My s2bx's cousin and her husband are glass blowers. After my mom passed away I mailed her some of my moms ashes because she makes memory globes. They are these beautiful globes that she infuses the ashes into and puts them on a lighted pedestal. I ordered one for my dad, my brother and myself for xmas. I did not open them and I am giving them to bff Jill and she is going to wrap them for us. On xmas morning we will all open them together as my dad is coming from Florida, so it will be like my mom is here with us on xmas morning. Cousin Leslie sent me an extra gift. She made me this beautiful blown glass xmas bulb. I can't believe how beautiful it is. It is clear glass, but irridescent (did I spell that right, I don't think so??), anyway I have this gingerbread house that lights up and changes colors and I placed the bulb in front of it and the colors reflect off it as they changes and it is gorgeous. What a beautiful surprise!!! I want to get an ornament stand and I think I could actually leave it out all year long. It's not so much Christmasy looking, so I think I can.