What are Cremation Keepsake Urns?

What are Cremation Keepsake Urns?

Dec 01, 2022

Keepsake urns or mini urns are simply smaller urns that hold a much smaller portion of the cremains than a normal urn. Why would you buy this if it doesn’t hold all the cremains of your loved one? Great question–Let's explore the purpose and use of keepsake urns.


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Sharing with Family

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Many people use keepsake urns as a way to share a loved one’s ashes among several family members. Each family member receives a little portion of the ashes to display proudly. Displaying: Displaying the name and date of a loved one who was buried the traditional way is very common. Many people display a keepsake urn on a mantle or desktop so they always have that reminder of who they lost; even though no ashes are in the keepsake.

Saving for Remembrance

Keepsake urns don’t always have to store ashes. You can store a lock of hair from a loved one, dried cremation flowers, sand from their favorite beach - anything that reminds you of them.

Save some Ashes from Scattering

Another popular memorial ceremony is to spread a loved one's ashes in a favorite place, at sea, etc. It is also very common at scattering ceremonies to keep a small portion of cremated ashes for the family to display.


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A Special Theme

Different people like different things. We offer a line of themed keepsake urns that loved ones may have enjoyed as a hobby, passion or something that reminds you of them. They range from palm trees, golfing, doves, fishing, butterflies, flowers, angel wings and more.

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Unique Urn Shapes

We offer several different shapes including: Heart, teardrop, vase, round, and standard keepsake urns. Cremation keepsakes are offered in many different shapes, colors, and styles. Below is a quick breakdown of what options we offer at Stardust Memorials so you can determine which best suits your loved one.

Different Urn Materials

Stardust Memorials offers a variety of urns in different materials. Each material has its unique characteristics. Aluminum is the most common urn material used today. It’s durable, corrosion-resistant, and more affordable than other materials. On the other end of the spectrum, we offer Cloisonne-style urns; these keepsakes are crafted using brass, copper, and colored enamel. In between the two ends of the spectrum, we have wood, brass, marble, and mother of pearl.

There is a lot to consider when purchasing a keepsake urn. Hopefully, this mini-guide has helped in your decision-making. Keepsake urns are a perfect way to remember a loved one.