Four Seasons Urns Approved by Green Burial Council

December 21, 2010 // Cremation Urns and Keepsakes

Four Seasons UrnsWe are happy to announce a new cremation urn to our collection. The Four Seasons Urns are completely biodegradable, using only green products that degrade naturally into the earth. There are no screws holding the urn together and the glue is not toxic. The urn is finished with natural beeswax giving it a lovely and elegant look.Biodegradable Urn Recently approved by the Green Burial Council, the Four Seasons Urns are beautiful and green. Because we are unable to ensure that all wood is harvested with a specific area, the urn is ranking a 4/5.

Scattering Ashes Insights and Information

October 09, 2010 // Scattering Ashes

smokey-grey-scattering-tube-ea1Dispersing the ashes of a deceased family member or friend is a beautiful and spiritual experience. It symbolizes the freeing of someone’s soul go to its final resting place. You can make the ash scattering as meaningful and personal as possible, so your loved one gets the final cast-off that he or she deserves. Here are some options for dispersing the cremains of the departed: Water Scattering Spreading the ashes of a loved one at sea or another body of water is an elegant and serene way to honor the dead.

Saying Goodbye with the Right Pet Memorial

September 20, 2010 // Losing a Pet

26016 (1)Giving your pet a dignified farewell is really an important part of saying goodbye. Like human companions, pets play huge roles in our lives and our families lives. They offer unconditional love, steadfast camaraderie, and cheerful homecomings and company. For these and many other reasons, the death of a pet is a hard thing to deal with. That is why memorializing your friend is an important step to take.The individuals at Pets To Rest are committed to making the process of losing a pet as easy as possible. Their large selection of pet urns and keepsakes are helpful in memorializing your pet.

Finding the Right Memorial for a Musician

September 19, 2010 // Cremation Urns and Keepsakes

An Urn is a Wonderful Option to Memorialize a Loved One with Musical Talent. Musicians seem to be a special breed all their own; if your loved one was a musician, you know that they are blessed with a gift that not everyone in this life is lucky enough to possess. A musician cremation urn is the perfect way to pay tribute to someone who was in touch with their senses, that loved music to their very core.

Photo Urns

September 15, 2010 // Cremation Urns and Keepsakes

Photo Frame Urn Photo Urns: Immortalizing a Loved One As most already know, a picture is said to be “worth a thousand words.” It’s true. A photo can serve to take the mind to another place in time, often resulting in deep reflection on the person being viewed. When faced with the immeasurable loss of a loved one, it is an important time for remembrance on how that person touched your life. Just seeing a photo of the departed as they lived, especially during a high point in their life or while doing something they loved, can be a comforting experience.

What We Can Learn From the Sony Film "Death at a Funeral"

September 12, 2010 // Funeral Advice

Death at a Funeral was really a good film, that brought a kind of lightheartedness to losing a loved one. There are several take aways that we can get from this film. Here are a couple: 1.       After someone dies you’ll likely learn some things about them that you didn’t know. Stories will get told and passed around and it can really be helpful to remember them in this way. It’s a good idea to join the conversation and learn about your loved one. 2.       Things can wrong at the funeral. This is a difficult time and people are under a lot of stress. Take the time to understand that people are going through a hard time and that they may be acting differently than usual.

Memorializing September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2010 // Memorials

348943_lToday we look back on the day we lost 2,819 people in New York City. Not only did we loss so many people, but we lost two iconic buildings that represented the strength of our great nation. A memorial will be created for the towers; this memorial was designed by Peter Walker and Michael Arad, who were selected from more than 5,000 design concepts. The memorial will be a large open space and plaza hosting almost 400 large trees that will surround a water area. I'm so pleased to hear that the memorial will not be another large building, but the opposite, an open space.

Memorializing a Little Angel, Choosing Infant Urns

September 07, 2010 // Cremation Urns and Keepsakes

The loss of an infant is impossible to comprehend. It’s one of the most heartbreaking and unimaginable experiences any parent can endure. Making arrangements for a tiny angel isn’t something anyone wants to do, but if cremation is the option, choosing an infant urn is an emotional and necessary step. This will be the final resting place where a cherished cherub will remain, and serve as a touching tribute to this tiny soul whose time was cut too short. There are many different types of infant urns that will comfort you and allow your little angel to be with you in way that may not be obvious to others. Here are a few sweet options that will make beautiful memorials for the smallest angels. Music Box Infant Urn A child’s memory will last forever with an infant urn music box. They come in a variety of styles from classic wooden boxes to metal heart shapes, and can be engraved with the baby’s name or included with a picture.

Cremation Urns Development into Art

September 03, 2010 // Cremation Urns and Keepsakes

Art UrnsTo put it bluntly, urns for ashes were once purely functional; the look or design was utilitarian, as the cremation urns were used solely for the purpose of burial or were placed in an obscure place never to be seen again. Most were designed in dull colors and were nothing anyone would take note of - you certainly wouldn't have called urns for ashes "beautiful" or "exquisite." Today, things have certainly changed. The urns for ashes that can be found today are spectacular, and thousands of unique choices mean that you can find the perfect one for your needs.