Losing a family member or a loved one is painful; however, you can honor the person’s life by keeping their ashes. Sometimes it can take a long time to decide what to do, but here are some meaningful ways to keep the ashes of your loved ones and keep their legacy alive.
Turn Ashes Into Jewelry
This is one of the most popular ways to keep the ashes and memories of your loved ones close to you. Any type of jewelry is possible; you just need to decide which kind of rock, shape, and form you want the ashes to turn into. There are quite a few companies that will treat the ashes to turn them into pendants, bracelets, or rings. The process takes the ashes through enormous pressure and heat to turn them into beautiful stones.
Plant the Ashes
Another way to transform the ashes into something meaningful is by placing them inside a biodegradable urn with seeds inside. The ashes nurture the seeds, giving them everything necessary to grow and bloom. Like a casket, the urn goes underground, letting the tree or plant develop and grow with the ashes.
This method is similar to a traditional burial, so if your loved one was deciding between cremation or burial, this is a nice in-between.
Hear Them Play
A company based in the UK will press the ashes of your loved ones into vinyl records. When pressing the vinyl, they can add any voice recordings and music to honor the life and memory of the person. This is one of the most unique and meaningful ways to keep the ashes of your loved ones, especially if they were big fans of a singer or band. Nothing will brighten up a room after a loss like music.
Spread Them Around the World
If your loved one loved to travel, one of the best ways to remember that person everywhere you go is by spreading a few ashes around different destinations. It doesn’t have to be all over the world, but it can be in meaningful and memorable places. That way, every time you go to one of those places, the person will feel close by; there is no better way to honor someone than by keeping their memory alive.