Top Ways to Personalize a Cremation Urn

Top Ways to Personalize a Cremation Urn

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on Oct 28, 2016

As you look for a cremation urn, consider how it may reflect your loved one's life and personality while expressing your love for them. What were their interests, hobbies or life experiences? Personalization is a way to create a one-of-a-kind memorial urn.

*TIP - While searching for an urn with a specific theme such as 'bird urn' or 'butterfly urn,' keep in mind that many 'plain' urns can be engraved with artwork such as birds, butterflies, military emblems, sailboats, or similar images to capture that idea.


Top Ways to Personalize a Cremation Urn

  1. Words. Many urns have an engraving option. Often you can engrave three lines of text into the surface of a metal, wood, or cultured marble cremation urn. You can record the name, birth and death dates, or a meaningful message. You will have a character limit per line, but most urns have space for up to 16 characters. Words allow you to create a thoughtful, unique memorial that may bring you comfort.

  2. Artwork. Display personality with artwork. If there is allotted space on the urn,our team of professional engravers can include an imageósuch as a butterfly, a deer, a motorcycle, a flower and more --alongside the specified engraved text. Visit our Engraving & Personalization page to view the two sets of available engraving art gallery options for metal urns or wood and cultured marble urns.
  3. Theme. Style choices are another way to express a loved oneís uniqueness. Perhaps your relative was an enthusiastic golfer? The Golf Cremation Urn for Ashes might be the perfect choice.Check out the Urns by Theme category to look for urn designs that might reflect your loved oneís interests. Color can be an outlet for emotions, remind you of a place or experience, or simply show his or her favorite color.

  4. Photos. Highlight a special memory with a photo. Chest urns have a extra compartment for photos and other small mementos. The Rosewood Hall Photo Chest Urn allows for the framing of a portrait onthe outside of the cremation urn for ashes. If you select a traditional metal urn, but like the idea of photographs too, you might consider creating a slideshow of images to play on a tablet or similar device as part of the memorial display next to the urn. 

When shopping for the perfect memorial urn, it helps to recall the memories shared with your loved one. Thinking about what made them special, what they liked, and who they were, will help you find a cremation urn to honor their memory.