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Keepsake Memorial Gift Information & Guidance
Memorial keepsakes are an outgrowth of the passionate, caring creativity that has swept the death care industry in recent years. This rich variety of unique memorial product give more meaning than ever to the idea often expressed with wonder: when it comes to memorial products, there is truly something available that will be a wonderful memorial tribute to any personality and taste.
Memorial keepsakes refers to the myriad of items that go beyond the traditional products that are thought of most frequently when considering memorial products: cremation urns, caskets, and grave markers. Some memorial keepsakes can be used in place of these traditional items, but most are intended to be compliments to the standard memorial fare.
Memorial keepsakes include such unique new products as “Art in Ashes,” in which an artist mixes a tiny portion of cremains into a beautiful oil painting. This same concept can also apply to many different varieties of hand blown glass urns. Talented glass blowers across America are set up with studios in which they can respectfully and lovingly incorporate a tiny portion of cremation ashes into their beautiful works or art. No matter whether the art is an oil-based painting or a hand blown glass piece, the idea of mixing the remains of a loved one into a long-lasting heirloom is a comforting thought that is becoming more and more popular with each passing year. These memorial keepsake options are not intended to necessarily replace traditional products such as urns, but they can be a comforting compliment to them -- especially in cases in which a family member lives far from the location where the majority of ashes will be stored or scattered. This type of memorial keepsake --as with many other varieties of the product -- can be of great value to a family by creating more than one central location for a memorial.
The memorial keepsakes that can be used in place of the traditional urns can be most comforting in situations in which a loved one’s remains are meant to be scattered in a place (such as in the sky or at sea) that cannot be visited easily. In these cases, memorial books, sympathy cards, and other types of memorial gifts can become the only lasting memorial to a loved one’s life. Fortunately, these items can be assembled as a wonderful tribute to a life well lived.
Memorials keepsakes, like most other memorial products, are available in just about every price range, and families can certainly find something fitting to suit just about every memorial need or occasion. Museum quality pieces done by master artists can costs thousands of dollars, of course, but even many beautifully designed glass works can be purchased for less than $100. Even these least expensive options can be amazingly fitting for creating a memorial that will last the ages. Memorial keepsakes, no matter what the price, will surely become as meaningful to families over the generations as, say, a lovingly designed headstone or cremation urn.
Whatever the ultimate use for memorial keepsakes, like everything else offered by today’s memorial industry, memorial keepsakes help to instill an important sense of comfort for those grieving a lost loved one. Experts in a variety of fields all seem to agree that an important part of healthy coping during grieving is to establish a specific location in which the loved one can be memorialized. Memorial keepsakes are a great way to do that in cases in which other, traditional, memorial products are not available for that purpose. Memorial keepsakes are a great way to make sure a loved one’s memory stays alive for the ages, and that can be of great comfort to anyone making his or her way through the grieving process.
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