Novelty ideas for what to do with your deceased loved one's ashes.
Have you ever considered what you would like your relatives to do with your ashes assuming you choose to be cremated following your death? Come to that, have you wondered what you can do with ashes you have that were once your loved ones, (assuming they left no final requests as to what they would prefer you to do with them once they were gone)? These are questions I have asked myself within the last week, and I think I have come up with some interesting and novel ideas that you might want to consider as possibilities.
1) How about having a snow globe made, (you know, those glass spheres of water with a pretty scene inside that you shake to stir up the "snow"), but instead of using the white glittery stuff they usually put in them, use the relatives ashes instead.
2) Have a memorial tattoo done, and get the tattoo artist to mix some of the ashes in with the ink they tattoo you with, (really, people actually do this).
3) Bury the ashes loose in your garden and plant a rose bush over them so that the plant grows using the nutrients left in the ashes and therefore become a real part of your lost loved one.
4) Take up pottery and then mix the ashes into your clay before making the clay into a nice pot or vase.
5) You can now pay for your ashes to be fired into space after your death, although I believe this is very expensive, plus after some time orbiting the earth your ashes will eventually burn up (again) upon re-entry into earth's atmosphere.
6) Commission a portrait of your deceased relative, then get the artist to mix in some of the ashes with the paints.
7) Have piece of jewellery custom made, ideally out of gold, but request some of the ashes be mixed in with the molten metal before it is formed into the ring, necklace etc.
8) Have the ashes made into a diamond. Then have the diamond placed in a piece of jewellery.
9) Ashes can be converted into glass objects too, and a piece of glass could be a lovely way to remember your loved one.
10) Have them stuffed into a Teddy Bear, and then whenever you feel sad or lonely you can go and cuddle the bear and feel close to your lost loved one.
11) Have the ashes made into a firework, or fireworks and organise a display for the family. Sounds strange, but there are companies that will make such fireworks for you.
12) Your ashes can actually be made into food grade vitamin tablets that can strengthen your surviving family for years to come.
"Modern Man-Eaterprovides you with the Current Equivalent using Advanced Technology. Your or your Loved one's body will be separated into its basic Components then Dried, Distilled, and Processed into Vitamins, Minerals, and Food Additives that can Strengthen your entire Family for years to come! Sanitary and Food-Grade Quality.
Not only Good for your Body but truly feeds your Soul."
13) You can now have ashes made into pencils. Each body can make up to 240 pencils, a lifetimes supply for your family.
"each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the person. Only one pencil can be removed at a time, it is then sharpened back into the box causing the sharpenings to occupy the space of the used pencils. Over time the pencil box fills with sharpenings - a new ash, transforming it into an urn. The window acts as a timeline, showing you the amount of pencils left as time goes by."
14) You could subtly arrange for either your ashes, or your loved ones ashes, to be scattered on a ride at Disney. Apparently this is now becoming a slight problem for the Disney officials.
15) Have some of the ashes made into a hollow ceramic object and the remaining ashes placed within that oject, e.g. a ceramic dog, a ceramic grenade etc.
"Krafft makes hollow ceramics from pulverized cremated remains, then fills the object with the leftover ashes. He has made a ceramic military helmet for a veteran, a ceramic dog for a veterinarian, and a ceramic bottle of vodka for a friend of his ("an alcoholic gay man"). He also makes ceramic rifles, grenades, and "disasterware," including kitschy Dutch windmills with swastikas for blades. Krafft is one of the only artists in Lundgren's gallery—one of the only artists in America—who has been working in the funerary arts for years. He can't remember how long"
Now these are simply the ideas and options I have found, but let's hear what suggestions you all have for what you would like to happen to your ashes, or those of your loved ones.
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