Memorial services are busy, stressful, and often a blur for the family of the deceased. Often, during a funeral service, attendees will be invited to share memories of the loved one, and these will be humorous, touching, and interesting. But how to remember so many stories and insights?
That is why at Urns Northwest we are proud to offer a ready-to-use package of memory cards, to be filled out by those who share (or don’t have time during the service to share) wonderful memories of their friend.
These packs include 50 cards and 20 pens, in a beautiful ivory pouch to store these hand-written memorials as an heirloom. Each card reads, “My Special Memory of You”, and is lined on the front and back for maximum space.
A memorial service is a time to remember, to share stories of fun and laughter and of tough times endured and gracious acts of love, all of which will be treasured in the hearts and minds of those who gather together to honor the life of a loved one.
Our minds store our memories in long- and short-term; and many people find that a particular location or object aids the retention of a memory into our long-term memory. That is why we offer keepsakes for memorial service, such as our Angel Pocket Charm. These sorts of items can be passed out to all who attend a service, not only as a token of appreciation for attending the service, but also as a mnemonic device for remembering the departed loved one. Continue reading Memorial Service Keepsakes: Pewter Pocket Charms
We offer a beautiful ceramic Photo Memorial Tile that will be sure to warm the hearts of your entire family. Made by hand in the USA, and measuring 4″ x 4″ or 6″ x 6″, we will permanently affix a photograph of your loved one along with an inscription of up to four lines through our ceramic firing process, which results in a gorgeous old-fashioned sepia effect, perfect for honoring and remembering your loved one.
At $39.95 ($49.95 for 6″x6″), this memorial tile is a wonderful and affordable tribute. Plus, if you purchase two or more, the price is only $24.95 each ($34.95 for 6″x6″). This way you can get one for each family member or close friend without exceeding your budget. Orders over $100 receive free ground shipping.
A keepsake urn is a small urn which holds a tiny amount of cremated remains, usually between 1-50 cubic inches depending on the design of the keepsake. This is just a small portion of the cremated remains, as the average amount of ashes from an adult cremation is just under 200 cubic inches.
Sharing keepsake urns are used for a variety of purposes, usually to keep a small portion of remains as a memento when your loved one’s ashes are buried or kept in a funeral niche. Many of our keepsakes are smaller versions of a standard sized urn for this very reason, allowing you to have a nearly identical memorial close to you while the urn is stored in a columbarium or buried in a cemetery.
These small urns are also sometimes known as “sharing keepsakes” because several relatives may wish to each keep a small portion of remains, or because an individual’s remains may be entirely divided up between several loved ones. If dividing the ashes, you’ll probably want to look for an urn that holds between 20 and 50 cubic inches, depending on how many family members are sharing. If you would just like a small portion as a memento, there are many options such as the keepsake urns mentioned below, cremation jewelry, mini scattering tubesand pods, and even custom made jewelry with the remains mixed into the glass beads.
Keepsake boxes are the perfect memorial to your loved one if you’ve decided on interment, scattering, or placement in a mausoleum or niche. We offer a line of gorgeous walnut wood memorial keepsake boxes, which are memory chests ideal for holding a small collection of special keepsakes. These boxes are ideal for a memorial gift for family members, and tthey can be customized with name plates or laser engraving for a lasting tribute to a loved one.