How do you measure a life?
One way people try is with a memorial. Sometimes it is a plaque or art piece, sometimes a photo album, other times it’s the cremation urn.
This last one is what we think about a lot, because we provide beautiful and meaningful funeral urns to grieving families all across the USA and beyond.
But here’s the thing: you can’t measure a life with a memorial. It simply can’t be done. People are way more interesting, complex, and beautiful than an urn, no matter how well-crafted or uniquely suited to the person’s interests, hobbies, or character. People are always going to be more fascinating and more subversive and funnier and quirky and more complicated than any park bench or engraved plaque can communicate.
And that’s a good thing.
So we encourage you to get a gorgeous cremation urn to remember you beloved. Choose something unique and different. Honor their memory with a video montage, a memorial photo album, a all-out party for the “celebration of life.” List off their accomplishments, degrees, lives saved, commendations, awards, charitable works. Detail their passions, hobbies, interests, skills, talents. Describe their character, values, family, triumphs, and more.
At the same time, you can be completely honest knowing that your memorial will never measure up to the person it intends to honor.
And that, when you think about it, can be a very good thing.