Ways to Memorialize Your Loved One

It’s amazing how many ways there are to memorialize your loved one. I recently enjoyed a visit to the National Funeral Directors Association, where I was reminded of these amazing ways to memorialize your loved one. And I was reminded again from a wonderful podcast called Stuff You Should Know. A podcast called What Can You Do With a Dead Body (1/2 way down the page) is a very interesting discussion about death. For example – around 20% of Baby Boomers are interested in a green burial. They discussed lots of interesting information from biodegradable cremation urns to harnessing the energy that comes from cremating a body and using to heat homes. That sounds pretty different, but I’m all for sustainable living. You can have ashes shot into space through a company called Celestis or you can have the cremains compressed into a diamond with LifeGem.
These are some of the more extravagant ways to memorialize your loved one. A more orthodox method is to have a photo of your loved one embroidered on a blanket. This type of custom memorial is becoming more popular. We find that with custom cremation urns, people find value in having a memorial reflect their loved one and their life. We encourage engraving on wood, marble, brass or glass. So that a photo of the loved one is showing in a picture quality illustration on the urn or memorial. Custom Cremation Urns has more information on this.

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