For decades, facing our own death meant ensuring we had a will, deciding whether we wanted to be buried or cremated and making sure someone knew where to find our will and interment decision. And then came the suggestion we ensure we have powers of attorney so we - and our money - could be used wisely when, or if, we could no longer make decisions for ourselves.
Increasingly we are making more informed decisions about how we want to be buried or cremated, and many people plan their funerals, at least in part, to take the load of relations when they are least able to cope with those decisions themselves - when we die.
If you have decided on cremation, I hope that when you see the beautiful designs on whttps://www.wellurnedrest.com you will want to join the many people who would like to choose their own last resting vessel and enjoy it in their home for as many years as possible. You might choose your favourite colours, or something to suit the decor in your home. These decorative urns can be used as a way to broach the subject of your end of life wishes with family members, too.
Equally, you might be choosing to remember the life of a much loved friend or relation, and you will know the sort of colours which particularly suit their zest for life, or calm former presence.
The designs on the website and/or as new ideas are promoted on https://www.facebook.com/wellurnedrest, are available to purchase if still available, but really just offer you a starting point for us to discuss your own ideas.
I was shortlisted for the Wool Innovation Prize for this work - it being a new business using wool in an unusual way. I really gained valuable insight and useful information from the panel of judges.
This, and recent news pieces that caught my eye, have lead me to new thoughts for these vessels, and I am always working on additional designs - I want everyone to be able to enjoy these beautiful vessels rather than feeling they are out of reach. There are now also 'huggable' designs, for those who want an embraceable option, as many do. Textile vessels in cotton and linen suitable for vegan purchasers will soon be ready.
In addition, I have recently been asked to make urns for pets. These take the form of huggable pouches (in your choice of colour) and will be introduced onto the website soon. Obviously they do have to be made to order due to the massive size variations - from hamsters to Great Danes.
I hope I can welcome you to the Well Urned Rest website soon. You just might find I can inspire you to 'think ahead'!
These are examples of embraceable urns - softly huggable in handmade merino wool. These can be made in graded colours, or all one colour, and with any number of stylised designs - perhaps a kite or balloons, an oak leaf or animal paw print? The choice is yours to discuss.