Saturday, April 23, 2011

Memorial Wooden Urns Come In Many Unique Styles

by Merle Nixon

Though wooden urns used to be simple, yet elegant, boxes, times have changed. Today, it is possible to choose from many unique styles. As more individuals choose cremation, their resting place options have indeed increased.

Choosing the type of wood that is a favorite is often the beginning part of the decision making process. These memorials are constructed from all kinds of favorite woods. Rosewood, redwood, maple, walnut, oak and cherry are all available. The choices for wood finishes also ranges from the very light to the very dark. With some intricate wood grains, a natural finish is also popular.

Detailed corners and edges are top features in these beautiful wood boxes. They are actually much like high quality furniture, and as such they receive attention to detail and construction that is the same. These tiny pieces of beautiful woodwork must be made very well as they will be on display for many years to come.

Styles are so varied that it may be very difficult to choose just the right one. Knowing about hobbies, pursuits, religious preference, and career can make the decision easier. These beautiful memorials can be purchased to reflect just about any lifestyle.

Angels are a popular subject for these artistic creations. Frequently posed on the top of a memorial, with arms and wings outstretched to guard over the loved one, these tender cherubs and guardians make sentimental additions to the wooden boxes. Name plates and candles holders in a variety of materials are often included.

Laser engraving into the wood is a popular and attractive way to enhance the design of these memorials. The complex patterns add to the look of luxury. This laser artwork is highly prized for the intricate beauty it adds.

For the passionate hobbyist, railroad trains, birds and flowers, butterflies and horses are just some of the decorative additions possible. A cowboy might choose a fancy saddle or boots. A nature enthusiast may pick frogs, bears, or leaves.

For sports fans, there plenty of sports equipment replicas that might be added to the memorial box. Some attractive versions come with picture frames. These can hold a favorite beloved photo. Often that picture taken in uniform speaks volumes about the person remembered.

Handsome wooden boxes in black lacquer feature armed forces medallions on the front. Service in any branch of the military can be shown. Or service as a fireman, policeman, paramedic, or doctor may be remembered with appropriate symbols.

Wooden urns make lovely memorial remembrances for those who have passed away. Any life path can be honored with a high quality choice carefully selected from among the many available. A fitting tribute to a loved one can be made in this way.

Wooden Urns

Monday, April 18, 2011

Does God Choose When the Spirit Leaves the Body or Do We?

An interesting article which leaves the reader pondering some important questions!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Myths and Facts about Grief

Myths and Facts About Grief
MYTH: The pain will go away faster if you ignore it.

Fact: Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run. For real healing it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it.

MYTH: It’s important to be “be strong” in the face of loss.

Fact: Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss. Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. You don’t need to “protect” your family or friends by putting on a brave front. Showing your true feelings can help them and you.

MYTH: If you don’t cry, it means you aren’t sorry about the loss.

Fact: Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one. Those who don’t cry may feel the pain just as deeply as others. They may simply have other ways of showing it.

MYTH: Grief should last about a year.

Fact: There is no right or wrong time frame for grieving. How long it takes can differ from person to person.

Source: Center for Grief and Healing
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