Funerals can bring out a lot of emotions – sadness, frustration, anxiety, fear, relief, tension, hope, closure, letdown, and more.
One thing we need not forget is that death and its entourage of surrounding customs (funerals, wakes, cremation, burial, etc) can actually be funny. In the vein of keeping things light, and recognizing that the human race has long used humor as a valuable form of expression relating to all stages and walks of life, here are 20 Funeral Humor Memes that we have collected, created, and shared.
In a visual world, a unique illustrated display of facts and figures can go a long way towards explaining a difficult or in-depth topic. Here are ten interesting funeral infographics that we have found to be helpful. Below you’ll find many new fascinating facts, tips, and stats relating to topics such as how to plan a funeral, cremation trends, famous funerals, handy life insurance information, and the rising costs of dying. Continue reading 10 Interesting Funeral Infographics
With the quality and affordability of both amateur and professional portrait photography on the rise, creating high quality and unique photo memorials for displaying a loved one’s image at a funeral or memorial service has never been easier. Here are some of the options available for funeral pictures & keepsakes. Continue reading Photo Memorials: 7 Unique Funeral Pictures & Keepsakes
Over the years we’ve come across a number of these lists on the web: unique and interesting ways to store or disperse cremated remains. How one person decides to have their remains handled may seem strange to another, but in the end, it is a personal thing. Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do with cremated remains.
People always wonder what is “standard” or commonly written by others on urn inscriptions and funeral stone engravings. But what are some unique inscriptions or epitaphs? And what can we learn from the famous epitaphs of well-known individuals – how their unique lives were expressed in a final, lasting quote, saying, or sentence? Continue reading 5 Famous Epitaphs
Here’s a gift that is perfect for the funeral director or undertaker:
This old-fashioned hanging wall wood plaque includes a customized nameboard and a 3-dimensional hand cast and hand painted relief of an antique hearse. Gorgeous custom office or home wall decor for a personalized gift.
Offering understanding and integrity
Pre-arrangement services available
Professional guidance through difficult times.
In conversations about life and work or when getting to know people, the question I seem to get asked a lot is – Why cremation urns?
When I am asked what I do for a living and I mention that I sell cremation urns, people seem to react with a somber, “Why?” Well, it wasn’t because my family ran or owned a funeral home, which seems to be more of a common answer among funeral professionals. For me, it was because of my dad’s old golf ball display company.
You see, I worked for my dad’s company Golf Treasures for a few years and back in 1998, before I worked for them, we had started a business called Northwest Gifts (which is still going strong). That company started by selling locally manufactured golf gifts, such as hole-in-one award trophies, collectible golf ball cases, and other sports-related display cabinets. Many of the golf items we sold were made by Golf Treasures, so when Golf Treasures started manufacturing a small line of 5 different hardwood urns like these, I figured we could create a website to sell those urns as well.
So, the history of my involvement in selling urns isn’t glamorous or very interesting, but now it has become part of my daily life. I speak to many of our customers and feel their pain as they’re dealing with heartache, memorial arrangements, and costly funeral expenses. The loss of a young child is always the hardest to hear. I can’t imagine the pain of those who have lost a child, but that is for another post.
Now that you know its unglamorous history, the present and the future of Urns Northwest is still to serve at a time of great loss. It is always appreciated, yet humbling, to receive the many “thank you’s” from our customers. We will continue to do our best to provide premium, personal customer service to help you get the right memorial, beautifully made, and delivered at the right time.