Looking for an alternative to traditional burial and cremation options? We have listed a number of alternatives to the traditional cremation urn below.
Parting Stone offers families choosing cremation an alternative to conventional ash. Their service solidifies the full amount of remains into a collection of stone-like solids. This allows you to keep your loved one with you in an aesthetically pleasing format. The stones, for instance, can be left in the centrepiece of your dining room table as opposed to ashes which are often left somewhere out of sight. It also allows for various memorializing options, as you could leave stones at any number of places you both considered significant. Maybe you would skip a stone into Lake Erie and leave another stone in the forest of your favourite National Park? One interesting fact about the stones is that no one can really predict what colour they will become.
The world’s first biodegradable urn designed to turn you into a tree in the after-life.
Specially made with two separate capsules, the urn is designed to contain the seed or seedling of your choice which will grow into a tree as a way for a person to be remembered by.
The Algordanza Memorial Diamond shares its chemical, physical as well as its optical features with natural diamonds. In order to create a Memorial Diamond, they simulate the natural environment in which a diamond grows over hundreds of years inside of the earth. Ultimately, your loved one's cremated remains can be transferred into a stunning memorial diamond.
Did your loved one love to be near the water? Did they have a favourite fishing hole? Did they enjoy spending time on the beach or at the cottage? There are a number of bio-degradable paper urns available that are fitting for a water burial. The urn slowly takes on water, slowly sinking below the surface and eventually breaking down in its entirety. This is often the preferred alternative to 'water scattering', which can come with its own challenges.
A unique and memorable way to send your loved one off in style while surrounded by family and friends. With self-fire ashes fireworks you can personalize them with a personal message, favourite song lyrics or just their nickname on tribute labels around your chosen firework. This comes along with the certificate of incorporation with your loved one’s name and a guide to safety.
Yes, there is an option for your loved one's cremated remains to be sent to outer space. You can decide to have them orbit the globe and return as a shooting star, sent to the moon, or sent beyond into the milky way galaxy. If there are any explorer types in your family, this may be an option for them.
When the album that is life finally reaches its end, why not keep that record spinning for eternity? Press your ashes or those of a loved one into a vinyl recording to be cherished for generations. Record a personal message, your last will and testament, your own soundtrack or just the sound of silence to hear your pops and crackles for the minimal approach.
By combining a small portion of cremated remains with traditional tattoo ink, you can use the ink for tattooing purposes. This can be a truly personal way to remember your loved one and carry a piece of them around with you throughout your life.
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