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Mailbag: How long after death can ashes be used to grow a tree?

Do cremated ashes expire for planting as a tree?

From our Reader Mailbag, a question about our Memorial Tree Urns. These are cremation urns that hold a small amount of cremated remains (a.k.a. “ashes). The urn is then “planted” in the ground, and a tree grows from the included seeds, incorporating the remains into the tree.

The proprietary composition of the urn helps the ashes actually aid in the growth of the tree. This keen reader had a question about the use of the cremated remains themselves, and whether or not they expire. Continue reading Mailbag: How long after death can ashes be used to grow a tree?

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These Hand Blown Glass Art Cremation Urns Will *Blow* Your Mind

See what we did there? Hand blown glass art cremation urns that will blow your mind… right?! Right?!

OK, bad jokes aside, these glass cremation urns really are truly exceptional. Each piece is crafted individually by hand from start to finish in Oregon. With these cremation urns, the tradition of artistic glass blowing is brought to bear on funerals and memorials in a very special way.

The combination of human hands, human breath, and molten glass together with the skill of a glassblowing master results in the finest hand blown glass art cremation urns on the market today. Continue reading These Hand Blown Glass Art Cremation Urns Will *Blow* Your Mind

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The 11 Types of Companion Cremation Urns You Need to Know About

Different Types of Companion Cremation Urns

To make the most informed decision about companion cremation urns, you need to know what options are available to you. Make sure that you read our Complete Guide to Companion Urns, which provides everything you need to know about the function and use of companion urns.

Once you have an understanding of what a companion urn is – a.k.a. double urn, urn for two people, couple’s urn, etc. – you will want to choose the type of companion urn that you find the most beautiful and suitable. Continue reading The 11 Types of Companion Cremation Urns You Need to Know About

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12 Rustic Wooden Cremation Urns with Surprising Elegance

Rustic Wood Cremation Urns Made in the USA

Wood is the perfect choice for a cremation urn. There is something peaceful and soothing about wood. The natural lines of the wood grain, created from years of undisturbed growth in the wild, soundlessly speak of towering trees beside the still waters of a mountain lake or the soft chirping of birds around a well-trodden forest foot path. Continue reading 12 Rustic Wooden Cremation Urns with Surprising Elegance

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The 13 Most Beautiful Lighthouse Cremation Urns on the Web

Gorgeous Lighthouse Urns for Ashes

A lighthouse is a symbol of hope, a literal beacon of light that beckons the storm-tossed wanderer safely onwards as they journey home.

Representing solid dependability, noble dedication, and the call of the sea, lighthouses are also simply a favorite destination for those who love the coastal beauty of those points where the ocean meets the shore. All this and more makes the lighthouse a popular and fitting theme for a memorial urn, especially among those who treasure the memories of lighthouse touring and beach trips enjoyed together. Continue reading The 13 Most Beautiful Lighthouse Cremation Urns on the Web

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These Floral Cremation Urns Are Earthy & Beautiful, Just Like Her

Beautiful & Earthy Floral Cremation Urns with Flower Art

We’ve recently updated two of our most popular and beautiful floral cremation urns, and the results are stunning. Continue reading These Floral Cremation Urns Are Earthy & Beautiful, Just Like Her

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15 Memorial Ideas Made From Cremated Ashes

Memorial ideas made out of cremated remains

A memorial made from cremated ashes is simply the ultimate way to keep your loved one close to your heart. Here are 15 creative and unique memorial ideas made using actual cremated remains. These include decorative accents, jewelry, and even trees. Continue reading 15 Memorial Ideas Made From Cremated Ashes

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A beautiful, rustic bass fisherman funeral urn memorial

Here we showcase one of our most popular cremation urns, a beautiful, rustic bass fisherman funeral urn memorial. Crafted in a small Oregon woodshop using premium hardwoods, intricate inlays, and laser etched detailing, this cremation urn is a beautiful way to celebrate the one who loved to fish. Continue reading A beautiful, rustic bass fisherman funeral urn memorial

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When is the best time to buy a funeral urn?

Buying a funeral urn

When is the best time to buy a funeral urn? This is one of those purchases that may quite suddenly and unexpectedly become very important to you and your family. Right now, you may be reeling after the loss of a loved one and searching frantically for a wide variety of funeral products and services. Or perhaps you are – wisely – beginning to plan ahead for your final arrangements. Whatever may be your situation, we have some helpful information for you below. Continue reading When is the best time to buy a funeral urn?

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Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn

The Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn presents a lovely, earthy, homespun memorial to your loved one. This beautiful cremation urn is made in the USA from premium solid walnut wood and boasts a dark walnut stain and elegant “Autumn Leaves” carvings on the top of the piece. Continue reading Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn