These Decorations Have a Morbid (but Beautiful) Secret

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Ash Haywood and Christina Procter

Ash Haywood and Christina Procter

There are very few sure things in life. One thing that is guaranteed to happen, however, is that we will die. Billions and billions of people have lived throughout human history, and not one has managed to live forever.

Thinking about death can be difficult for most people. While some people can cope with and accept the idea of their death, many are anxious about the end, and what’s more, the death of a loved one only exacerbates that anxiety. As comfortable as you might be with your own demise, dealing with the death of those close to us is difficult for everyone.

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Still, everyone deals with the death of others differently. Some get extremely sad or depressed about the monumental loss, while others choose instead to celebrate the lives that the lost friend or family member lived. There are also numerous options when it comes to dealing with the remains of the deceased. Cremation and burial are the most common ways to lay a body to rest. Cremation is both a space and cost-saver and is quickly becoming the industry standard when a loved one passes away. Another part of cremation’s appeal is that it creates something physical for mourners to hold on to after death. Whether you choose to keep their ashes in an urn or spread them somewhere that mattered to the deceased, you get a sense of closure, control and sentiment that you wouldn’t have if a body was simply committed to the ground.
Ash Haywood and Christina Procter

Ash Haywood and Christina Procter

For the longest time, these were your only options. However, a new company is changing that in a beautiful way. This company has designed an interesting and creative way to keep the memories of these deceased individuals alive – they allow you to create stunning ceramics out of the ashes of your loved ones. The company is called Chronicle Cremation Designs and they transform people’s ashes into a glaze which can be brushed on bowls, jewelry, vases or anything else you could imagine. This has excited a ton of people as it allows for you to hold on to the memories of your loved ones forever, and also put the item to proper use. The idea is truly genius, and while it will clearly not be for everyone, there is a definite market for something like this. People all remember their lost loved ones in different ways, and there is no doubt that there are many people out there who would love this idea. While it may sound like a difficult and painstaking process, it is actually pretty simple. All you have to do to get your completely personalized product is to send Chronicle Cremation Designs a small sample of the ashes (about a cup worth). Once you send that to them in a collections kit, they will add it into the glaze that covers the pottery. The loved ones in our lives never truly leave us, as we will always have the memories we created with them. But now, this company allows you to combine those memories with a physical item that has an actual piece of them included in it.

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