Make Cremation Urns Look Unique with These Options

After the death of family member or close friend, people often do not know how to express sympathy or condolences. Especially when the question is to choose some words to customize a cremation urn, the task can be very challenging. With just a limited space and few words, it is difficult to summarize your feelings and sentiments for the deceased.

But when the appropriate words are used to show your love and respect towards the deceased, it can be comforting and help a lot in the normal grieving process. People often prefer to simply state a person’s name and dates of birth and death, but there are many more options for you to choose.

Here are some of the options for you:

Short sentiments:

Along with the name of the deceased, you can add a few words to give it a personal touch. Some of the short sentiments that can be used here are:

  • Sadly Missed, Lovingly Remembered
  • Forever Remembered, Forever Missed
  • In God’s Care
  • We Love You Always
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  • Blessed Are the Dead That Die In the Lord
  • In His Keeping
  • In God’s Hand
  • Forever In Our Hearts
  • At Rest
  • At Peace
  • Though Gone From Sight To Memory Dear
  • Until We Meet Again
  • Forever In Our Thoughts
  • Rest In Peace
  • May He Rest In Peace
  • May She Rest In Peace
  • Much Loved
  • Peace At Last


Here are some memorial quotes that can be used for any of these purposes.

  • “Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”
  • “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
  • “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”
  • “The measure op a great heart is not how much you love, but how much you are loved by others.”
  • “Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories”
  • “The Love We Hold Back Is The Pain We Leave Behind.”

Bible Verses:

There are also many small Bible verses that can be used to customize a cremation urn. Here are some of the popular Bible verses you can use:

  • “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
  • “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust.” Psalm 40:4
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
  • “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
  • “The Lord is near to all who call on him.” Psalm 145:18
  • “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
  • “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21
  • “Whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:15
  • “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
  • “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31

Short Poems

There are also short poems that can be engraved on outer surface of cremation urns. Some of the shorts that you can use are:

You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee”

Memory is a lovely lane,
Where hearts are ever true,
A lane I so often travel down,
Because it leads to you.”

A silent thought, a secret tear,
Keeps his memory ever dear.
Time eases the edge of grief,
Memory turns back every leaf

There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance last forever”

“Remembered always with love sincere
Memories keep him ever near”

You still live on in the hearts and minds
Of the loving family you left behind”

To conclude, when putting an inscription on an urn, you can choose any of the above mentioned options. But bear in mind to choose words have some significance, brevity, and relevance to the deceased. This way the cremation urn chosen by you will portray the essence of the individual who has departed.  You can find good collection of cremation urns at, or

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