Transferring cremains into an Urn

Transferring cremains into an urn should be a dignified and provide a ceremonial process. 

Ashes from a crematory usually arrive in a plastic bag enclosed in a plastic container. You can easily transfer the plastic bag from the plastic container to the urn without removing the ashes from the bag.

The Hardwood Urn design was developed after Jeff's first-hand experience not too long ago. Jeff travelled to support family members after a relative's passing, and one of the tasks was to transfer cremains from the crematory plastic bag into a purchased urn. Unfortunately, it was an unpleasant - and somewhat traumatic - experience. As ashes were poured from the plastic bag into the narrow opening of the urn, cremains spilled across the table and created an ash plume in the air. Jeff's great aunt (the widow) excused herself, as the ordeal was just too much.

Transfer of cremains to a Hardwood Urn is a simple, dignified process.

Simply remove the plastic bag containing the cremains and wrap in the wool shroud provided. The shroud wraps warmly around cremains, and is secured by tying a thin leather strap around the covered cremains.

Read the instructions to wrapping cremains in the wool shroud here:

The packaged cremains are then placed in the bottom of the Hardwood Urn, and the Keepsake Shelf is placed on top.