Coffins (or not)!

Forget Coffins! This Company Will Swirl You Into Beautiful Glass Creations When You Die

Seattle based company Artful Ashes ( is helping loved ones during the grieving process by creating unique ashes glass art memorials for those who have passed away.

Through the use of glass blowing, Artful Ashes collects one tablespoon of your loved one’s ashes to include them in a glass orb and or heart design . “Our artists capture the essence of your loved one’s spirit in a swirl of color and ashes, sealed forever within beautiful glass art,” they write. These amazing pieces comfort your grieving, allowing you to hold and treasure your memories.”

The ashes appear in a coiled pattern entwined with effervescent colors. Each memorial comes with an inscribed message with their loved one’s name.

If you lean towards the more traditional, perhaps you’ve always wondered…..

What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?

The difference is basically one of design. Coffins are tapered at the head and foot and are wide at the shoulders. Caskets are rectangular in shape and are usually constructed of better quality timbers and feature higher standards of workmanship.

Many people regard the coffin or casket as an important tribute to the deceased and they are therefore selected with care. However, to spend so much that it would mean financial difficulties for those left behind would be misguided.

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