Keepsakes are small urns designed to hold a tiny portion of ashes for scattering or burial at a later date.
Most can understand at the heart level – what a keepsake can mean. Since you’re viewing this page of keepsake cremation urns, we’re confident you understand the value of a keepsake urn for ashes.
We’ve learned selecting a cremation urn, especially a keepsake urn, takes place in the heart. The choice is very personal; customers have told us they “knew it when they saw it.” Our collection of keepsake urns is diverse; we know your heart will find the perfect keepsake cremation urn for your needs.
Keepsake cremation urns are just a smaller version of a full size adult urn. An adult vase shaped urn will usually measure about 10 or 11 inches high, in comparison, these mini size urns are only about 3" high on average and will hold a token amount of ashes, usually a couple of tablespoons of cremains.
Some styles are available in medium sizes and called sharing urns. The sharing size is the answer for families that want to divide portions of the ashes to save, scatter, or bury. Ash volume ranges from trace amounts to approximately 1/4 cup.
Sometimes families will add a piece of cremation jewelry as a memorial gift at the funeral while others may prefer to keep the ashes intact and stored in one container. It's a very personal choice and if you have questions about this process, please contact us for more information.
Some of our most popular keepsake urns are small heart-shaped; simple to understand images of love. Others are whimsical miniuture size images of nature: foxes, elephants, hummingbirds, cardinals, blue birds, deer, fish, and butterflies. Others are classically designed; miniatures of traditional cremation urns whose shape dates back to millennia. No matter the presentation, chances are very good you’ll know the perfect keepsake urn when you see it.
The Psychological Value of Keepsake Cremation Urns
As a child, maybe you collected souvenirs of your young life; ticket stubs, rocks, or a small vial of "fools’ gold," collected over hours. Picture your joy when looking at them; the indescribable comfort given by holding each keepsake. Now, extend that feeling to the concept beheld a keepsake urn, and you’ll understand exactly what we’re trying to say: keepsake urns are powerful reminders of a love and a life shared.
It’s natural to be undecided about your loved one’s keepsake cremation urn. Honestly, I your choice largely depends on the situation. For example, if you’re planning on sharing a loved one’s ashes with others, your choice may be limited by cost. If you’re selecting a keepsake urn for yourself, the decision would be made on different qualities, such as color, size, or shape. It's a very personal choice and if you have questions about this process, please contact us for more information.