Bird & Butterfly Urns in Honor of Our Grandmother
This collection of urns featuring birds and butterfly designs is dedicated to my grandmother who was so crazy about birds that we named her condo "The Fowl House" due to her enormous collection of bird themed decor. In addition to the statues, figurines, wall art, and Christmas decorations, she had feeders hanging outside and was especially fond of hummingbirds. She was an avid bird watcher and had books and field guides close by for identification.
Grandmother loved birds, but also all things in nature, including the beauty of the trees changing with the seasons. When someone close to her died, she would plant a flower or blooming bush in their memory, preferring plants that would attract butterflies and hummingbirds. We cherish her memory and honor her spirit here with this collection of bird, flower, and butterfly cremation urns.
Symbolism and Meaning
Ancients believed that after death, the soul leaves the body in the form of a bird and were messengers to the gods. Birds often appear on grave markers and cremation urns as they symbolize the freedom of the spirit. In fact, a bird in flight can represent a soul that is now free from its body. Doves have long been used within the Christian faith as a symbol of peace as well as the Holy Spirit. Eagles are also prominently used for urns and markers of military personnel as it represents service to our country. Cardinals have been popular lately as a reminder of a departed loved one when they are seen nearby.
Flowers can symbolize a wide variety of messages, from love, friendship, innocence, general remembrance. Cremation urns adorned with flowers further commemorate not only specific meaning but also a general love and appreciation for nature.
The rose offers many symbolizations, including love, spirituality, purity and innocence. The specific symbol or meaning, however, is determined by the color of the rose. The classic red is a symbol of grief and love. Yellow is used to show a bond shared between friends. And pink is used to express thankfulness. We offer cremation urns with different colored roses.
Sunflowers symbolize feelings of adoration, loyalty, and longevity. Much meaning is derived from the flower’s namesake, the sun. They are known for being “happy” flowers, making them the perfect symbol for one who brought joy to your life. Our sunflower urn is a fitting memorial.
Irises also have many symbolic meanings, depending on their color. The purple iris symbolizes royalty and wisdom. The yellow iris symbolizes passion. While blue irises symbolize faith and hope. Our iris urns are elegant and lovely memorials.
The butterfly is a common symbol of the connection between life and death, making them a fitting decoration for urns. Butterflies are a representation of death as well as rebirth after death. Many cultures, from ancient times to the present, believe that the butterfly is a manifestation of the souls of those recently passed. In ancient Greece, for example, the word for butterfly was; “psyche,” which also translates to “soul.” In Ireland, there is a saying that goes, “Butterflies are souls of the dead, waiting to pass through purgatory.” Butterfly urns will also represent the symbolism of several cultures. Birds, butterfly and flowers are a meaningful memorial for many.
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