Cremation ceramics allow you to immortalize and drink out of your loved ones

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Simply displaying your deceased loved one’s ashes in an urn on your mantle is so last year.

Justin Crowe of Chronicle Cremation Designs offers something much more unique that you can do with the ashes of a loved one. The business turns remains into “ceramic design objects” for your home. 

That’s right – you can enjoy your morning cup of joe from a mug made of grandma, or rock a ceramic necklace made from your BFF.

Crowe was inspired to start this venture when his grandpa passed away.

“Being with my grandfather when he died in his home had a profound impact on my outlook. Home is a place that is routine, average and familiar, and experiencing such a huge emotional event in that environment helped normalize his passing for me,” Crowe wrote to Mashable. “Based on this experience, I began to search for a way to give others the ability to remember passed loved ones in daily life.”  Read more…

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When a loved one dies, their Facebook profile is both a blessing and a curse

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LONDON — When someone you love passes away, processing that loss can be incredibly hard.

Through the annals of time, the physical vestiges of a person’s life — like clothing, letters, photographs and jewellery — have provided comfort to those grieving after their death. But now, social media means a digital imprint of a person’s life can also live on after a person has died.

Grief is a profoundly personal experience that comes in a myriad of forms. But social media is proving to be an outlet for grieving friends and family members who are coming to terms with the loss of someone they love. 

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