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What To Write On Cremation Urns

After choosing the right urn for your loved one at funeral homes in Washington Township, MI, you may find it challenging to pick the right quote to engrave on it. You may wonder whether to just write a name or include “In Loving Memory” with the name. The thing is you can write anything on the urn as long as it is personalized and means something to you and other people who were close to the deceased. Here are some ideas on what to write on the urn holding your loved one’s remains.

Bible Verse Epitaphs Are Great If You Are Religious

The Bible has a number of quotes that are concise, significant, and relevant. Inscribing a Biblical quote on an urn is itself significant because the Bible is considered as the divine message from God. The quotes are often concise or short enough to fit on the visible surface of the urn. You can use the King James Bible if you want the quotes to sound like Shakespeare if you are into that. Finding a relevant quote in the Bible is not hard because you already know how your loved one lived their life and you know their faith. Some popular verses Bible verses include:

  • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (Psalm 23:1)
  • Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
  • Come to me, all who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28)

Use Poetry To Express Your Emotions And Thoughts

Poetry is an art form that people use to express how they feel about loss, love, life, and death. Quotes from poems can more clearly express the extent of your sorrow while at the same time honoring the memory of your loved one. Unlike Bible scriptures, quotes from poems may use many words just to express one emotion. Be conscious of the limited space that is available on the urn. You may have to add the quote on the back of the urn and have the name and dates on the front.

Adding Artwork As Part Of Urn Inscription

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You can also add custom engraved artwork to the urn if there is adequate space available. The art can depict the personality, beliefs, hobbies, interests, and other qualities that the deceased had. But make sure that the art does not dominate the space instead it should complement the text engraved on the urn. Your funeral home can help you find great artists that can do custom engravings if you are having trouble finding one.

Humor Is Also Acceptable

Humor is also acceptable depending on the kind of relationship the deceased had with close family members and friends. These messages can include “just breathe”, “Beam me up, Scotty” and so on.

When you come to us for funeral and cremation services in Washington Township, MI, our staff can help you find the right urn and the right message to engrave on it.