Posts Tagged ‘cremation urns’


YouTube Video for Our Specialty Urns

October 18, 2011

We’ve posted another video to our YouTube channel. Check out our newest addition spotlighting our Specialty Urns.


YouTube Video Demonstrating Our Full Line of Cremation Urns

October 14, 2011

We’ve just added another video to our channel on YouTube. The newest video demonstrates our full line of cremation urns.


YouTube Video Showcasing Our Military Urns

October 14, 2011

We’ve posted a new video on YouTube that showcases our line of cremation urns for the military. View it below:


Remember Your Veteran With a Military Urn

October 3, 2011

In years past it used to be that people had limited choices as to how they could memorialize a loved one, especially a veteran. With respect to cremation urns, we as consumers had few unique options available to us that would more closely identify with the person being memorialized. With the Model “T” we could get any color we wanted, as long as it was black. Likewise, with cremation urns we had the standard fare of vase urns and some cubic urns, but they were more non-descript in their presentation. In the era of the Internet, however, that is no longer the case.

With the advent of the Internet and e-commerce opportunities for the smart shopper comes an expanded playing field of vendors, thereby increasing competition. As we all know, increased competition typically results in reduced prices while providing more purchasing options as vendors begin to specialize and service specific market niches. When vendors expand their product lines, the availability of cremation urns that are designed for specific tastes and applications also increases. The focus here is on one of these niches: cremation urns for military personnel.

Today, for military personnel there are a multitude of cremation urns available that range in size, style and finish. Significantly, there are cremation urn options available for veterans of all branches of the military, including Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. And specialization doesn’t end with just an urn for each branch. Consumers can now find military urns that are geared not only for a specific branch of the armed forces, but specialties within that branch. For instance, with respect to cremation urns for Navy personnel, consumers can also find urns that are specifically made for veterans who served in submarine operations or urns that highlight the core values of the Navy. These operation-specific or specialty military urns are most commonly available in the cubic urn style, designating the specialty with an applied representative appliqué. Cubic urns are commonly available in numerous colors and finishes to further personalize your memorial.

Customizing your memorial urn by selecting a specific urn style or appliqué that represents the branch of the armed forces for which a veteran was affiliated is just one way of adding a special touch. You can also tailor your veteran’s memorial further by engraving. The savvy consumer will take advantage of the free engraving or nameplate engraving that some cremation urn suppliers offer with their military urn collections. For those who wish to purchase a military cremation urn on a pre-need basis, you can simply inscribe the urn with the veteran’s name, their highest rank achieved, and even their dates of service.

Ordering online gives the consumer certain advantages that they can’t otherwise attain. Of course, their selection is much greater and with far more options to customize their soldier’s memorial available to them than they could otherwise find. For reasons which include lower overhead and volume purchasing, online vendors can oftentimes offer the consumer lower prices on equivalent products that they could find by conventional means. In some instances suppliers will even offer free ground shipping to further reduce your out-of-pocket cost.

As any spouse or family member of a veteran knows, a veteran’s time serving their country in the military holds special meaning to them, no matter how long ago they may have served. The experiences of that time in their lives is always with veterans, and more often than not they closely identify themselves with their service. Honoring your veteran with a personalized military urn, which commemorates both them and their time in the service, is a fitting tribute to your loved one and that which they held dear.


Shop Smart for Funeral Products

June 3, 2010

When confronted with the unexpected death of a loved one – even if you are unprepared or funeral arrangements were not handled on a pre-need basis – you should be careful not to fall victim to the escalated prices that many are faced with when decisions must be made immediately. Even during difficult emotional times, keep in mind that you always have the option – or obligation, rather – to protect your finances and your family by shopping smart.

Many feel the pressure to provide the best for their departed loved one, whether it be when selecting a cremation urn, a casket, or otherwise. Unfortunately, however, many people interpret the best to mean the most expensive, especially when seated across from a funeral professional who knows he or she has a captive audience and one which is averse to comparative shopping during a difficult time in their life. It’s natural to feel awkward about discussing or negotiating price, as though it is bad form to concern yourself with such considerations at such a solemn time. Just as in life your loved one wouldn’t want to overpay for a car, a home, or any other item, it is no different when arranging for his or her funeral. On the contrary, spending wisely is even more critical at the time of their death, as they no doubt would have wanted to keep expenses to a minimum.

Human nature compels us to feel guilty if we don’t do everything we can for a loved one who has passed on. The truth of the matter is that we have, in fact, done everything we could have for them in life. In death, however, what we do truly is for the survivors’ benefit. When purchasing a cremation urn, casket, or funeral services, you should bear in mind that the price you pay is relative to the environment in which you make the purchase. For instance, if you’re at a funeral home making arrangements to transfer your loved one from a hospital or nursing home to the funeral home, to the funeral director it’s almost a foregone conclusion that you will be purchasing the urn or casket from him or her, as well as the memorial service, guest book, director services, flowers etc. As such, it is far more likely that you will be spending well above that which you would have had you shopped for an urn over the web from the comfort and convenience of your own home. In many cases the urn you purchase from the web can be shipped the same or next day with expedited delivery. Moreover, the funeral home is mandated by law (the FTC’s “Funeral Rule”) to use the casket or urn that the survivor chooses, whether or not it’s purchased from the funeral home.

Funeral products, such as cremation urns or caskets, enjoy no more special status than any other product that you may seek to purchase. They are products, plain and simple, and are manufactured or handcrafted much like any other. The products are sold to multiple vendors; vendors who will, in turn, price them according to what their market will bear. So what does this mean for you, the consumer? Coupled with the vast informational resources of the Internet and realizing they are, in fact, still just products arms you with the ability to research, compare, and ultimately obtain the best price you can for your selected cremation urn, casket, or other funeral product without sacrificing quality.