When families are faced with shopping for an urn to store a loved ones ashes, it’s usually a pretty dark day. With all the choices that are available to buy online these days it can quickly become very overwhelming. At Urn Garden, we don’t carry every urn on the planet. Based on our years of experience, and listening to our customer’s feedback, we’ve curated a collection of cremation urns for both humans and pets that families use to create touching memorials that create a sense of peace and calm during a highly emotional time.
Here’s a few of our top picks for creating “beauty from the ashes”, to quote a biblical passage. For us, it’s about rising above the storm to find the sunshine.
CARDINAL CREMATION URN
Several of our cremation urn choices are nature themes. The late Dr. Wayne Dyer said “becoming an instrument of peace is easy to do when you return to the natural world”, and many of our friends and families find comfort in the appearance of the cardinal after a death occurs.
The mini jeweled cardinal is a sweet little keepsake that can be purchased separate from the large urn. The top lifts to reveal a small storage chamber that holds a bit of ashes or lock of hair. Here’s a close up.
The companion piece to this ensemble is the adult size cardinal urn with the scarlet red cardinal perched on a branch of blooming dogwood flowers. The dogwood has spiritual connotations and by now everyone knows the significance of a cardinal sighting after death. It means a loved one is near.
Ocean Beach Themed Cremation Urns
For some people, the solution to calm the chaos is take a walk on the beach. In our fast paced, crowded, noisy world, returning to nature can quiet the mind and nourish the spirit. Sand and surf is the best medicine for those that love the salt life. Ocean waves can melt the anxiousness away.
We call this beach themed urn Santa Rosa, it’s made out of metal and can be engraved with up to three lines of engraving if you want. Beautiful ocean sunset, white sand. Peace.
Eagle Urn, Wings of Freedom
We’re circling back to birds, we’ve got quite a collection ranging from owls, bluebirds, hummingbird and more, but the most powerful of the flock and the one that resonates with our families is the eagle.
Beautiful wing span over beautiful blue skyline and snow capped mountain range. We go into more detail on the qualities and characteristics of the powerful eagle on this recent post The Eagle Always Wins, Even at the Funeral.
Sunset Eagle is the traditional vase shape and features a symbolic sunset with rich colors and imagery. Also a full size adult urn, this has the threaded lid and is suitable for display or burial.
Heart Shaped Urns
Heart shaped urns are often used when a smaller container is needed for a smaller amount of ashes. People often buy these small sized urns when the families plan to divide and share some of the ashes. The hearts are perfect for this.
Made from metal with a glossy finish, the hearts are a secure way to store ashes, lock of hair or fur. They usually come with a stand and storage case.
Sold with the stand, they can be elevated or lay flat. Color choices are purple, cobalt blue, green, red.
The hearts engrave beautifully and are suitable for display or burial.
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