10.14.2011

Personal Cremation Urns: Ashes In A Head

An urn you can believe in
According to the National Funeral Directors Association, more and more Americans are opting for cremation. The cremation rate in the U.S. rose from 25% in 1999 to 36% in 2009. By 2015, they project that number to reach nearly 50%.

Bad news for embalmers. But great news for urn manufacturers.

Enter Cremation Solutions, who have launched a line of Personal Cremation Urns, a concept which may or may not have been inspired by Futurama.

From the Website:
Never forget a face! 
Personal Cremation Urns for ashes are a new and exciting way to memorialize your loved one.  
Now we can create a custom cremation urn for ashes in the image of your loved one or favorite celebrity or hero, even President Obama!  
Personal Urns for ashes combine art and the very latest in technology to create a family heirloom that will be cherished for generations. 
They are built from just one or two photographs of any persons face. They are made of a tough polymere compond and a solid marble base. This is the most heartwarming and special memorial product available anywhere - "A Personal Urn."

Personal urns can have hair added digitaly for short haired people, as in the sample of President Obama. For longer hair we can add a wig to your specifications.

The Full sized Personal Urn for ashes stands at 11" and will hold all of the ashes of an adult.
 

Keepsake sized Personal Urn for ashes stands at 6" and will hold a portion of the cremation ashes.
Hair today, gone tomorrow

One would assume that if the 6" won't hold all the ashes of an adult, it would be ideal for those who wish to spread the ashes among family members. Perhaps as key chains, or hood ornaments.

Then there's this:
We will send you a proof of the Personal Urn for your comments and approval before we go ahead and manufacture.
Heh.

Ahead.






5 comments:

  1. tell me, is the more or less creepy than actually having the real head stuffed and mounted like a deer on the wall?

    I think if I ever walk in a house and there's one of these on the mantle I'm going to scream like a little girl.

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  2. My wife and I have both stated that we want to be cremated. However, I would not wish upon her to have to look at one these things every day if I am the first to go, and I certainly wouldn't like one of them looking like my wife staring at me if she goes first. I think the traditional urn is quite sufficient and much more appropriate and in much better taste.

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  3. How creepy is this? Let me find the words ... nope, nothing's coming.

    Has anybody asked the question whether having a 3-dimensional representation of your loved one's head, filled with their cremated ashes, adorning your mantlepiece for decades is even *healthy* from an emotional or psychological point of view?

    I'm no expert, but I'd say quite resolutely: "No, it bloody isn't!" :)

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  4. When a person dies, only his good deeds would be carried forward with him. Those memories of a lost person is kept safe in cremation urns as a mark of respect for him.

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