If you’ve recently lost a loved one who was regarded as a unique individual, it might be that you’re looking for something different than the norm to represent them at their funeral. One of the best ways to do this is to purchase a unique urn. To help you out with a few ideas, below are some of the most unique and beautify urns in the marketplace.
An Eco-Friendly Work of Art
A ukulele, a suitcase, a teapot, an apple- whatever object that best represents your loved one, an artist can recreate it as a biodegradable personalized urn. An artist can adopt their brightly-painted, pretty art onto an eco urn that can either remain in your house, be placed in the sea, or be buried.
An artist can invest their ingenuity into each crafted piece, such as in producing a boat-and-globe urn cleverly designed so that the boat is released in the waves as the ashes fall below the water.
A Strange Creature Urn
An urn with an animal head from popular culture, mythology, or elsewhere can add a degree of playfulness. Such an urn can also shine while sitting on top of your mantlepiece. Or it might just surprise future archeologists when buried. Such an urn is incredibly unique, and with a range that includes E.T., King Kong, and a yeti, it’s a great way to ensure that your loved one will be given a stylish send-off.
A Marijuana Memorial
You can purchase an urn that contains beautiful pot leaf engravings. You can keep some of their ashes in a memorial that will continue to be a valuable and significant part of their character. Marijuana urns vary in complexity and size. For example, you can purchase a smack box with a basic engraved pot leaf or an extra-large chest with a field of cannabis on the front.
A Salty Urn
Himalayan salt has a surprising number of uses. You can use it to season your food, carve into your lamps, and yes, even to make a funeral urn. The marble-like texture and pink color makes for a stunning keepsake. If you’re saying goodbye to your loved one at sea, however, it dissolves within just a few hours, which makes it a great eco-friendly option.
A Peaceful Pebble Urn
A hand-created birch plywood urn mimics a smooth shape of a pebble and the rings in a tree, which serves as a reminder of time passing and the length of an individual’s life. They not only possess a stunningly organic and tactile shape, but they’re also biodegradable. You can also purchase a keepsake version and keep some smaller items that serve as a reminder of your loved one, such as letters, ornaments, or jewelry along with a small number of your loved one’s ashes.
A whale urn can be charming, non-toxic, and biodegradable, which means that it can either remain at home or be used to contain your loved one’s ashes before you release them into the ocean. It’ll float briefly like a whale before it sinks into the deep. Other similar urns include dolphins, lotus flowers, and paper turtles. Each one offers an ideal way to say goodbye to your loved one.
A Crazy Urn
You can have a stunningly-designed and yet crazy and personalized urn made on request. You can request urns that resemble planes, guitars, canal boats, and yes, even the Starship Enterprise if your loved one was a devoted Trekkie. Despite their uniquely different appearance, these urns are completely functional and make for a stunning tribute to your loved one’s personality.
A Viking Funeral Ship
Forgetting historical accuracy for a moment, an urn with a warrior’s body being pushed out to sea in a longboat and set on fire with flaming arrows offers some real drama. You might not come across a full-sized Viking longboat very often, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a heroic send-off for your loved one with a smaller replica. You can even set a fully combustible urn adrift and alight in water, although you might want to omit the flaming arrows.
A Bird to Visit You
A carefully crafted keepsake urn can provide an uplifting cheerful feel that makes it stand out. The birds perched on an urn symbolizes the belief that when you lay your eyes on a red bird, a loved one is visiting you from beyond. These urns can be small, and even be purchased for a pet or for a family who would like to divide the ashes between multiple households.