Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Line of Cremation Urns, Keepsakes and Pet Urns

Sunlight reflects constellation of lights throughout the room.
Use Launch Promo Code GP10

We are very excited to introduce our newest line of cremation urns, keepsakes and pet urns, called the Reflections Collection. In fact, we're so excited, we want to give you a 10% discount with Promo Code GP10.

These funeral urns and memorials are so named with good reason: when placed near a sunny window, the many facets of these handmade pieces reflect a virtual constellation of lights throughout the room ... this becomes a daily and uplifting effect that occurs at the same time each day.

The Reflections Collection is comprised of funeral urns for adults in two sizes (Large for a person up to 200 lbs, and Medium for up to 175 lbs), sphere urns for a child or infant in three sizes, and spheres sized as pet urns.

The full sized urns are hand crafted in art glass, with a silver plated ring at the rim, and a choice of sphere top or flat top, depending on height availability in the urn's intended location. Included with the urn is a plastic liner bag, instructions for transfer of ashes, and permanent sealing silicone.

The spheres, also hand made in art glass, sit atop a solid brass stand and feature a solid brass Closure, which is finely threaded to the urn, and provides enough area for engraving with name, dates, and a few meaningful words of remembrance.  Included within each sphere is a plastic liner bag, instructions for ashes transfer, a velvet pouch and a small ziplock bag for containing mementos separately from the ashes.

Use our launch promo code GP10 for 10% off all items in our web store - simply enter the code during checkout. The true beauty of our new line of urns is not only their uplifting and inspiring reflective nature, but also their affordability.  And free shipping is included in every purchase. Visit our web store at http://www.cremationurnsbylegacy.ca to see the full array of funeral urns, cremation jewellery, keepsake memorials and pet urns we offer.  

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Funeral Planning

Make a Funeral Plan for Your Loved Ones

(...and take 10% off with our Friends and Family promo code: FAF10)

Lately, people are considering doing something about their own funeral plans.  If you’ve chosen cremation, your loved ones most likely know that this is your choice – but unfortunately that's about all.

Meadow Cremation Urn
What happens when your time has come?  In a very distressed state of mind, your loved ones start to make choices about your funeral with the help of their funeral director. As part of the cremation arrangements, they try to choose an urn for containing the ashes.  At this point, while in a state of emotional duress, many opt for a basic box, with the intention of finding an urn later.  The box goes into the closet, with the idea of finding the right urn later, and it sometimes becomes a forgotten, unresolved intention.

Hopefully an urn is eventually purchased, and the funeral home will then transfer the ashes for you.  The urn may be placed in a cemetery, a columbarium niche at the cemetery or within your church, in a mausoleum, or within your family's home on a fireplace mantel, in a china cabinet, or on a shelf where it becomes a loving reminder of you, and part of the their everyday life. 

Starlight Cremation Urn - Medium Size

Most funeral homes sell traditional brass urns or wooden boxes that are affordable, practical, and utilitarian.  But does it express you, your taste, or your persona in any way? As a loving gesture to your family, you could save them the stress of this decision by pre-planning and finding your own urn.  You could leave them with something to inspire warm memories, an urn that reflects your style and personality.  They will appreciate that it was you who chose the urn -- and that it marks an expression of your identity.  Your urn would then be integrated into the funeral service at the front of the chapel, providing a focus for the proceedings, after which it would become part of a placement ceremony at the cemetery or columbarium, or be embraced into your loved ones’ home as a piece of art.
Poppies Cremation Urn

Having chosen your urn and made key decisions about your funeral preferences, you could let your family know where the urn and the information are.  You could even use the urn to contain your will, a letter to your family, or any mementos you may wish to pass along.  Or, you could use it as a piece of art in your own home, and a beautiful reminder to live well and fully each and every day.  Some people choose to enjoy it as a flower vase!  In any case, when it eventually passes on to your family, you’ll know that it will be an inspiring and uplifting reminder of you that represents your unique spirit.

To further provide for your loved ones, you could record all the necessary info that your family will need to access upon your passing.  We have a printable page called Funeral Planning Guide, where you can easily enter all the details they must gather, and store it in a place you will make them aware of - like, for example, inside your urn! 

You could ask your Funeral Professional to source an urn from our collection, by showing them our web store, or you may purchase from us direct at Cremation Urns by Legacy Canada using our Friends and Family Coupon Code FAF10, for 10% off your purchase during checkout, and free shipping!

Barbara Bergen is a designer and owner of Luxx Media and Cremation Urns by Legacy.  Working with top glass blowers, she has created and co-curated an array of exceptional and inspiring funeral urns, memorial keepsakes, cremation jewellery and pet urns in her Canadian online store, Cremation Urns by Legacy Canada, where free shipping is included on every item