It's never easy to lose a loved one, no matter what the age or circumstances. Perhaps it is a little easier to prepare for the death of an older person, but no child or baby should have to die before they've had the chance to live.
One of the things people miss most is the ability to hold the departed loved one in their arms, to feel them close. With the rising popularity of the teddy bear urn, however, these are providing some comfort to the bereaved. And, although currently scarce in the UK, they are available.
When you look at teddy bear urns, you will see that they really are not any different from the regular teddy bear stuffed toys that you will see in any toy store. They are made of cloth, are stuffed and padded to make them huggable, and are sewn with button eyes, ribbons and other accessories. Some teddy bear urns also have detachable angel wings included in their design.
What makes teddy bear urns different from the regular stuffed toy is the fact that teddy bear urns contain pockets inside them where an actual piece of memorial jewelry is held. This small keepsake urn would contain a small portion of the departed person’s ashes.
It's a small comfort, but a comfort nevertheless.
If you are unfortunate enough to have to organise a funeral, and have no idea where to start or what to do, why not get in touch with Bromley's Independent Funeral Services. As one of the areas only independent funeral directors, they pride themselves on attention to detail and making sure the needs and wishes of you and your loved one are met.
If you'd like more information about them and the services they offer, give them a call on (01204) 302002, or visit their feature page here.
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