Trees, Fireworks, Vinyls And Other Less Conventional Things You Can Do With Your Ashes When You Die
April 21, 2016
Nobody really likes to talk about death, but some people apparently get excited about the thought of their remains becoming a tree or a fireworks show. Elaborate pottery urns from the early days of cremation are so last Stone Age. Today, they're usually found on fireplace mantels or shelves of loved ones, maybe accompanied by some family photos. And while that’s all fine, science has given the pro-cremation crowd a few ways to reinvent the urn.
1. Give back to the planet. The Bios Urn uses the ashes to plant a tree and is completely biodegradable. The urn comes with the capsule and the seed of your choice.
I want to be a tree when I die, so even in my afterlife I can continue casting shade on people.— Brooke Nafziger (@brooksterloula) April 15, 2016
When I die I want my ashes to be turned into a tree & when I grow I want to be cut down & turned into books so I know I'll live forever. 🌳📚— Sarah Trcka (@TrckaTweets) April 19, 2016
2. Light up the sky. Go out with a bang and have your ashes scattered across the land with a fireworks show. Friends and family can watch and conduct the funeral service from a luxury yacht.
I decided that when I die I'm going to sprinkle a little bit of my ashes in like 50 fireworks & then have a firework show to go out w/a bang— Kelsey Luebbert (@K_Lube15) April 12, 2016
When I die I want to be cremated and put into fireworks. Knowing my luck it would probably be a dud #blessed— Neon Joe (@AbraKastabra) March 27, 2016
3. Drop some sick beats. A British company called And Vinyly presses ashes into vinyl records. Pick whichever songs you like, or just go for the aesthetic and keep your vinyls blank.
When I die, press my ashes into as many vinyl records as my age, and play them all at the same time to appease my vengeful spirit.— Bryan Akerley (@thewonderbry) April 25, 2014
4. Go to space. Few get to go to space, so why not space launch your ashes into the cosmos? A company in Houston can help you out with that.
When I die, I don't want to be buried but fired out in space, is that possible? @NASA— Banana™ (@IlDeesonesto) April 14, 2016
when I die, put me in a bio urn & turn me into a tree that breaths w the earth or launch my ashes into space to be celestial dust again— kyoshi (@a_luciouss) April 12, 2016
5. Shine bright like a diamond. Bling your ashes and press them into a diamond. LifeGem’s price range is about $3,000 to $20,000 per diamond, and you can have it made into a ring, pendant or other jewelry.
When I die I want to be cremated or maybe turned int a diamond..........but TBH-if I'm not alive to wear the diamond I'd rather be cremated.— fran (@franforeal) March 20, 2016
there are so many different things I can be turned into when I die. A tree, a diamond, a vinyl record? Idek anymore 😪— fayythh☮ (@uhitsfaith) March 3, 2016