Surprisingly in the United States, cremation outperformed conventional burial, as per a report acquired by Times a year ago.
As announced by the National Funeral Directors Association, the cremation rate last 2015 was nearly 49% when compared with the 45% internment rate estimate.
Barbara Kemmis, CANA’s executive director, said “Cremation has become the new tradition. It’s a seismic shift in the profession.”
Since more individuals are picking to have their bodies cremated, there has likewise been an increase in the manner by which the subsequent ashes are put away.
Keeping the cremated remains or “cremains” in an urn or dissipating them simply don’t appear to cut it any longer.
You would now be able to select to be transformed into a tree, a precious stone or even shot into space.
Here are 16 intriguing (and interesting) ways that individuals are having their ashes took care of.
1. SHINE LIKE A DIAMOND
LifeGem is an organization that offers its clients the choice to transform cremains into an affirmed jewel in any cut, carat, lucidity, and shading you like.
They will likewise enable you to make a bit of gems, similar to a ring or pendant, utilizing the sparkler.
2. ILLUMINATE LIKE A FIREWORKS
On the off chance that you thought fireworks were just for the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve or weddings, then you’re wrong. Your family can celebrate your life by illuminating the sky with fireworks produced using your fiery ashes.
3. GROW AS A TREE
You can keep on being eco-friendly and aid the nature.
On the off chance that you be buried in a biodegradable urn, your remains can be utilized to plant trees or even an indoor plant that your friends and family can watch over.
4. LAUNCHED TO OUTER SPACE
In spite of the fact that researchers are buckling down at making sense of a route for the normal individual to have the capacity to live on Mars, it’s conceivable this may not be done in our lifetime.
In any case, you can even now influence your fantasies of going to space to work out as expected after death. Celestis.com offers a service that enables individuals to have their ashes shot into space.
A couple of well-known individuals, similar to Gene Roddenberry – creator of Star Trek – have had their ashes propelled into space.
5. BE A MARINE HABITAT
Rather than having your ashes spread in water, Eternal Reefs can transform them into an ecologically friendly artificial reef to make a new environment for marine life.
As per their site, 1,800 reefs and more have been set off the shoreline of Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia.
You have the alternative to pick where you’d like your reef to be dropped.
6. BE IN AN HOURGLASS
Back in the mid-eighteenth century, it was basic practice to bury the dead with an hourglass symbolizing the sands of time running out. Today, you can have your remains put away in a real hourglass, and keeping in mind that it won’t have the capacity to read a clock precisely, your relatives can, at present, have something one of a kind to recall you by.
7. GET STUFFED IN A TEDDY BEAR
One approach to convey solace to those you abandon is to have your ashes stuffed into an adorable and cuddly teddy bear.
Your family and friends will have the capacity to embrace you (kind of) at whatever point they miss you.
8. CREATE GOOD MUSIC IN A VINYL
Exactly when you figured somebody couldn’t come up with any more innovative thoughts for your ashes, And Vinyly tags along.
The company will make your remaining parts into a vinyl so you can turn ideal round on a stereo.
Your family can give the sound and in addition the pictures for the cover and marks, or have the organization make unique “bespook music.”
Two police officers from Alabama established an organization called Holy Smokes that enables individuals to utilize cremated ashes to make live ammo.
You can pick to have them make a custom wooden carrier engraved with a nameplate.
10. TURN INTO ART
A bit of you can now truly be a piece of art your friends and family hang to recall you by.
A few artists are currently fusing ashes into their works of art, while others are transforming cremains into delightful blown glass manifestations.
These special dedications even accompany the alternative to have a name engraved on them.
They measure 3 ½ by 3 ½ inches and 14 ounces of strong glass craft. As per one Redditer, who bought one, the value range is about $145 each.
11. GET INKED ON OTHER PEOPLE
Individuals frequently get tattoos to respect the long lost, yet now they can add a more important bend to this convention.
Presently, they can get outlines utilizing ink implanted with their adored one’s sterilized cremains. Talk truly getting under somebody’s skin.
12. FLOAT AWAY IN A BALLOON
In the event that having your ashes propelled into space is excessively extraordinary, what about having them glide away in a helium balloon?
Eternal Ascent Society makes it workable for individuals to have their ashes put in a biodegradable helium-filled balloon that can fly as high as 30,000 feet.
The climatic pressure will make the balloon to burst in the end and your ashes will be scattered by the wind.
13. CARBON COPIES
Nadine Jarvis, a designer, thought of the Carbon Copies Project, which transforms cremains into an arrangement of 240 pencils.
The written work instruments, which are stamped in foil with the name of the dead, arrive in a wooden box, and just one can be utilized at once.
The pencils can be honed with the built-in sharpener on the side of the case, and once they’re altogether utilized, the shavings-filled box acts like an urn alternative.
14. BE A PAGE TURNER
In case you’re a comic book enthusiast, you can follow in the strides of Marvel author and editor Mark Gruenwald, and have your ashes get blended into a comic book.
Gruenwald’s cremains were blended into the ink used to print a gathering of his Squadron Supreme series.
15. BECOME A MUG
Your friends and family can recollect you and your love of coffee each time they blend a glass, because of Chronicle Cremation Designs.
This company based in New Mexico will transform ashes into mugs, dishes, bottles, and other utensils.
The fiery remains are blended with common materials to make a fired coating that is utilized to coat any design of your choice.