11 Creative and Unusual Ways To Memorialize Your Loved One After Cremation !
Cremation Becoming a Popular Choice
With cremation becoming more popular in the United States people are seeking more creative and personal ways to memorialize their loved ones cremains. I work in a crematory and have seen this first hand in the last 5 years. In times past people would have decorative urns sitting on their mantels for generations. Now that times have changed so have the needs of the families of people who have been cremated. Here are 11 different and unusual ways to be remembered after cremation.
Ashes Turned Into Beautiful Pendants
Here an Artist uses some of the cremated remains to make beautiful pendants that you can wear. Below is the website if you wish to visit and check out their options.
- Timeless mementos to remember the ones you love | Ash Beads
They are a tangible memory of your loved one.
A Swiss Company Turns People’s Cremated Remains Into Diamonds. Below is the website if you wish to view the companies options.
- Aschediamant Algordanza - Memorial diamond
Memorial Diamonds are also imperishable heirlooms which can be transmitted down for generations.
Beautiful diamonds created from ashes.
Life after Life
You can turn yourself into a tree after you die ! Your ashes can be mixed with the seeds to grow a beautiful tree that can be planted in a forest or special family spot to be remembered for years to come. Below is the website if you'd like to check it out.
- Bios Urn | Biodegradable Urn with Seed
The Bios Urn is a fully biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after life.
Artful Glass Made From Ashes
Cremated Remains turned into beautiful art glass pieces. There are a few different sites that sell similar items. I posted a website below for an example but you can search for your own. These can be used as paperweights, sun catchers, or just a beautiful piece for a decoration.
- Glass Keepsakes and Urns
Blown Glass Cremation Keepsakes and Urns, with Cremation Ashes inside. Helping with the grief, keeping your loved one close at hand, a beautiful way to remember someone special. Urn Alternatives
Turn Your Ashes Into A Coral Reef
You can have your ashes turned into an artificial coral reef. Your remains will help restore damaged reefs and create a nurturing marine environment for fish and other forms of sea life.This is a treasure that will last a lifetime. Below is some information I found on line about this beautiful process.
- Eternal Reefs » Living legacies that memorialize our loved ones
Eternal Reefs are permanent living legacies that memorialize the passing of a loved one by helping to preserve and protect the marine environment for the benefit of future generations.
Sands Of Time
You can be sand in an hourglass ! This is a very nice spin on a traditional urn. There were a few different sites that sold these type of urns . Below is an example of one I found but you can shop around.
- Lifetime Hourglass Cremation Urn Keepsakes
Hourglass Cremation Keepsake are urns that hold ashes of your loved one, called Lifetime Hourglass Keepsake Urns.
Turn Your Ashes Into A Vinyl Record
You can be turned into a vinyl record !! Not for everyone but might be for someone ! Below is a very interesting site. Not personally my choice of music, but if you search there may be more of the same with different types of music.
- And Vinyly - Press your ashes in a vinyl record
Why not press the ashes of someone you love into a vinyl recording for all time Music available from Jason Leach, Subhead and others
Stuffed Teddy Bear Urns.
You can have your cremated remains stuffed into the body of a plush Teddy Bear ! This would be great for preserving the memory of a child, or to give to a child to preserve the memory of their parents. There were many sites that offered these types of urns. Even some different animals. Below is just an example of one site that I found.
- Teddy Urns - Gravestones and Memorials - Quality Memorial Products and Cemetery Memorials
These beautiful Guardian Teddy bears can hold cremain of you prescious Loved One. Can be used for a Child or an Adult. They come in a variety of colors
Ashes In Your Tattoo Ink
Tattoo artists can sterilize cremains and then mix them with tattoo ink ! It might be hard to find a tattoo artist to actually do this. There was a local place in my area that I know refused someone due to sensitization reasons, but it has been done. This would be a way to have your loved one with you forever. Below is an article I found on line explaining the process.
- Memorial Tattoos using ashes in tattoo inkRedINC Tattoo & Body Piercing
Memorial tattoos are a growing trend in the tattoo industry with the common method of combining tattoo ink and ashes.
Put Your Cremated Remains Into Fireworks
My #1 favorite idea.... FIREWORKS from your ashes !!! What a great way to spread them ! Imagine seeing your loved one go out with a bang. Getting the recognition they deserve, being able to fly high above world going out in a blaze of glory. Below is one of the websites I found that does this service but you can feel free to search for others.
- Heavenly Stars Fireworks | Helping to celebrate the life of a loved one with fireworks
A spectacular way and wonderful way to scatter cremation ashes with fireworks and celebrate the life of a loved one or friend
Launch Your Ashes Into Space !
You can have your ashes launched into space for a small fortune...but how cool is that ! Check the website below for the different prices and packages. Not sure how you'd really know if they got to where they were supposed to go or not but it's a neat idea.
- Unique Space Burial Services from Celestis Memorial Spaceflights – Funerals in Space &
Space Services Memorial Spaceflights launch a symbolic portion of your loved one's cremated remains on a space mission that orbits the Earth. Join us at our launch events.