Holiday Gift: Hand-Blown Glass Infused With a Loved One’s Cremated Ashes


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:

Memory Glass Cremation Memorial Orb

Orbs are solid glass balls, available in 2 sizes & 4 designs

Memory Glass Cremation Memorial Touchstones

Touchstones fit perfectly in the palm of your hand

Memory Glass Cremation Memorial Pendants

Pendants keep loved ones close to your heart

Memory Glass Cremation Memorial Heart

Hearts are sculptures that hide the ashes within

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, and are available in funeral homes and crematoriums in all 50 states.

Sarah Savage
(805) 895-5835

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