A lot of people don’t know what to do with a loved one’s cremation ashes, so they keep them in a box or uninteresting urn, trying not to think about them. But there are wonderfully creative ways to use your loved one’s ashes that will celebrate their life. Here are 5 great ideas.
- Plant a Tree with Their Ashes
This company makes living urns – biodegradable urns that you can plant in the ground to grow a tree. You can have the urn engraved with your loved one’s name or a personal, meaningful message. The beautiful tree will grow bigger and stronger as the years go on, and will be an enduring, living tribute to your loved one’s memory. This is a very eco-friendly option that gives back to mother nature. It gives your loved one a permanent resting place where you can visit them forever and sit under the shade of their tree.
- Turn Their Ashes Into a Diamond
That’s right, you can have a real diamond made from your loved one’s cremation ashes. What a precious way to commemorate your loved one. You can wear the diamond in a piece of jewelry that you can wear all the time to remember them, and you can even pass down the diamond to future generations. The diamond is made using a highly scientific process that isolates the carbon from your loved one’s ashes then uses extreme heat and pressure to grow the precious gem.
- Have Beautiful Glass Keepsakes Made from Their Ashes
Talented artisan glassblowers can carefully weave your loved one’s ashes into the glass blowing process, making beautiful cremation glass art. These are hand-blown glass keepsakes that you can keep forever, displaying in your home or passing on as precious heirlooms that will continue your loved one’s memory. You can choose from a variety of cremation glass keepsakes, like this lovely votive that can hold a candle’s soft light, or a beautiful glass paperweight you can keep on the mantelpiece. This gorgeous vase can sit on your table and hold fresh bouquets of flowers all year round.
- Send Your Loved One’s Ashes Into Space
You can launch a portion of your loved one’s cremation ashes into space on a memorial space flight. The space flights go to near-space, to orbit the earth, to the surface of the moon, and sometimes further. What a way to make the person you love at one with the cosmos. Each launching is a tribute event where families share stories of their departed loved ones. Everyone watches the liftoff and feels an overwhelming sense of joy and completion.
- Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes Into a Coral Reef
Another special way of remembering a loved one is to have their ashes made into a coral reef. These are permanent living legacies that will help to preserve and protect marine life forever, making this idea an amazingly eco-friendly choice. It’s a cross between ash scattering and burial at sea. Families can get involved in the creation of the coral reef, adding messages, handprints, and memorabilia to the damp concrete while it’s being made.
When it comes to remembering a loved one, keeping their ashes in a hidden box isn’t the best way to celebrate their life. These creative ideas will help you find a unique and meaningful way to use your loved one’s cremation ashes.