Memorial Glass Blackbird with Ashes
The Blackbird, with it beautiful call is a a lovely site in any garden.
They have a host of symbolic meaning
Blackbirds hold various symbolic meanings across different cultures and contexts. Here are some common interpretations associated with blackbirds:
- Transformation and Change: In many cultures, blackbirds are seen as symbols of transformation and change. This is often derived from their seasonal migration patterns, which represent the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth.
- Mystery and Magic: The dark and sleek appearance of blackbirds, especially crows and ravens, has led to associations with mystery and magic. In some mythologies, they are considered messengers between the earthly realm and the spirit world.
- Intelligence: Crows and ravens, both types of blackbirds, are known for their high level of intelligence. They are often associated with wisdom and cleverness in various folklores and mythologies.
- Adaptability: Blackbirds, particularly crows, are highly adaptable to different environments. Their ability to thrive in diverse settings has led to the symbolism of adaptability and resourcefulness.
- Communication: Blackbirds are known for their distinctive calls and songs. In some cultures, this is interpreted as a form of communication, and they are seen as messengers or heralds conveying important information.
- Spiritual Significance: In certain spiritual traditions, blackbirds are believed to carry spiritual messages or omens. The sighting of a blackbird is sometimes considered a sign from the spirit world.
It is discreet yet prominent, these individually hand blown glass Blackbirds are stunning.
The Memorial Glass Keepsake contains a small amount of your loved ones ashes swirled in the dark glass. They are handmade in Devon by craftsmen with years of experience
Top to bottom – 70mm*
Circumference – 50mm*
Weight – 350g*
*slight variations are possible as each one is hand blown.
The Blackbirds are a lovely size that fits perfectly in your hand, such a tactile memorial item and has a good weight if you also wish to use them as a paperweight.
The procedure is extremely rigorous and each item comes with a certificate of authenticity so that you know that only the ashes you have provided are in your memorial glass.
In the serene ambiance of the garden, a solitary blackbird graced the scene with its enchanting presence. Its ebony feathers glistened in the dappled sunlight, casting an aura of mystery and elegance. The garden, a haven of vibrant blooms and verdant foliage, seemed to pause in reverence as the blackbird flitted gracefully from branch to branch. Its melodic song resonated through the air, a captivating melody that echoed the harmony of nature. Against the backdrop of colorful blossoms, the blackbird stood out like a poetic muse, adding a touch of mystique to the tranquil setting. As it foraged for sustenance among the foliage, the blackbird became a living embodiment of the delicate balance and beauty that exists in the symbiotic relationship between flora and fauna. In that moment, the blackbird in the garden became a symbol of nature’s intricate dance, reminding observers of the enchanting narratives woven into the fabric of the natural world.
Keeping the ashes
Many people keep their loved one’s ashes at home, some because they are not sure what to do with them, some because they are not yet ready to do something with them and some simply want to keep them close by, in the house. Sometimes, very well meaning, friends will give advice such as ‘it’s time to move on’ or ‘you’ll feel better if you scatter/bury them’. But only you will know how you feel about the loss of your loved one and only you will know when and if the time is right to do something else with the ashes.
Splitting the ashes
It is worthwhile thinking about keeping some of your loved one’s ashes, as long as there are no religious reasons. You can scatter or bury most of the ashes on a favourite walk perhaps, or at sea or on a favourite holiday. But if you keep a small amount back you can memorialise when you are ready. This will give you more time to decide what you want to do as your feelings may change over time.
As soon as you buy an ashes into glass ornament we will send you a pack with everything you need to send a small amount – a teaspoon of ashes per item – securely to our glassmaker.
The glass maker keeps the ashes securely in a safe until they are individually handmade into your glass memorial. Once cooled the Blackbird is sent securely to you with the certificate of authenticity.
The process takes between 6 to 8 weeks from receipt of ashes.
If you do have an urgent order then perhaps consider a gift voucher instead – Gift Voucher.