One woman has come up with a truly adorable way to remember lost loved ones...
We all grieve in different ways.
via: GettyWhen you lose a loved one, there's no rulebook that details how exactly you need to behave in order to cope with your loss.
For most, the funeral is the pinnacle point of closure.
via: GettyThe ceremony in which people make their final goodbyes is typically the biggest form of closure for most.
However, what happens after the funeral?
via: GettySadly, grief isn't something that magically evaporates once the burial or cremation has taken place.
Grief is a long and painful process...
via: GettyAnd most people take years to fully move on from their grief, while others will sadly never move on at all.
But there are plenty of methods that can help ease the pain of grief...
via: GettyWhile some opt for counseling and therapy, others use more symbolic gestures of remembrance, such as lighting candles in the memory of their loved ones.
For centuries now, people have been finding comfort from these symbolic gestures...
via: GettyBut, in more recent years, people have been taking their methods of grief to the next level.
Instead of the more traditional methods of remembrance...Making keepsakes out of the ashes of the deceased has been growing rapidly in popularity.
Traditionally, ashes are scattered in a place that holds some relevance to the person who has passed...
via: GettyBut, these days, more and more people are instead opting to get these ashes made or incorporated into a keepsake.
Jewelry is one of the more popular choices.
via: GettyThousands of companies now offer a service where you can get the ashes of a loved one incorporated into the stone or jewel of a ring or a necklace.
If you think about it, the essence behind it really is beautiful...
via: GettyBy incorporating the ashes into a solid keepsake, a person is able to keep a little part of their loved one with them forever.
This is Mary Mac.
And she offers a very adorable service for those who have lost a loved one.
She turns them into stuffed bears.And the results are so sweet!
Check out this angel bear.Absolutely adorable.
Or how about this old sweater?So recognizable!
This guy is so sweet.Mary is clearly extremely talented!
This is such a cute idea.And people on the internet are sharing their own similar creations...
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