8 Out-of-the-Ordinary Burial Practices

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Most of us are familiar with modern burial methods, which basically consist of either body cremation or body preservation and in-ground or crypt placement. But did you know that there are a number of other ‘acceptable’ options out there? While some of these will seem very bizarre, the truth is they are practiced more often than you may think. Here is an opportunity for you to learn something new regarding the array of choices you have when it comes to what can be done with your remains after you die. Check out…

1. Make Your Ashes into a Portrait

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By mixing one’s ashes with a specific oil paint, a portrait of the deceased can easily be painted, providing living loved ones with something serious to remember them by. The company that does this will make sure that the bereaved have something attractive that will help keep the loved one before the eyes and close to the heart.

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2. Rocket the Ashes into Outer Space

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You may have heard of this one. A small amount of the dearly departed’s ashes are taking onto a rocket ship and subsequently shot into space to orbit around forever. The amount taken will fit in a container about the same size as a lipstick. This was first done in 1997.

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