When a family buys an urn online, they often want the cremation urn personalized with names and dates, and we can usually accommodate the request with laser engraving. Sometimes we get some crazy requests though. If you request it, we’ll do it, even if we think it’s a bad idea. But, if we are being honest, sometimes these customers get the urn with the disrespectful inscription THAT THEY REQUESTED, and they get upset and probably have regrets. Laser engraving is permanent, so no take backs and we can’t edit or fix it. Choose your words wisely.
Years ago, we got a call from someone who was asking about engraving on an urn for his dad. When I asked him what he wanted to inscribe on the urn, he asked, “Can you engrave cuss words all over it?” We could, and after discussing what the final resting place would be (he was keeping it on display in the home) he backed away from his original vision and went with a more traditional format.
It gave us the idea to launch a “Kiss My Ash Collection” of cremation urns, and over the years we’ve saved a few of the creations that our customers have come up with.
Are these cremation urns dignified? Probably not. But we have to consider that maybe the messaging fits the personality of the deceased, or perhaps it was their final wish?
Lucky Shamrock Cremation Urn
Lucky Shamrock Cremation Urn is a popular style, it looks blue in this photo, but is actually green, but there is no mistake about the color of the deceased’s backside.
Route 66 Motorcycle Urn for Ashes
Route 66 Urn for Ashes, and this biker chic had an attitude that I can appreciate it.
Another “urn with attitude” was this hot red memorial that probably spoke volumes about the deceased.
Celtic Cross Cremation Urn
The owner of the Celtic Cross Cremation Urn was a little more subtle in the messaging and actually inspired this collection.
Deer in the Woods Cremation Box for Ashes
This cremation box puzzled us, but we just assumed maybe this was a phrase that the departed used often?
Cardinal Cremation Urn
The person that ordered the Cardinal Urn was a little more mild and kind of cute. No names, no dates, just “Fiddlesticks! “
Journey Biodegradable Urn for Scattering Ashes on Water
We’ve all seen the meme on social media, the Journey Biodegradable urn takes it to a new level.
“Always fun till we lost a wiener” not sure what the meaning is, but maybe it’s an inside joke. We giggled a little when we were setting the Celtic Cross urn up for engraving.
And then finally….
We made this up. We don’t claim to be graphic artists and are just trying to have a little fun with the Pumpkin Spice hype that rolls around every season.
There are more, but we didn’t always get the pictures to prove it. All in all, my top choice for the Kiss My Ash urn collection is one that we do not have an image for, but was very simple and direct. Again, no name, no dates. Just the simple message: “SHE TRIED“.