The Covered Bridge Laser Engraved Cremation Urn features a beautiful pathway and a timeless covered bridge. Available in solid oak, walnut (as shown), or maple. These cremation urns are made from quality hardwoods and laser engraved with the finest detail, revealing true Northwest ingenuity and craftmanship. An ideal and affordable funeral urn for the hiker or outdoor lover. Many other designs available in this gorgeous series.
When you’ve shared so much of your life and love with someone, it’s neither easy or necessary to let all the memories go once they have passed on. And when your beloved was a poet, a dreamer, an artist, a sculptor, a romantic, a sentamentalist, and a memory keeper, those memories and keepsakes become symbolic not only of your beloved, but of the relationship you shared as well.
When it comes time to choose a cremation urn for your beloved romantic, here are three routes to pursue in your search for the perfect funeral urn: beauty in artistry, beauty in likeness, and beauty in function.
Beauty in Artistry
Sometimes the best way to celebrate and remember your beloved is through the beauty of finely crafted art that reflects your loved one’s interests or personality. Here is our series of dimensional artwork cremation urns, available in many gorgeous scenes.
The Romantic usually tends to have a fondness for photographs. A unique and enchanting way to honor your poet-dreamer is to find a favorite photograph and have it laser-engraved with stunning definition and vibrancy on a gorgeous hardwood cremation urn:
If your wife, husband, son, daughter, or loved one was a Romantic, they will often have drawers and baskets and chests and secret spots overflowing with keepsakes – letters and love notes, special jewelry or sentimental toys and knicknacks, and old cassette tape of them singing a favorite tune. Keep these memories near with a memory chest cremation urn such as this one:
Inexpensive cremation urns can be found on everycremationurnwebsite, at Costco and Wal-Mart, Amazon and Ebay. The key to finding an affordable urn is knowing exactly what you are getting for your money. When looking for an urn below the $150.00 range, understand that most are mass-produced and generally imported. These cheap funeral urns will suffice and will usually look nice enough to rest on a mantle or shelf, but cannot boast the genuinely artistic look and the superb quality of construction as do more expensive cremation urns.
Yet if budget constraints exist and you would like to purchase a well-made yet affordable funeral urn for your loved one, we at UrnsNW.com carry a very nice selection of quality budget cremation urns. All of these urns are finely made with the highest craftmanship. The following cremation urns are made from MDF to keep them in a set price range.
These and many more in our Budget Cremation Urns category. Also see some of our very affordable Eco-Friendly Urns, starting at $69.00. And if you have any questions about our budget funeral urns, please call anytime!
Maybe your husband always came home with a handful of 6 inchers and a tall tale about *almost* catching a four-foot pike… with his bare hands. Or maybe both of you just loved setting out your poles and and your camping chairs and while holding hands and reading some good books and generally enjoying the feeling of being outdoors. Or maybe your dad was simply the best fisherman around, and when you think of him a flood of memories rushes upon you – long drives to remote locations, fishing jokes, romping around the river, and the family freezer always brimming with trout and salmon.
Just a quick plug for our other website, NorthwestGifts.com:
We just began carrying a line of certified organic, Oregon-made-and-grown floral wreaths. These gorgeous fresh and dried wreaths can be a timely and touching gift for the bereaved, especially when you can’t make the service because of travel issues. Click here for more info and a coupon code for 8% off our beautiful wreaths.
How to find the perfect cremation urn for your beloved.
An urn is meant to function in several capacities.
First, and most practically, it is meant to hold the cremains of an individual. So watch out for some of the cheaper foreign-made copys; most of these are not made with the quality of an urn meant to last for years or generations to come. Choose something well-crafted from quality materials.
Second, the design, theme, or style should reflect the departed one’s character in some way that celebrates their life and memory. So consider the wood type, the construction style, and the design depicted on the urn with regards to what the cremation urn says about your loved one.
Third, a cremation urn is a means by which you not only remember, but enjoy remembering your loved one. So follow the advice in point number two above, but be sure to pick out an urn that you like, and that celebrates aspects of your beloved that put a warm smile on your lips.
With these points in mind, we’re launching this series of blog posts to highlight quality urns in order to help you decide which unique cremation urn is the perfect fit for your loved one’s unique personality. In doing so, we’ll advertise our own unique cremation urns at UrnsNW, of course (and throw in some coupon codes to boot); but we’ll also do our best to give you ideas and links to help you make a choice you’ll be satisfied with as time goes by.
When someone you love dies, it is hard to know what to do. Chances are, you’ve happened upon this blog because you’re searching for a cremation urn or beginning to research what to for a spouse or relative who has died or is nearing the end. And as you know, it is a difficult time.
