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11 Things Your Ashes Can Do After You Die

Saying goodbye to a loved one can be one of the toughest things you experience in your life.

Whether it was a family member or friend, the memories you hold with them are some of the most important moments, now that they're gone.

Finding a way to honor their memory and leave you with a cherished keepsake that helps you feel their presence is a great way to show that you will never forget.

Instead of just a tombstone in a graveyard or a classic urns on the mantel, here are some unique ways to share the remains of your loved ones.

An Hourglass Urn

Your ashes can stand the test of time in this beautiful symbolic piece. This keepsake is a wonderful reminder of the time you had together and can be passed on through the generations.

Press Your Ashes Into a Vinyl Record

Music lovers can rest in peace knowing that their remains will be spinning tunes for eternity. Andvinyly presses your asked into a working vinyl record, that your loved ones can listen to in your memory. Which record would you always want to be remembered by?

Beautiful Glass Creations

Have your remains swirled into solid glass art. Artful Ashes is a glass blowing company that will keep the memories of your loved ones in a colorful piece of art that can be inscribed for your family.

Ceramic Creamations

Take a moment to reflect on your loved one while you drink your morning coffee. This memory mug will bring meaning to the everyday objects in your home with the ashes creating these truly unique pieces.

A Diamond Ring


They say diamonds are forever, so it would only be appropriate to cast your ashes into a gorgeous ring. LifeGem turns ashes into beautiful diamonds using a high pressure machine. It can then be crafted into gorgeous jewelry that serves as a wonderful reminder of your loved ones.

Grow Again With The Living Urn

The Living Urn

If you want to give back to the planet by creating new life with your remains The Living Urn may be your way to go. Honor your loved ones with a system that will create a beautiful, enduring memory tree, plant or flowers with cremated remains.

Teddy Bear Cremation Urn

Perfect Memorials

Turn your remains into something your loved ones will want to snuggle with. This Teddy Bear Cremation Urn has a fabric heart that holds remembrance keepsakes and can be kept inside the stuffed toy.

Toolbox Cremation Urn

For the handyman in your life, this might be the best way to be remembered. With a personalized name plate, you can be sure that you will always be around when your loved ones need help fixing something.

Fly Away In A Balloon

This gives new meaning to the song 99 Red Balloons. Take your loved ones ashes on a final journey to the heavens with a giant helium-filled balloon from Eternal Ascents Society.

Memorial Spaceflights

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For all the science-buffs, you can take your ashes into space to celebrate and honor your memory. Your loved ones can watch you travel off into the starry night will you will be at eternal rest.


Go out with a bang and transform your ashes into a display that will light up the night sky. Writer Hunter S. Thompson was memorialized this way in 2005, and since people everywhere have been wanting to be remembered this way. Heavenly Stars Fireworks is making that happen for friend sand family everywhere.

Would you want any of these to be your legacy? Share with a friend!

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