Top 15 Never Heard of Cremation Urns for Ashes

By Susan Fraser -February 17,2016


The world of cremation urns is changing, and In The Light Urns is leading the charge. People want urns that perfectly fit the personality of their loved ones. They may not be as satisfied with just any traditional cremation urn. As a result, the rule of the day is innovation, and we have got it in spades. Check out some of the most engaging, off-the-wall and impressive urns we have available. Is the urn you want among them, or would you take a step into the future and design your own? The choice is yours.

Hobbies and Talents

[gallery columns="4" size="large" ids="2130,2252,2129,2256"] You can go pretty much anywhere to find a wood urn that has a picture of a common hobby attached to the top or the front. While this is a representation, we are not convinced that it is always truly representative. Many of our customers want the real thing, and that is what we strive to deliver. As such, we feature toolbox urns, an urn in the design of a rather convincing pool table, even keepsake urns in the shape of drum sticks. A trophy cup offers the ideal way to memorialize a loved one surrounded by the awards they received.

Food Themes

[gallery columns="4" size="large" ids="2249,2246,2251,2248"] The text printed on the urn may be just as important as the style. People sometimes get stuck into the assumption that an urn has to be designed in one way, that it must be very serious. However, this is not entirely true. It is your urn, so you should get what you want. Custom cremation urns can really push boundaries, with a custom soda or beer can or a pizza box. The pizza box even says, “Rest in pizza.” That might not be your family’s kind of humor. Then again, it might.

For the Love of the Road

[gallery columns="4" size="large" ids="2132,2111,2131,2133"] We have been delighted to create a wide variety of motorcycle-themed wooden urns for ashes for our customers. These feature a solid, commanding motorcycle helmet urn, a motorcycle bell and even a motorcycle tank in your choice of colors. People who spent thousands of hours riding recognize that the last rest stop is final. With a real motorcycle bell urn, however, you can take your loved one with you on many more rides in the future.

Many Loving Hours

[gallery columns="4" size="large" ids="2247,1924,2134,2136"] Lots of families like to remember the countless hours they spent in the company of their loved ones, engaging in religious pursuits or just having pleasant conversation or games. An urn built to be a podium for Bible or photo album is a great way to memorialize someone, or have a place to proudly display the Bible they so carefully read. Those who enjoyed the black and white board could find their final rest in custom wood urns in the shape of a chess king or queen. Families who can remember the years they spent gathered around the radio delight in the real style of the Crosley Old Time Cathedral Radio. In some cases, the ashes themselves can be a reminder of time spent. The Lifetime Hourglass Keepsake Urn is an excellent example.

Whimsical Choices

[gallery columns="4" size="large" ids="2313,2312,2219,1968"] If these options were not distinctive enough, there is a huge variety of other options for custom urns for ashes that create a beautiful and fitting memorial. For children, a popular choice includes a teddy bear, made from fabric of your choosing. Looking for something more natural? Try a sand castle made from real sand, perfect for burial at sea. Take a look at the lovely, mysterious Star Formation keepsake urn. The urn is made from handmade glass and some of the cremated remains, which swirl through the glass in a truly unique way. The glass options we have are myriad, from the bold Crystal Violet glass to the sculpted Eagle Spirit urn.

The Latest Custom Options

All of these styles represent what you can see right now. The future is what you cannot see anywhere except your mind. Our recent exploration into the field of 3D printing has permitted In The Light Urns to redefine the concept of custom cremation urns. You provide us an idea, and our graphic artists can create an almost exact replica of your ideal cremation urn. The result is like no other. Our acquisition of an in-house 3D printer means that we can create almost any design that you can conceive. These include options as simple as a star or as complex as a race car. If you can envision it, we may be able to create it. This determination is what makes In The Light Urns truly unique in the field of custom urns for ashes. We know that customization means so much more than simply adding a personal picture or a nameplate. Although these are great additions to a traditional brass or wood urn and meet many of our customers’ expectations, they are not truly custom. Most of our designs are original and entirely unique to our business. However, we never forget that the widest variety of urns out there are the ones yet to be made. We would like to help you build yours.


Fri, 03/18/2016 - 09:51

Thank you. I'm going to give her your number to call.

Best regards,


Rick Fraser
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:05

Hi Paula,

We could definitely go over some different options for a custom urn for your loved one. Please give us a call at 1-800-757-3488.

Best Regards,
Susan Fraser

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:03

My sister in law just lost her daughter. The daughter had osteogenesis imperfector and was in a wheel chair most of her life. She is looking for an urn that features a girl in a wheel chair to keep her ashes in. Can you offer this type of vessel? She is thinking the the urn being a sculpture but other ideas would be considered.

Thank you

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