Keepsakes from funerals have long been a tradition in the United States. Many old family Bibles have pages stained from dried flowers sent in honor of loved ones. For many, prayer cards serve as a memento of final services. As cremations continue to grow in acceptance and popularity, cremation keepsakes are also being chosen by many families who have lost a loved one.
Cremation keepsakes range widely in type, style and use. Some hold the cremains of a loved one while others will use just a tiny portion of the cremains in creating lovely keepsakes that can be worn as jewelry or otherwise displayed. Here are a few.
Traditional urns are generally vase-shaped containers made of porcelain, wood or metal. These urns contain the ashes of a loved one and are usually kept by a member of the family. Today’s contemporary urns come in a variety of stylish designs, colors and materials. Some are designed for placement on a desk or to serve as a paperweight. There are also bio-degradable and other specialized urns available if the cremains are to be buried or scattered.
Another excellent way to be reminded a loved-one is never far away is through clocks that contain a portion of the cremains. Clocks are available in a choice of styles and can be personalized with an engraving or a favorite photo. Clocks are often designed to be placed on a shelf or desk.
This is a lovely keepsake that contains some of the cremains of a family member. It is symbolic and beautiful and as the wind blows, gentle soothing tones fill the area. Wind chimes are quickly growing in popularity as cremation keepsakes.
Another set of cremation keepsakes that have been largely accepted is jewelry created from a very small amount of a person’s cremains. This jewelry can be in the shape of a cross, heart, dove or other shapes that serves as a reminder of the deceased. They can include bracelets, necklaces and even earrings. Beautiful and tasteful, many people are discovering this is a heartwarming way to keep a loved one close.
The Cremation Society of Northern Kentucky
At the Cremation Society of Northern Kentucky, we understand that families decide on a cremation for a variety of factors. It may have been the wishes of the deceased to be cremated. We specialize in simple and affordable cremations and services that are conducted with the utmost of respect. We also offer a variety of cremation keepsakes for those who desire to keep their loved ones near. Ask us about your choices. We’ll assist you in selecting a keepsake or keepsakes that have special meaning for you and your family. In your time of need, we are here to help at the Cremation Society of Northern Kentucky. Please feel free to contact us with your questions.