The Most Difficult Time In Life Is Losing A Child
Child urns, by the nature of their necessity, are among the most precious available. Certainly much more than just smaller versions of traditional cremation urns, child urns are carefully designed to be a special comfort for family members who, by losing a child, have suffered an especially painful tragedy. Child urns come in a wide variety of styles and designs, all of which have a goal of perpetually preserving the precious memories of the child’s life. Child urns offer bright, innocent, happy themes that are sure to comfort any loved-one. But, that said, child urns are also designed to assure the child’s memory lasts, with dignity, for generations to come.
Timelessness is certainly a goal in all designs of child urns. Aside from having a special innocent nature, child urns are also carefully built to allow families to participate in all of the history of traditional urns, a popular way to memorialize the dead for centuries. Child urns often follow molds that are reminiscent of any number of ancient cultures, such as the Ancient Greeks who made cremation urns from a special type of urn called a lekythos.
Like all urns, child urns are usually elaborately decorated to bring back the memories and emotions that have inspired a number of great urn-related literary works over the centuries. Fans of John Keats classic poem “Ode to a Grecian Urn,” for example, will relate as well to child urns as to their larger cousins. (That poem, by the way, was not written about any specific urn, so it could apply equally to child urns as to other styles.)
Like traditional urns, child urns can be designed and decorated to follow important religious or family themes – depending upon the circumstances of the death. But they are most often decorated with innocent themes of childhood. Cute, happy animals, for example, are often a key part of infant urns décor. Other child urns are decorated in bright, fun colors and lighthearted, innocent scenes. The design of the urn offers a peaceful and gentle reminder of the memory of the child.
Like all urns, child urns can be made in a wide variety of materials and styles. Child urns can be made of wood, bronze, metal, marble, glass, or ceramic and child urns are particularly appropriate for memorializing a loved-one because they can be personalized. The décor of child urns can speak volumes about the family that has been affected by the death. This, accordingly, helps child urns assure memories stay alive for generations to come.
For centuries, cultures have distinguished between urns designed for adults and those intended for children and infants. Child urns have long served the double duty of preserving beautiful innocence while promoting the lost child’s dignity into eternity. Child urns are, accordingly, among the most complex, beautiful, memorial tools the world has known, or ever will know. Though they have the same basic purpose as traditional urns storing the ashes of the deceased child urns are designed to be exponentially more precious.