“Given how discomforting it is to contemplate our own deaths, it’s no surprise that when it comes to funeral preplanning, most of us are prone to the Scarlett O’Hara syndrome: “I’ll think about it tomorrow.” But it’s important to keep in mind that making these decisions – and communicating them to your family – is good for everyone concerned. It will give you the grown-up satisfaction of taking charge of your own destiny. And it will relieve your loved ones of a terrible burden at a time when they’re least capable of coping with it.”
– The Whole Death Catalog, p. 47
For a one-of-a-kind cremation urn, take advantage of the superior quality of handmade cremation urns
Urns Northwest has recently partnered with a one-of-a-kind urn artist who specializes in hand-spinning the highest quality hardwoods into cremation urns that highlight the unique textures latent in every piece of wood. We are proud to offer this line of hand-turned cremation urns to you, that you may memorialize your loved one with an urn unlike any other in the world.
For an example of the variety and craftmanship we bring to you, see the unique characteristics of these three hant-turned urns, all made from black walnut hardwood:
The craftmanship involved in these unique cremation urns is readily evident. Moreover, these urns are eco-friendly because they are made without screws or nails or metal of any kind, and thus these one-of-a-kind urns can be a part of an earth-conscious green burial.
Generally, a small variety of these specialty cremation urns are kept in stock; wood varieties include the popular Black Walnut and Ambrosia Maple (which are always in stock and ready to ship), as well as American Elm, Magnolia, Tulip Poplar, White Poplar, Cherry, Sweet Gum, Locust, and more, depending on local availability. Each one-of-a-kind urn is specialy crafted to highlight the distinct woodgrain qualities in latent in every tree. No two of these urns are exactly alike, and thus serve as a unique memorial to your loved one.
Don’t settle for cheap urn imitations, pieced together in a foreign factory. Celebrate the beautiful life of your loved one with a gorgeous and unique hand-turned cremation urn from UrnsNW.com.
Feel free to contact us to discuss options regarding our line of hand-spun cremation urns.
Cremation is a process by which the natural decay of the human body over time is sped up artificially. If done thoughtfully and with grace, the process can stand as a poignant acknowledgement of the human condition, and as such, can be a valuable means for those who experience the loss of a loved one to accept the realities of a world in which life and death are the norm.
The details involved in a memorial service, a burial or scattering service, and the final disposition of a loved one are many and varied, and are usually handled well by those to whom we turn in these times – funeral home directors, pastors, other or older family members, experienced friends. But remember that you have a say in these details, and that what you say through the details can help to honor the memory of a loved one and to ease the difficulty of their passing.
Some of those details center on the handling of the cremains, or burial ashes, during the memorial service and at the actual burial. The crematorium will deposit the cremains in a plastic bag, which is placed in a cheap plastic or cardboard container. If you choose to bury or scatter the cremains, rather than keeping them nearby as a treasured memory in one of our beautiful hardwood urns, then the choice of how you bury or scatter the ashes of your loved one can be an opportunity to celebrate their life.
This is why we at Urns Northwest are proud to offer a line of eco-friendly urns. These biodegradable cremation urns are beautiful enough to display at the memorial service (which eliminates the cost of renting a temporary urn from the funeral home), and, more importantly, provides an attractive and environmentally friendly way for you to engage in the process of returning the remains of your loved one back to the dust of the earth.
“Return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.”
– Genesis 3:19
You can celebrate the life of your beloved husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother, friend, or mentor by celebrating their return to the earth. Here is an eco-friendly biodegradable urn to celebrate the passing seasons in life:
Or honor the memory of the ocean lover by disposition of the cremains through this water scattering urn, which is engineered to float for about 5 minutes before descending to the final resting place in the deep:
And here is our most popular eco-friendly cremation urn, the Journey Earthurn Biodegradable Urn:
Remember, you have the choice of how to bring your loved on to their final resting place. Listen to the advice of experienced friends, family members, pastors, and funeral home directors, but ultimately do what most celebrates the life of an incredible individual.
One way to honor the life of your loved one is to have a unique cremation urn custom built to hold their cremains.
We have recently partnered with a master craftsman to bring you the option of customizing a cremation urn for your departed loved one. Choose a wood type that will reflect memories of their character: solid walnut for the strong, dependable one; red mahogany for the romantic; a cheerful light oak for the joyful outdoor lover. Customize an inlay design around the edges, and add a carved token of a cross, a butterfly, a rose, a book, a ’66 Mustang, a pair of wedding rings…. the ideas and possibilities are endless. See our Custom Wood Cremation Urn for more details.
Why buy a mass-produced imported burial urn when, for under $1000, you can have a custom built urn with special accents and designs unique to you and your loved one? Visit Urns Northwest for the best in custom made wood cremation urns.