Decorative Funeral Urns
By Jack Moe
Funeral urns do not have to be a boring, depressing and
generic box that serves as only a container to hold
someone's ashes. When you are containing and protecting
the remains of a dearly departed loved one whether it be
a friend or relative, or even a pet, why not choose to
honor them with a one of a kind hand made cremation urn?
Cremation urns come in all shapes and sizes and can be
made from a wide variety of different material. Funeral
urns can be decorative art urns, and be hand made in a
variety of styles and colors. When choosing cremation
for the way to dispose of the remains of a person who
has passed on, doesn't it make sense to choose an urn
that reflects the nature and personality of the person
who will be enshrined within?
Choosing a creative and beautiful art urn for the ashes
of a loved one or a selecting a lovely pet urn that
honors a beloved family pet is also a great way to help
you gracefully move through the grieving process. The
selection of a beautiful one of a kind cremation urn
will help you think of the wonderful things that the
departed individual meant to you, as you select an urn
that the person would have found attractive.
Metal cremation urns are a durable type to choose and
ideal for anyone who is thinking of burying the urn
underground or displaying the urn in some kind of
special outdoor memorial. Metal offers a versatile
material for the artist or crafter to work with, and a
custom made metal funeral urn is ideal for many
different installations and purposes.
Wooden funeral urns are a little more of a delicate
material and best used if the urn is going to stay
indoors and be displayed around the home. Wooden urns
create a warm, rustic feel and can be truly beautiful. A
wide variety of different types of wood can be used, and
sometimes multiple woods are combined to make a unique
pattern or contrasting color scheme. Often wood can be
combined with other mediums such as metal or stone, and
an incredibly classy piece of art is the ultimate end
Stone urns are a very classical and traditional material
to use and often symbolize the permanence of our love
and enduring care for the person ensconced within. Many
types of stone can be used for the carving and creation
of a pet urn or cremation urn, and there is no end to
the styles and beauty available to the stone carver when
creating such an important piece of memorial art. Stone
cremation urns are also very strong and durable and can
be used for burial, or placed outdoors to honor the
deceased as the centerpiece of an outdoor memorial.
Glass decorative urns also offer a tremendous variety of
possible shapes and styles, and can often be the most
colorful urns available. Blown glass can be made in a
wide variety of brilliant colors, often with delicate
swirling patterns and vivid contrasting hues. Although
strong against the elements such as rain and sun, they
are of course very fragile and should always be
displayed in a place where they are protected from being
dropped or knocked into.
Decorative urns are by far the most attractive and
personalized way to honor and protect the remains of a
cremated loved one, and will create a lasting memorial
to the memory of that special person.
Jack Moe has over one million words in print in online
journals, web magazines and traditional magazine and
newspaper publications. He has a Masters in Journalism.