I have had a wonderful experience with the living urn. Not only the kit itself and easy to follow instructions but with the helpful staff through emails and phone calls. It was very emotional planting the tree with my father's cremains but as I look at it everyday I feel so thankful and grateful that there was a way for me to feel he is with me forever. My dad loved nature and trees...he had planted many pines himself at his home. I chose a Dawn Redwood pine for him to grow with and to become part of.
Gina Biondo
We have been pleased with our memorial trees . As a family we choose to honor our mom with the memorial trees. They we quick to put together. My tree , a sugar maple, started off slow in fact I thought I lost it. But with patience good soil the tree is quick healthy! We are starting to get the tree winter ready.
I purchased the living urn as my dog of 15 years had recently passed. It was a tough loss as I had him for the majority of my adult life and when my husband and I tried to figure out the best way to honor his love, devotion and loyalty, we decided to purchase the living urn. It's beautifully packaged, instructions are easy and we have started to see a little sprout in the citrus tree we decided will be with our family for many more years to come. It's a great way to remember him and a great way to have him still be a part of the family.
We used the Living Urn for my mother. She was adamantly opposed to an kind of formal burial and wanted cremation and a "remembrance party". In addition my mother wanted her ashes under a plant of some sort and she already had a spot picked out. Until I read your ad I had no idea how to do that. When the package came it was exactly as needed. I built a pergola large enough to hold a small table and two chars that would overlook Crape Myrtle Tree we planted. With your Urn we were able to fulfill her wishes. Her tree sits in the spot she originally picked out and with your "kit" I was able to prepare the ground. It was and is a perfect memorial for someone that wants an option for burial. Thank you.
When my 16 year old cat Trixie got sick and very quickly passed away I was devastated. Loosing her in my life left a hole in my heart and the idea of being without or away from her was too much to bear. I wanted to honor her in a way that could benefit the planet and be a place I could visit once in a while to reflect on how much I loved her. I didn't know how many companies were in the after care/funeral/memorial space until I began to look and was really surprised by how many poorly written websites with stock photos there were. They were all selling similar products with varying prices, but when I came across The Living Urn, I found a website that really embodied how I wanted to remember my loved one. Then when I received the urn any sense of anxiety about putting her to rest dissipated. Thank you for making a difficult time a little easier.
Matt Nahoum
Losing my dog was an extremely painful experience, but purchasing a living urn somehow made it just a little easier. The thought of growing a tree from his ashes was comforting. I planted it in his favorite spot in the yard where I can visit it every day with his sisters. I hope that I don't lose either of my other dogs anytime soon, but when I do, I'll be back to order from The Living Urn.
On one of the hardest days I never thought I would live. On July 27th, 2016 my son, just two days shy of turning 11 months old passed away. Sadden & trying to get information about leaving more of a memory for my son. I contacted The Living Urn & got a direct call from the owner Mark. After speaking with him & telling him my sons story of being born with an hypoxic brain injury & living in the Hospital for 9 months of his life. I checked my email the next morning for a coupon, that he said I could get to help with expenses for the urn. Instead Mark had decided to donate & send the living urn & tree seedling free of charge!! I couldn't believe that it was true ! I was so touched I cried; Aneferri's name is eygption and means "God of the Land"! So this natural way of repurposing His ashes couldn't be a better away to show of love for him. His cypress tree seedling arrived 2 days before his 1st birthday on August 29th. My husband and I planted the living urn & tree seedling into a giant planting pot. Then we took his 2 yr old sister to the park across the street to write messages on balloons to send the her brother in heaven. Thank you deeply Mark & the entire Team @ The Living Urn for your gift of passion that is a gift of love & gives our daughter a great way to remember her baby brother.... From the Porter Family with Love!
LaChanda White
We decided to use the Living urn with our Moms remains. Very easy to use and setup. We used the urn with a Japanese Holly, so planted to the side not in the urn itself. Was nice to have a real urn that will biodegrade with time.
Brad Goudey
My father passed away almost 4 years ago and I was having the hardest time trying to figure out what to do with his ashes. He was a person that loved being outside and I couldn't live with the idea of his ashes sitting in a jar in our house. One day, while I was searching for ideas of what to do with his ashes, I came across the Living Urn website and absolutely loved the idea! I chose to put his ashes in a planter since I rent my home and wanted to be able to take him with us if we move. I love that his ashes are able to help provide life to a living plant and I can memorialize him in a very beautiful way. I have had the Living Urn for several months now and my plants continue to thrive! Thank you The Living Urn for providing a great alternative to traditional urns!
Heather Dills
The crepe myrtle doing great where my brother rests. Thank you for this fabulous idea.
