Use Your Cremation Urn as a Vase
How to Enjoy Choosing a Cremation Urn
Here is a new idea about choosing an urn before it's needed for your ashes.
Most people have considered whether they would prefer cremation over traditional burial, and have shared their preference with a family member. The rates of cremation are continuously rising: in the USA, cremations have increased from 26% in 2000 to a current 38%. The Cremation Association of North America estimates this will top 55% by 2025. There are lots of reasons for this consistent increase. A big one is that cremation is more affordable than burial. Another is that it allows people various options for creating a memorial, either in their home or in a columbarium niche, using either a full size urn for holding all the ashes, or a smaller keepsake for a portion only of the ashes, usually with the intent to conduct a scattering ceremony at a cemetery or in a place that holds meaning for the loved one, after having checked of course that the chosen location allows scattering.
I've had all kinds of feedback from people about our cremation urns, but one lovely elderly lady told me something I hadn't heard before. She said that she bought her urn ahead of time so she could enjoy it as a vase, until such time as it was needed to hold her ashes. I think she has a wonderful perspective on life and death - live in the moment, surround yourself with beauty, and always have fresh flowers. With such a positive attitude, I bet she lives to be a very nice ripe age!
Barbara Bergen, Designer and Owner
Cremation Urns by Legacy