FRANCISCO,CA— The majority of urn displays are designed strictly for
utilitarian purposes. But a recently formed, San Francisco-based company,
Renaissance Urn Company, has introduced a line of urn products that
serve the traditional purpose of an urn, yet also invite mourners to
express their memories, sentiments, and creativity.
Urn Company’s Cremation Box Sleeves are made of beautiful,
custom-fit fabrics that fit standard plastic cremation containers. The
line of fabric sleeves provide an ideal option for those who don’t want to
purchase a traditional urn, yet don’t want to leave cremated remains in an
impersonal, plastic container.
First introduced in November 2002 in
the San Francisco Bay Area, the sleeves have been highly popular with
funeral directors on the West Coast. “Renaissance Urn’s sleeves
are truly unique,” says Jim Gentile of Duggan Serra
Mortuary in Daly City, CA. “They’re beautiful,
elegant, and provide a great alternative for budget-minded
There are currently five lines of urn sleeves,
with others in development. One of the most popular has been the
Remembrance Sleeve Package, which includes a silk sleeve with a
memories-pocket, a walnut frame, penholder, and memory cards that include
thought-starters such as “I wish I had the chance to tell you…” During a
memorial service, the frame is used to hold a picture of the loved one.
Family and friends fill out the memory cards and place them in the silk
“The Remembrance Sleeve Package provides
an elegance and sophistication that traditional urns don’t,” says April
Vargas, member of the Northern California Mid-Coast Council.
“I’ll always cherish the heart-felt cards that were written by my friends
The Renaissance Urn
Company has also introduced a Military Package, which can be
customized to display military emblems. A new Draw-On Package
includes a canvas sleeve and colored markers, allowing mourners to express
feelings in images and words.
The sleeves can be
personalized with the deceased’s name, date of birth, and date of death in
addition to the sleeves, the Renaissance Urn Company offers an expansive
line of wooden, ceramic, and keepsake urns.
For more information,
or call (800)465-0553.
Renaissance Urn Company, The Military Package: One navy and one khaki
sleeve, plastic boxes, 7 patches (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine
Corps and Navy plus 2 for display), high quality metal 8 x 10 display
The Remembrance Package
includes silk sleeve, plastic container, 24 note cards, a frame and
penholder with pens.
The Draw-On Urn set
includes canvas sleeve, plastic container, a frame and penholder with 8