Poignant and beautiful, a lighthouse stands against the dark and is at its best when life is at its worst. This selection of Lighthouse Urns features beautiful artwork on the most popular cremation urns that Green Meadow Memorials offers. Additional customizable engraving areas on both the front and back of the urn allow for adding names, dates, sentiments and poems to make the memorial just right.
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Comforting Lighthouse Cremation Urns
Few other things in this world bring together mystic beauty and solid practicality quite like lighthouses. Solid and strong, they offer a beacon of safety, a guiding light through troubled times. Over the course of many centuries, troubled sailors have looked to lighthouses for direction, comfort, and hope. Because of all they represent, lighthouse urns are a wonderful choice for memorializing a loved one.
A Guiding Light
One of the primary purposes of a lighthouse is to provide a frame of reference for mariners. In the days before GPS, navigators needed a way to bring their vessels to the harbor, particularly at night, when visibility was low:
An individual lighthouse distinguished itself with its day mark--the color schemes and patterns on the tower--and its light signature... illuminating waterways made treacherous by shoals, reefs, rocks and other hazards as ships left the open ocean and pulled into port. Most lighthouses also include fog signals such as horns, bells or cannons, which sound to warn ships of hazards during periods of low visibility.
For many of us, it's our loved ones who have always served as our guiding lights. They illuminate life for us, offering direction and guidance through the confusion and the dark. Their bright presence stands out against our horizon, keeping us on the right track even amid stormy circumstances. What better way to commemorate losing our own personal guiding lights than with a lighthouse urn?
When ships were lost at sea, especially during poor weather conditions, sometimes it was only the presence of a functional lighthouse that kept them from running against the rocks. Since they could no longer see the stars during a storm, they would have been forced to rely on "dead reckoning" to make their way. In other words, they would have to rely on instinct.
Because visibility is poorest during storms, lighthouses came equipped with fog horns by which they could signal dangers to sailors, offering warnings and navigational aids. These signals could be heard for some distance. In some cases, signals reached as far as eight miles!
When we're floundering in the stormy waters of life, it's our friends, family members, and loved ones who most often come to our aid. Even during times when we've drifted apart, the memories of their care and concern still reach us. Offering corrections, advice, and encouragements, they've sent us warning signals, keeping us off the rocks and directing us toward safe harbor. When we're looking to commemorate the loved ones who got us through the winds and waves of our own life circumstances, a lighthouse urn would be a perfect choice.
Lighthouses guide ships from the wild ravages of the sea to the safe, secluded comfort of a port. They bring them past treacherous rocks and through the shoals into the warmth of a safe harbor. There, they can find peace after the storm.
If your loved one is being laid to rest after a long and difficult life's voyage, a lighthouse urn is one of the best ways to represent what this moment means, both for them and for the ones who are left behind.
Grief and Remembrance
Losing a loved one will never be easy. There will always be a process of grief and pain to work through. If your loved one was strong, steady, and caring; if they leave behind a legacy of hope and comfort; if you're looking for a reminder that they've finally crossed over the stormy waters of life into their own safe harbor; then a lighthouse urn could provide the perfect symbolism with which to commemorate their passing.