We choose a hydrangea tree to plant with the urn containing my daughter's ashes. The directions were clear and easy to follow. We should see the flowers next spring/summer. They should change colors and last throughout the season to remind us of Laurels vibrant spirit.
Dianne VanGemert
Thank you guys for the whole Living Urn concept. It really made for a very profound and sweet way for us to preserve my Dad's ashes close to our home. We feel more connected and at peace this way. As you see, our Crepe Myrtle seedling is just starting out, we planted at beginning October using the living urn additives and urn. I'm very hopeful the tree has optimal conditions to grow well.
"How much time do we have together"? My brothers and I asked the Doctor. "Not long, maybe 4-8 weeks" the Doctor responded. A terminal diagnosis and 39 days later our Mother passed away. Our Mom LOVED the vibrant Autumn colors that draped across the woodlands of the place she called home in northern Minnesota. Mom had a special place along a lake shore where she wanted her ashes scattered. The Living Urn was a creative, easy to use and lasting memorial that allowed my siblings and I to carry out our Mothers final wishes.The Living Urn allowed us to take it one step further and use her ashes to plant a Red Maple tree. What a wonderful tribute and memorial to our beautiful Mother.
Kim Johnson
I think the living urn is a really nice idea and I appreciate that you have created such a wonderful product. When my father passed away I was inspired to give back to him with a special memorial tree and to God and the earth which provides for us by planting new life. I have planted a bald cypress in an area he loved. Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know this is a nice product that you offer that serves a purpose for others.
The urn worked wonderfully! Mom is now resting in the Rocky Mountains where she wanted to be, surrounded by the pine trees in a place she so loved. Mom always said she wanted to be with the pines. Now she can be part of one. Thank you for such a great product. It was appreciated by me and my family.
We ended up just buying the Urn, and purchasing our own tree separately. Your company provided us with great customer service and a great product. Thanks and really appreciate it!
Our Buttercup is growing... #thelivingurn #ourbelovedbuttercup #sohappy #memories Thank you!!!
Guys, thanks. I appreciate all of the help on the phone. I just got it in the mail and wow! We're planting it tomorrow with a spruce. Great way to remember our dad. Keep doing what you are doing.
After researching other biodegradable urns that claim to grow a tree from a seed (which by the way is very very hard), I found the Living Urn...great product that comes with a tree seedling from the Arbor Day Foundation - brilliant!!! Just ordered 2 - one for my lab that passed last yr and another for my 12 year old beagle. Thank you for such a beautiful product!
Dear Living Urn, We recently bought the Living Urn for Pets after our family lab, Marley, passed unexpectedly from a cancerous tumor. We only had 9 short but amazing years with her and she will truly be missed by our entire family. Marley was a rescue that we got at a local shelter and it was love at first sight. She loved family hikes and would never leave my daughter's side (even if it meant knocking others off the trail!). She also loved playing fetch, camping, chasing the kids around the yard, and long car rides. We lost an amazing member of the family way too soon and didn't know what to do with her remains until we found The Living Urn. We planted the Living Urn with Marley's ashes in her favorite corner of the yard. Of course, nothing will bring back our sweet Marley but we feel it's truly a blessing to have a living memorial of her. From the bottom of our broken hearts, we thank you for making such a wonderful product! I've attached a pic of Marley and the pine sapling just planted that's growing from Marley's remains! Thank you!
Our grandfather (Papa) passed away last month and our family has been devastated. We didn't want to put him in a boring urn on the mantle because that just wasn't his personality. Thank God we found the Living Urn - a great way to have a beautiful living memory grow from his remains. Now our kids, grandkids, great grandkids and many future generations will have a great way to remember such a great man! Thank you!!!
My lab and best friend just passed and I wanted to do something special in her memory.. she loved the outdoors and this is so fitting. I'll now have a special place to remember her. Thanks!
My sister made the decision to be cremated and buried with a tree. When we were looking at the various types of urns and trees we really liked the variety that Living Urn offered. She picked a Sourwood; native to our area, but we had never heard of it before. The Urn was delivered promptly. After she passed they were very accommodating about sending out the seedling earlier than the listed window so we could give it more time to root. Thank you.
I thought you might enjoy these pictures of the tree I purchased from you in April. As you can see, it is thriving and has grown even more since these pictures were taken about a month ago. My husband was an artist and we planted the tree on the property in the Eastern Sierras that he used as his studio. As you can see, he enjoyed himself very much there and his tree will be a perfect remembrance for all those who loved him. The stones have personal message written by friends and family. Thank you for providing such a wonderful service to those of us who have lost a loved one.