BUDGET-CONSCIOUS MEMORIALS KEEP LOST FAMILY & PETS
CLOSE DURING HOLIDAY SEASON, MAKE GREAT GIFTS
December 2, 2010, Santa Barbara, CA — Memory Glass® custom solid glass keepsakes memorialize lost family, friends, and pets – eternally preserving cremated ashes, soil from a burial site or sand by suspending them within the glass. It’s a holiday gift that can be shared with every family member, regardless of where they live, and one that will be treasured forever.
The past loss of a loved one hits us strongly during the holiday season when their lack of presence is magnified by holiday parties, family gatherings, and gift giving. Memory Glass® gives consumers a tangible memorial they can take with them anywhere, and lets each member of the family keep a bit of cremated ashes close to them physically.
“We get calls every day from people who’ve had their mother’s ashes or their beloved dog’s ashes stashed in a closet for years. They either didn’t know what to do with them or didn’t think they could afford to memorialize them,” states Loren Dion, Memory Glass Owner & Lead Artist. “When it comes to the decision of what to do with someone’s ashes, our products are one of the more cost-conscious options available.”
Each Memory Glass® is hand-blown using high-quality crystal glass and colored glass from a selection of 16 shades. An extremely small amount of cremated ashes, soil or sand is required, giving families the opportunity to create multiple Memory Glasses®. When used with cremated ashes, the family can still bury or scatter the remainder of the ashes.
Four customizable products plus handmade display stands are available, ranging from $150-$400:
Established in 2002, Memory Glass® began as a family business inspired by the loss of a close friend. Its mission is to provide a creative, affordable, alternative form of memorialization for those grieving the loss of family, friends or pets. Memory Glass® products can be ordered online at www.MemoryGlass.com, and are available in funeral homes and crematoriums in all 50 states.