Monday, June 18, 2018

Affordable Cremation Urns

How Can I Find Affordable Cremation Urns? 

It's a good question.  We all want to find the perfect urn for our loved one, but often the urn that best fits their style and spirit is a little (or a lot) out of our price range.  So how do we find discount cremation urns?  Here is our page with deeply discounted urns and keepsakes:  http://www.cremation-urns-legacy.com/Discount-Cremation-Urns-s/1899.htm

Blue Heaven Cremation Urn
At Cremation Urns by Legacy, we consider it our mission to make available inspiring, uplifting urns and keepsakes to everyone, in every price bracket.  All of our funeral urns and memorial keepsakes, however, are hand made, making it difficult to compete with machine manufactured pieces.  That said, it's also the very hand crafted nature of our products that brings the quality of inspiration to them -- many of the techniques required to make our urns are simply not achievable in manufactured pieces.

Our Discount Cremation Urns page features various urns with deep discounts.  Due to the hand crafting process, some pieces have a very tiny flaw, which is shown in a close-up photo (we wouldn't sell an urn with a flaw that was any more than tiny).  

Amber Mini Urn Keepsake
Other urns are more petite than the standard urn size (the standard size being 200 cubic inches, which the volume needed for an adult up to 200 pounds).  Some of our discounted funeral urns are smaller than the standard, and would be perfect for someone who weighed up to 145 pounds.  We also have a very slender purple urn that will contain the ashes from one whose healthy weight was only up to 80 pounds.  And one of our keepsake mini urns is available in limited quantity, the Amber Mini Urn Keepsake, which holds only a very small amount of ashes, 1 cubic inch.

We have another helpful function within our web store that allows you to search for urns or keepsakes by the weight of the person:  http://www.cremation-urns-legacy.com/What-Size-Cremation-Urn-Is-Needed-s/1877.htm , and our discounted urns will also appear within your weight search. 

We hope to help you find the perfect urn or keepsake that reflects your loved one's beautiful spirit, from among our cremation urns on sale.  But in case our Discount Cremation Urns page doesn't have what you are looking for, please use this Coupon Code, LOVE20.  Also known as a promo code or discount code, enter LOVE20 during checkout, for 20% off your entire order, with Free Shipping (to anywhere in continental North America). 

All best wishes for finding the most perfect, yet affordable cremation urn.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

What Size Are Cremation Urns?


What Size Are Cremation Urns?  If you would prefer to watch our YouTube video on this subject, with visuals that help explain the various size factors for funeral urns and keepsakes, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqTDuDHVQmw&t=25s

Everyone at some time will face the death of a loved one.  

Over 50% of funerals are cremations,

so here are some critical points when buying an urn or keepsake.



1. The Weight to Volume Formula  

The Formula is: 1 lb. of healthy weight becomes 1 cubic inch of ashes.  

If your loved one weighed 180 lbs., buy an urn that’s at least 180 cubic inches. 

Most urns are 200 cubic inches. 

There are smaller sizes, as well as larger sizes.



2. Intended Location 

If you want to keep the urn at home, consider its dimensions. 

For a china cabinet or shelving unit, measure the shelf height. 

Or, if you prefer a columbarium niche, ask about height options.



3. Disposition of the Ashes 

Some families conduct a Scattering Ceremony. 

If scattering, you may choose to keep some ashes in a keepsake. 

Or, you can put mementos instead of ashes into a keepsake,

like a small photo, a lock of hair, a poem or letter.



4. Dividing the Ashes 

Another choice is dividing the ashes among family members. 

If so, use “The Formula” to add up the sizes of keepsakes to hold all the ashes:

1 lb. of healthy body weight = 1 cubic inch of ashes.  

A keepsake for each person’s home will inspire loving memories.



5. Your Loved One’s Personality 

To capture the spirit of your loved one, consider their style. 

What made them happy?  What was their favorite color? 

It may take some searching, but you’ll know the right urn when you see it.



There can be great comfort in having properly memorialized your loved one.

See all of our inspiring funeral urns & keepsakes at our Canadian web store, www.cremationurnsbylegacy.ca or in our USA web store, www.cremation-urns-legacy.com.  And please use our “Friends & Family” promo code FAF10 in either web site, for 10% off, with Free Shipping!

Friday, April 20, 2018

5 Factors When Choosing a Cremation Urn


5 Factors When Choosing a Cremation Urn

Almost everyone at some time in their life will face the death of a loved one.  Over 50% of funerals are cremations, and by 2035 it's expected that over 80% will be cremations.  So here are some critical points to consider when buying an urn or keepsake.
Various sizes of cremation urns and keepsakes

#1. The Weight to Volume Formula  
The Formula is this: 1 pound of healthy weight becomes 1 cubic inch of ashes.  
If your loved one weighed 170 lbs., buy an urn that’s at least 170 cubic inches. 
Most urns are 200 cubic inches - this is the standard size recommended by CANA, the Cremation Association of North America. 
Almost all urns conform to this size, but there are smaller sizes available, as well as larger ones.

