Gone are the days when a brass urn on the mantelpiece was the only choice for families choosing cremation. Today’s cremation urn offerings are as varied as the families you serve -- including families that prefer that the urn doesn't even look like an urn. From clocks to art sculptures, families can display one of these "secret" cremation urns without anyone ever knowing about their precious contents. A popular example is the Howard Miller Tribute Mantel Clock which presents itself as a clock -- and conceals an inner compartment designed to hold cremated remains.
Tealight Urns are another memorial product that doesn't look like a container for cremated remains. These keepsake urns hold the cremains in the base while presenting as a candleholder. The candle can serve as a added way to reflect or hold vigil with a loved one in mind. Tealight urns come in a variety of colors and styles suitable for most decors and memorial services. They make an attractive complement to an adult-sized urn as well.
There are plenty of novelty cremation urns on the market -- from barbeque grill urns to Darth Vader’s helmet -- that also hide the true purpose of the object. Families want urn choices that meet their memorial "goals" as well as a personalized experience that reflects the life being celebrated and honored. Funeral home directors and urn suppliers have to be ready to adapt to this market trend toward personalization and individualism.