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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

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Everyday Items You Can Use As A Cremation Urn

You don’t need to buy an urn. In fact, there are plenty of everyday items you probably have in your house that can be used as a cremation urn.

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This beautiful memorial is both a cremation urn and a keepsake chest

Rosewood Chippendale Chest Urn

The Burlini Studios Chippendale Chest Cremation Urn is a truly unique memorial: it is both a cremation urn and a keepsake chest. The top section has a hinged lid that opens to reveal a velvet-line keepsake area, with removeable tray, photo frame, and medal/pin display. Take a look: Continue reading This beautiful memorial is both a cremation urn and a keepsake chest

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5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.

― Shannon L. Alder

Scattering the ashes of your loved one is deeply symbolic act. Not only are you letting go of your loved one and of your grief, but you are in some sense returning them to the earth and releasing their souls. Continue reading 5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes

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Wood Funeral Urns Designed to Fit into a Columbarium Niche

We now offer a selection of beautiful wood funeral urns deisgned to fit into a columbarium niche. These niches are known by a variety of terms – mausoleum niche, columbarium vault, funeral home niche, etc. Generally these are compartments meant to hold cremated remains in a wall at a funeral home, cemetery, columbarium, or mausoleum. The size of the niche might vary a little depending on how much you are willing to pay, but generally they stay fairly small. Continue reading Wood Funeral Urns Designed to Fit into a Columbarium Niche

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The Loon Bird Wood Urn for Memorials in Minnesota, Wisconsin, & Michigan

Wood Cremation Urn with Loon Bird Art

Our newest 3-dimensional inlay wood art memorial urn design is the Loon Bird Wood Urn, our rustic take on this gorgeous waterfowl found throughout the midwest and especially popular in the lake regions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario Canada.

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Horse Themed Cremation Urns for People Who Loved Horses

Horse Themed Cremation Urns

Horses are loved by many. The majestic power, the graceful movement, the equine beauty. Horse themed cremation urns are a popular choice as a memorial for people who loved horses, and there are plenty from which to choose.

At Urns Northwest, we offer some brilliant and premium horse themed cremation urns. Our most beloved designs are wood funeral urns made in the USA that are either standard sized (to hold the remains of one person) or companion sized (to hold the remains of two people, usually a husband and wife).

The premium feature of our horse urns is the 3-dimensional wood inlay art scene on the front of the memorial; this is a selection of laser etched woods in their natural colors which are assembled together like a 3-dimensional jigsaw puzzle to create a vivid, lifelike, yet earthy wood inlay art scene.

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How To Safely Travel With Cremated Remains

Traveling with Ashes

If you are traveling a long distance by car or flying to retrieve the cremated remains of one parent or both, you will probably want to take the remains with you back home. Or perhaps you might want to honor a last wish and scatter them somewhere with sentimental value.

Cremation is a popular practice that affords different options to honor a dead parent or keep them close. Whether you are honoring a final wish to scatter the ashes somewhere sentimental or take them back with you, you will want to keep the remains as safe as possible depending on the traveling methods.

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