#2. Intended Location 
If you want to keep the urn at home, you may wish to consider the urn's dimensions. 
For example, for a china cabinet or shelving unit, measure the shelf height. Similarly, for a mantel piece, measure the depth of the mantel.  Or, if your family has selected a columbarium niche, ask about the interior height options, to make sure there is comfortable space for placing the urn within the niche.

#3. Disposition of the Ashes 
Poppies Small Keepsake
Some families conduct a Scattering Ceremony, which can be a very healing and intimate ritual, usually attended only by immediate family and closest friends. It's noteworthy that one should check that scattering is allowed in your intended location - bodies of water, and privately owned property with the owner's permission, are usually okay.
If scattering, you may choose to keep a portion of the ashes in a small keepsake. 
Or, you can put mementos instead of ashes into a keepsake, like a small photo, a lock of hair, a poem or letter.  Either with ashes or mementos, a small keepsake can make a beautiful in-home memorial.

'Forget Me Not' Mini Urn Keepsake holds a small amount of ashes.
#4. Dividing the Ashes 
Another choice is dividing the ashes among family members. 
If so, use “The Formula” to add up the sizes of keepsakes to hold all the ashes:
Each pound of healthy body weight = 1 cubic inch of ashes.  

When family members live at great distances from one another, a keepsake for each person’s home will inspire loving memories for years to come.


#5. Your Loved One’s Personality
I've saved the best for last. To capture the essence of your loved one, consider their style and spirit. What made them happy?  What was their favorite color?  It may take some searching, but you’ll know the right urn when you see it.


There can be great comfort in having properly memorialized your loved one, by capturing their style and spirit in your choice of urn and/or keepsake. 

See our uplifting urns & keepsakes at www.cremationurnsbylegacy.ca, and use our “Friends & Family” promo code FAF10, for 10% off your entire purchase. Free Shipping still applies!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Unique Cremation Urn for a Meaningful Memorial



A Unique Cremation Urn for a Meaningful Memorial

I began designing cremation urns, keepsakes, jewelry and pet urns ten years ago, spurred by the loss of a loved one.  My husband had lost his mother, and the search for a funeral urn that reflected her personality was less than fulfilling.
Meadow Cremation Urn

His family had no choice but to settle for one of the available offerings, which was not as meaningful as it could have been.  Since then, I’ve dedicated myself to making urn and keepsake offerings that are able to stand as expressions of a loved one’s style and persona, and inspire loving memories.  When we bid a final farewell, it’s the beautiful aspects of a life we are celebrating – we recognize all the love, commitment, effort and integrity that person has contributed to our lives, our family, friends and community. 

As a lifelong collector of Tiffany-style art glass, I’ve been in love with the shimmering aura of iridescent glazes for decades.  The aura this kind of hand blown glass brings to an object, such as a vase or a light shade, inspired me to begin working with two world class glass blowers to create funeral offerings.  Producing uplifting pieces became my life’s work, and I’m so happy I chose this path.  Some of the testimonials I’ve received attest to the uplifting effect that has rippled through people’s lives.

Blue Heaven Cremation Urn
A unique urn or keepsake that aptly represents the spirit of our loved one makes a perfect focus at the front of the funeral gathering, and continues to engender warm and loving remembrance long after the life celebration is over.  

I know of one family that decided to conduct a scattering ceremony with their mother's ashes, after the funeral.  This ceremony became an intimate and healing family ritual, with each immediate family member saying a few words prior to the scattering.  Now they are using the spherical top of the urn to contain a few mementos, and have engraved the brass closure with her name, dates, and a brief epitaph, to make a small and unique permanent memorial.  The most wonderful use of the vessel part of her urn though, I think, is as a vase to hold flowers, and it's present during every important family gathering. 
Blue Heaven Keepsake Memorial
 


Whether the final location of the cremation memorial urn is in-home, in a columbarium niche, or elsewhere, the essence of our loved one continues to shine on, reminding us of their unique and beautiful enduring spirit.

All best wishes,
Barbara Bergen, Designer

Please see our complete collection of urns and keepsakes in one of our web stores listed below.  As a special offering to those who wish to find a unique memorial urn, please use this coupon code during checkout, MEMORIAL10, for a 10% discount, and free shipping still applies!
 
Cremation Urns by Legacy's Canadian store
Cremation Urns by Legacy's US store