messages of love into the sea.
It gave each person a special moment to reflect and connect with their mom, sister, wife, cousin, friend…. 
It was a memorable experience for all on board and we wanted to pass it on so others could benefit from this great idea.