Our clients are our guide as they navigate through difficult journeys. We learn that sometimes it takes a while to find the answers. They teach us about what families are doing to create personal memorials for loved ones and can change with the season. Despite snowy and turbulent spring days families planned tree dedications and small garden memorials, knowing that sunshine and warmer weather would come and light the darkness. A dogwood tree and a small marker for one family, a group of coworkers collected funds to purchase a personalized stone as a tribute to an office mate and will place it in the courtyard.
In addition to multiple pieces of jewelry, one of our families bought several glass vials to be filled with a small amount of ashes because they wanted to hang them from the rear view mirror of their cars. This family was located in the deep south and the funeral director said cremation jewelry was a popular option for families, but displaying the vials in the car was a new idea to her as well.
This summer, roses, hummingbirds, and butterflies have been popular themes that bring comfort and remind us of the season. When Urn Garden first started, choices in urn styles were pretty limited for families, but in the last couple of years there has been an explosion of creativity in the market, more competition and better prices. This creates an advantage for the families, but also can be overwhelming when trying to make a decision during a difficult time. We try to keep it simple by offering the styles that families want and not bombarding them with every urn available. If they want a particular style and it’s not on the site, we’ll try to procure it.
We’re deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve our clients and help them create affordable loving memorials and the lessons they teach us every day.