The Memento Urn for biodegradable water burial allows families to create a unique, meaningful and participatory ceremony by placing personal notes into the urn prior to placing it at sea. Twenty handmade paper notecards are included with each urn, and the surface of the urn itself can be written on.
The urn is crafted by hand on antique molds from non-toxic, recycled food-grade paper and is hand painted using environmentally-friendly milk paints. The urn is designed to float briefly before sinking, and biodegrades naturally over time. The Memento Urn is packaged in a recyclable box for discreet and convenient transportation.
With the purchase of the Memento Urn or Shell Urn, Passages International makes a donation in memory of your loved one. This donation will be made to an ocean conservation organization and will contribute to the preservation of our oceans for future generations.
We just love your Memento urn. Many of our families have used it and done some meaningful, creative services with it. We encourage them to draw on it and most of them do, both kids and adults. They seem to make good use of the note cards that come with it too. This urn has opened up doors for us and for our families. We’ve seen community participation, congregation participation and witnessed some incredible moments. The Memento has allowed us to serve our families in very new ways. Thank you for providing us with such unique and useful product.
Tom Gale; Gerald Sellers
Currie Funeral Home
Our Memento Urns are made by hand and will vary in appearance. Some are painted in small batches, sometimes with hand-mixed paint colors. This urns meets federal regulations requiring all containers used for burials at sea be 100% biodegradable. Federal regulations also require that burial occurs no closer than 3 nautical miles from shore.