Cremation keepsakes and mementos have existed for centuries as a means of keeping reminders of a loved one. These small ash containers are popular with those who wish to keep a small memento of someone dear.
What are cremation keepsakes?
Cremation keepsakes for ashes are a type of memorial item that will fulfill particular purposes for a family and/or memorial ceremony:
- They are small receptacles to hold a nominal portion of a loved one’s ashes.
- They can hold other small personal mementos such as a lock of hair.
- They provide an ideal way for sharing with family and close friends.>/li>
- Their small size makes them very easy to carry on trips out of town.
- These keepsakes for ashes come in many designs, colors, and themes.
Cremation keepsakes also come in a variety of shapes and sizes, holding a few cubic inches of cremated ash. Typically, the compartment for ashes will be from 5 to 20 cubic inches. Keepsake styles come in many forms. Some are designed to look like miniature cremation urns, and these mini urns are most often made to complement a larger urn or urn family of various sizes. Each mini-urn looks exactly like its larger counterpart.
One group of keepsakes takes the form of a statuary, such as an angel, a star, heart, flower or a bird, to name a few.
Keepsake urns for sharing
The popularity of mini cremation urns is, in part, due to a family’s desire to share a portion of the ashes with other family members. Since many keepsake urns are a miniature version of the larger adult size urn, one family member will hold the large urn while the others hold on to the smaller designed mini urn. They are, sometimes, designed in differing shapes as shown with our Radiance Bronze Cremation Urn for Ashes. The ease with which they are transported also make them an ideal choice for family members needing to travel with them.
Although keepsake urns were designed to hold cremated ashes, other items such as hair, flower petals, and dirt from a memorial ceremony may also be placed inside these keepsakes. The small size of the keepsake enables them to be included with other mementos within a memory box as well. The size and variety of keepsake urns allow for families and friends to share the cremated ash of their loved one in a way that is special to them with a keepsake that best suits their needs.
Personalizing a keepsake with professionally etched engraving creates a lasting memorial that can be appreciated for generations. Many of the ash keepsakes in our collection can be personalized with engraving that commemorates your loved one in special and unique ways. Read more about the use of cremation keepsakes in our article Cremation Keepsakes: A Perfect Way to Share Ashes.
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