Unique Urns Ideas for Your Loved One’s Ashes

Published: June 13, 2022
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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While many families may choose to keep their loved one’s ashes in a standard type of display urn, other families may wish for something a little more unconventional. With cremation services in Medina, TN. becoming an increasingly popular choice each year, there are more and more companies creating unique urn options. Because of this, families today have a wide range of uncommon choices for their loved one’s ashes. Here are a few of our favorites.

Stuffed Animal Urn

If you would like to have an urn that you can also cuddle with when you want to feel close to your loved one, then consider a stuffed animal urn. These urns look just like other stuffed animal expect they have a compartment inside that houses your loved one’s ashes. The ashes will first be placed inside a bag that can be sealed. This bag will then typically be placed in a soft velvet (or other plush material) bag and then placed into the animal.

Stuffed animal urns are normally found as teddy bears but can also be in the form of a puppy, cat, rabbit, monkey, or any other animal. Some of these urns also allow for them to be dressed in clothes made from fabric from your loved one’s old clothes.

Hourglass Urn

Hourglass urns are another unique urn option. These urns work just as a normal hourglass would except that instead of being filled with sand, they are filled with a portion of your loved one’s ashes.

Although most of these are not entirely accurate as far as time goes, they make a lovely statement and display piece. They also serve as a wonderful reminder of how life and time are precious.

Themed Urns

No matter what your loved one’s hobbies or passions were, you are most likely able to find an urn that reflects it. From urns shaped as guitars, cars, motorcycles, rockets, tennis balls, golf clubs, and more, you are sure to find just the right urn. By simply performing an online search you will see a ton of retailers ranging from larger companies to individual artists on sites like Etsy.

The Floating Shelf Urn

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The floating shelf urn not only provides a space for your loved one’s ashes., but also a shelf for you to add other items on top such as photos, a candle or plant, or personal mementos. This shelf is ideal for those who may wish to have their loved one’s ashes close but not on such obvious display as with a typical urn. These shelves come in a variety of colors and materials and make a lovely addition to any room with their floating design. 

Final Thoughts

You can see that there are many options when it comes to unique and more unconventional types of urns. And since cremation services in Medina, TN. tend to increase each year, there will be more companies as well as induvial artists creating new ideas every day. While some families may still wish for a traditional style display urn, it’s nice to know there are options for placing your loved one’s remains in an urn that is unique as they were.

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