The holiday season is upon us and in full swing! From decorations to holiday music, office parties and family gatherings, Christmas is a special time of the year for family and friends to spend time together and enjoy one another’s company. The holiday season is also a time of the year when many people reflect on loved ones who have passed, the memories they shared, and what they have meant to them.
An American tradition during the holiday season are Christmas trees and they can be spotted almost everywhere – homes, stores, malls, parks, restaurants, hotels, airports, etc. Each year millions and millions of Christmas trees are sold to families throughout the United States – a tradition that is ingrained in our culture. The Living Urn has taken this tradition a step further with the introduction of its one-of-a-kind Christmas Tree Urn. Now, families have the option to grow an enduring Christmas tree from a special bio urn containing a loved one’s cremated remains. With this special tree urn you can now grow a living tree memorial that will keep your loved one’s memory present - a beautiful way to celebrate the season! This enduring memory tree will bring added meaning to the holiday season and throughout the year.
Mark Brewer, co-founder of The Living Urn commented, “The idea of a Christmas Tree Urn was inspired by our customers. Over the past few years, we’ve had a number of families reach out to us with this idea in mind. Many other families have shared stories where they have planted an evergreen tree with their Living Urn that serves as a Christmas tree that they can decorate during the holidays and watch grow each year. We were so touched by this that we wanted to share this idea with others and create a version of The Living Urn’s bio urn and planting system that makes it easy for families to grow a Christmas tree memorial and honor their loved one.
We have a large number of beautiful evergreen trees for families to grow from their Christmas Tree Urn, including Colorado Blue Spruce, Leyland Spruce, Ponderosa Pine, Arizona Cypress, Douglas Fir, Murray Cypress and more. The Living Urn gives families the ability to honor loved ones and give back to Mother Nature. Christmas and the holiday season is a time for family and giving – we believe this is a great fit.”
The Living Urn’s unique Christmas Tree Urn comes with everything needed to grow a living tree memorial, including our patented biodegradable urn and planting system, a one to three foot young evergreen tree, our proprietary soil additive, easy to follow instructions, and comes packaged in an eco-friendly protective bamboo case – perfect to use during ceremonies or to store some of your loved one’s belongings.
This special Christmas Tree Urn is only available from The Living Urn. For a limited time it can be ordered for $149, $10 off its regular price of $159. This version of The Living Urn is currently being offered in planting zones 3 through 7, which covers all of the Northern and Central U.S. and as far south as Atlanta in the East, and Utah to the West. Additional evergreen varieties will be offered in 2019 that is expected to make the Christmas Tree Urn available in all areas throughout the U.S.
If you like the idea of a Christmas Tree Urn but either don’t have a use for it yet or prefer to plant in the Spring, The Living Urn is also taking pre-orders where you can have The Living Urn’s Christmas Tree Urn shipped now and the young evergreen sent at a future date of your or your family’s choosing.
An alternative to the Christmas Tree Urn that families could consider during the holidays is the new Eco Water Urn that gives you the ability to scatter ashes in water with ease. Place a Christmas wreath or other arrangement around the urn and send it off in the ocean or your loved one’s favorite lake! Family can take part in this beautiful memorial honoring a loved one and can also write special messages on the biodegradable water urn before sending it off to scatter in water. The Eco Water Urn comes packaged in an attractive and sturdy bamboo case, a perfect addition to any ceremony and a great way to transport the water urn containing your loved one’s ashes.
Another idea to consider during the holidays is an Eco Scattering Urn. What a better time to scatter ashes of your loved one at the favorite place than when family and friends are present over the holidays! The patented biodegradable Eco Scattering Urn comes in four sizes and is all natural (made from bamboo, a sustainable resource!). It also has a unique open and close mechanism on top that allows you to scatter some ashes at a special place, then secure the remaining ashes to scatter somewhere else or save for a later time. Starting at $49, this is also an affordable option.