Help! I’m trying to find a suitable urn to keep some of my father’s ashes in, that isn’t, like, totally weird and all: “THIS IS AN URN.”
I just don’t want this… sculpture-type thing sitting around my house that yells “URN!” Why are all urns so damn creepy?
I mean, I guess I could put it in any container, right? But what have other Offbeat Homies done with their urns? -Colleen
Based on the number of requests that we get to make an Offbeat Funerals website, we’re pretty sure you’re not the only one of our readers to wrestle with this kind question. While we have no plans to launch Offbeat Funerals, we do have a pretty extensive section of Offbeat Home devoted to the issues of death and dying… and all those conversations have been pretty amazing.
So let’s see what we can do when our Homies put their virtual heads together to come up with some urn alternatives…
The one pictured here is one that’s easily found by searching Amazon. There’s something about the wood grain that gives it an Earthy feel… somehow, that makes this urn feel less creepy than others. But still… there’s that ol’ “I’m an urn” shape to it…
Editor Catherine recently lost her father and found a way to integrate a non-urn into her decor with this decorative box bought from a craft store. She added a little photo inside and it now sits on her shelf without looking too creepy or out-of-place.
Homies, when you found yourself in need of an urn, or a vessel in which to keep your loved ones’ ashes, what kind of non-creepy, non-traditional non-urn-like containers did you find?