It’s spring; the season when–after a long winter–we once again see birds returning home and hear the melodies of their songs. They are among the first signs of the change of seasons; a transition which brings hope to even those who grieve. For many of our customers, a bird urn or mini-urn chosen from the selection of bird urns shown here reminds them of the power of spring to restore faith and hope.
Because of its popularity, this first bird urn, the Cardinal on Dogwood Flower Urn, was recently featured in “Expressions of Nature’s Beauty: Urn Garden’s Top 5 Nature Urns”.
Cardinals, as you might know are, for some, powerful symbols of power and enthusiasm. In Native American lore, the Cardinal watches over our relationships, overseeing courtship and inspiring loyalty and monogamy. Also, for some, Cardinals represent the spirit of a loved one who has passed away.
This bird urn has a 200 cubic inch capacity, making it ideal for an adult. It is 10 inches high and 6 inches wide; made of metal and hand-painted. It comes with a velvet storage bag.
Our next Cardinal urn, the Cardinal Jeweled Keepsake, is just 3 inches high. It’s exquisite: hand-painted in rich red enamel and studded with Austrian crystal. This tiny keepsake will hold a very small amount of ashes, a lock of hair, or other memento.
Lots of people the world over see the bluebird as the perfect life-affirming symbol of love and happiness. Bluebirds inspire us to embrace life. Urn Garden’s Bluebird Jeweled Mini Urn is also very small: just two inches high and two and a quarter inches long. It will hold just a “trace” amount of ash. It’s hand-painted a brilliant blue and studded with crystals, making it a tiny treasure.
19th century Naturalist John Burroughs called the bluebird the divinest of the birds of spring: “The other birds that arrive about the same time–the sparrow, the robin, the phoebe-bird–are clad in neutral tints, gray, brown, or russet; but the bluebird brings one of the primary hues and the divinest of them all.” (Source: AZ Quotes)
If you agree with him, this bluebird urn may be the perfect way to share a loved one’s ashes with friends and other family members.
Love Owls? Then Check Out This Sweet Owl Urn
Owls are intelligent, patient observers of the world around them. For many, the owl symbolizes intuition (the ability to see/feel what others can’t) and wisdom. Others believe the owl heralds a change or life transition; a belief which makes this owl urn most meaningful.
As with the previous two bird urns; our Wise Owl Keepsake Urn is small, measuring just four and a half inches high. Made of hand-painted resin, this whimsical bird urn is rich in detail. It’s suitable for a small portion of ash, lock of hair, or other small memento.
One of our most popular bird urns is the Jeweled Hummingbird Mini Urn. Naturally, hummingbirds are symbols of energy and vitality (anyone who has watched one flit effortlessly from flower-to-flower knows that!) But they are also symbolic of healing, persistence and peace.
Just like the bluebird min-urn, this hand-painted metal sculpture is very small: less than four inches high with a wing-span of just three inches. It can hold just a trace amount of ash, or a lock of hair. Crystals add extra sparkle to this delicate keepsake memorial.
If you’re looking for a hummingbird urn large enough for the ashes of an adult, our Hummingbird Flight Urn for Ashes might just take your breath away. This metal urn is ten and a half inches high, six and a half inches wide; and features a highly-polished emerald green surface with real mother-of-pearl inlay.
Hummingbird lovers who want cremation jewelry will appreciate this unique Silver Hummingbird Urn Jewelry. Sterling silver, and just over an inch in length, this hummingbird urn will safeguard a small portion of ash or lock of hair. Handcrafted in the United States by talented artisans, this pendant will quickly become a treasured keepsake.
Bird Urns Represent the Best in Life: Hope, Faith, Wisdom, and Love
“Everyone likes birds”, said David Attenborough. “What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?”
We love them for so many reasons. Yes, they’re lovely to look at, and fun to watch. But birds are more to us than we may realize; think about Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Hope is the thing with feathers”, which describes hope as a small bird. I’m sure you’re familiar with the first stanza:
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all…”
Birds bring us hope; but what of faith? J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, wrote of the connection between birds and faith in his novel The Little White Bird: “The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” (Source: Goodreads)