Dying to Bloom is proud to carry “Timeless Traditions” Tear Bottles and jewelry. As a natural burial boutique, we also want to provide unique, quality, handcrafted sympathy/memorial gifts.
As delicate as a teardrop itself, the tear bottle is a tradition of shared emotion and transformed relationships that has endured for nearly 3,000 years. Throughout history, people have used tear bottles for real or symbolic tears of love, sorrow and remembrance.
In olden days, tear bottles were used as a mourning tradition. Women of ancient Rome captured their tears in vials to bury with loved ones, symbolizing honor and fidelity. During the Victorian era, tear bottles had special stoppers that allowed the tears to evaporate; once they were gone, the mourning period would end, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion.
Timeless Traditions’ tear bottles convey heartfelt sympathy during trying times such as illness, parting and bereavement. They also hold keepsake remembrances of your loved one – such as a lock of hair, dried flowers, earth from a special place or some other petite remembrance of a loved one – and are frequently used as keepsake urns for ashes.
The tear bottle continues through time as a symbol of love, to encourage and lift the heart.
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