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8 Alternative Ideas for the Ashes of a Loved One

8 Alternative Ideas for the Ashes of a Loved One

When a loved one dies and is cremated, most people go the traditional route of storing the ashes in a cremation urn. However, some people have been experimenting with the final disposition of cremated ashes for years. Most of the creative, and alternative methods for scattering the ashes have some meaningful symbolism attached. Some of the ways to dispose of the ashes are just plain fun, and are meant to be representative of the life lived by the recently deceased. One thing is for sure, some people are not just content with a cremation urn for ashes as the final resting place.

Fireworks

Heavenly Stars Fireworks will put the ashes into fireworks for a light show that is sure to be special. This disposition methods is fantastic for someone who wants to go out with a bang. You can also choose to have the fireworks over a park, or area that the recently deceased enjoyed visiting to ensure that the ashes still get spread over a meaningful location.

fireworks

Coral Reef

Eternal Reefs is helping rebuild coral reefs by utilizing the cremains of people in an effective, and environmentally friendly way by creating cement structures that the coral can latch to and grow on. The process involves adding the ashes into the cement mix before it is poured into the form which the coral will grow on.

coral reef divers

Diamonds

You can have the ashes of a loved one turned into a diamond or gem, with special laboratory equipment that mimics the natural conditions in which diamonds form. Heart-in-Diamond offer several different carat options, colors, and shapes to make the diamond truly one-of-a-kind.

diamond for ahshes

Space Travel

You can have your ashes launched into space by Celestis. They offer several packages for journeying into the final frontier. From a trip into orbit and back to earth, to a more adventurous journey into deep space.

Space

Mixed in Paint

You can actually mix a small amount of ashes into paint and use the paint for a portrait of the loved one, or a landscape of a location they enjoyed. It is an interesting concept that the very ashes of the loved one are now being used to memorialize themselves.

paint with ashes

Hand Blown Glass

Have a unique piece of glass art created from your cremated remains. Art from Ashes will have your ashes put into the glass of a beautiful hand blown glass piece of art, so that you can be the beautiful centerpiece at every party.

glass orb

Put Into Bullets

What could be a more practical memorial than a box of ammunition? Your body may be gone, but you don’t have to miss next years hunting trip. Holy Smoke can have your ashes put into shotgun, rifle, or pistol ammo.

bullets
Hot Air Balloon Scattering

Floating 15,000 feet above Earth is a better place than any to scatter the ashes of a loved one. Check out Grand Adventure Balloon to plan your hot air balloon ash scattering.

hot air balloon

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