Years ago, people opted for cremation to save money. Determined to take the lease expensive way out, these bargain-hunters shopped for bottom dollar urns. But times have changed, and with them, the reasons people choose crazy cremation over traditional burial with embalming and a casket.
Today, motives tend more toward
ecology in addition to economy. They prefer leaving a smaller carbon footprint. But whether you decide to be buried or cremated, the sky is still the limit when it comes to associated options relative to cremation-based ceremonies and final resting places — urns!
Consider These Ceremonies & Cremation Urns:
Lavish Do & Cool Urns
Earlier this week, thousands flocked to a mock palace in Myanmar to dance, sing and pay their final respects at a lavish cremation ceremony held to honor a local celebrity monk. Celebrated in one of the poorest countries in all of Asia, where a third of the country lives in poverty, the ceremony included moving the famous monk’s body from a casket to a crematorium in a room inside his former monastery. As smoke rose into the sky, fireworks exploded over head and attendees released hundreds of twinkling Chinese lanterns. The event is said to have cost a grand total $80,000.
Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars’ franchise, chose an urn shaped like a giant Prozac pill. Fisher was a mental health advocate who fought depression and bipolar disorder. Some credit her for helping to remove the stigma of mental illness.
We are unaware whether anyone has ordered one of these yet, but severed Head Urns are a thing. These provide a unique way to personalize an urn to look exactly like the deceased! Or, if you prefer, you can purchase someone else’s head, such as Former
President Barack Obama’s, which sells for $2,600. Instead of requiring a mold from which to cast your severed sculpture, the company uses a simple photograph of the deceased for reference. Each head comes mounted on a marble base with an urn sufficient to store the cremated remains of one adult. And you thought your only option was a ginger jar!
About Foothill Funeral & Cremation
We know your loved one was very important to you. And we value the opportunity to celebrate his or her life or help you pre-plan a service for yourself. Feel free to contact us now to pre-plan your own memorial or at your time of need (626) 335-0615. Our relationship with United Methodist Church and Sacred Heart provide great places for mourners to host funerals and memorials. You’ll love the grandiose yet intimate settings in both locations.
We also specialize in helping with burial arrangements and proudly serve the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Basin, Orange County and the Inland Empire. Finally, working in the mortuary industry since 1996, our reputation is one of quality, sincerity and trust. Please allow us to help you at your time of need or in the future. Call today (626) 335-0615 or contact us via email.