My mother-in-law passed away in November and after a long period of deliberation we (well, mostly my sister-in-law) have decided what to do with her ashes. We have a very special place on common land where we all shared some fantastic days out and picnics etc, so we have decided to have a picnic and scatter them there. And we will send some back to Dublin where she was born and where her parents are buried, so her siblings can have them interred or scattered at her parents' graves. So my sister-in-law has just asked us to organise collecting them from the funeral people. She said we did not choose for them to be in an urn, so they will be in the most basic packaging, I'm assuming some kind of cardboard box. My mum says it's about the size of a biscuit tin, or so she remembers from her mother's cremation. So we're thinking when we do the scattering we will have some kind of receptacle handy at the picnic so that we can pour some into it for transportation to Ireland (imagining we will spill some so if we do it there then everything will be either in the receptacle or on the land we want it to be). I'm wondering what sort of receptacle? Online places that sell urns and boxes for the purpose have either huge ones, designed for all the ashes, or tiny ones 3 inches high for if you want to keep a small amount as a keepsake. I want something inbetween - big enough that her siblings in Dublin feel they've had a decent quantity to scatter, but small enough to travel with easily. Some way of sealing so the lid doesn't fall off and lose them. Opaque. And something with a bit of gravitas, not a kilner jar with COFFEE written on it, or something. Maybe pretty enough that if her sister scatters them she might keep the jar as a memento. Has anyone done this before, have you any ideas for me? Thanks for reading.