One of the most sorrowful moments of life is losing our parents. The nurture and care they give in the early stages of life are probably the reasons why we came this far in life.
Thus, it is only honorable to remember their love by keeping their remains together, so they can be close to us all the time.
Thankfully, there is no need to buy two standard urns for our parents just so their remains can be close together, because Companion Urns are especially designed for departed couples.
Companion urns differ from standard adult urns for a number of reasons such as size, price, designs, among others.
Unlike a standard adult urn which commonly holds just one person’s cremated remains, a companion urn can house two remains. For this reason, it is also called Double Cremation Urn. Urns like this vary in design; some may seem bulkier, or bigger than the usual, because it has a two-part design.
Roughly, it can house 400 cubic inches and weighs 6.3kg while the standard adult urn's capacity is 200 cubic inches and weighs 2.1kg only. Since companion urns are especially designed for two people, it has plenty of room to hold the ashes of your departed parents.
Wide range designs for this kind of urns are also available for you to choose. There is a casket type and a cube type which is made of hardwood. Another option is the vase type which is made of brass and comes with elegant colors, and engraved or polished with enamel finish.
Lastly, you can also choose the Stairway To Heaven urn. This urn demonstrates a unique design of two individual urns that when joined together, shows a couple holding hands, scaling the stairs towards heaven. Its message is powerful, and if you are religious, this urn is perfect for your departed parents. This pair of urns is made of brass and aluminum.
These materials are guaranteed to last for a lifetime because they are known not to rust. Also, metallic urns are aesthetically pleasing and often complement the interior design of your house. You can also bury it, as it will retain its integrity for a long time.
Ultimately, it all boils down to your own preference. Another reason why buy a double cremation urn is that it can cost less compared to buying two standard urns.
The touching scene of two people holding hands and getting ready for their final walk together for eternity is also very symbolic and meaningful. It’s a beautiful reminder that the passing of our parents is just the beginning of their wonderful journey to eternity.
The memories we have with our parents are certainly one of the most memorable moments of our life. And that is why, we would always want to feel close to them. With the variety of choices where we can keep their remains, the important thing to remember is that no matter the shape or form of these vessels, they help us feel that our parents are with us until, one day, we will all be reunited with them for eternity.
Truly, the thought that part of our parents’ being—their remains, are with us, gives us comfort; just like when they were with us physically to help us when we needed guidance and advice in life.