Butterflies are not only delicate and beautiful, but also in many cultures symbolize the ideas of transformation and new life.
"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."
- II Corinthians 3:18
In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "psyche," which means "soul." In Japan (as well as many other countries), the butterfly is often seen as a personification of an individual's soul. The association with souls is easily identifiable; the butterfly begins as an unattractive caterpillar then effectively "dies" to the world upon entering its cocoon only to find "new life" as an astoundinly beautiful butterfly.
Beyond the sybolism, many people simply love butterflies and find delight in the gentle fluttering multi-colored wings of the delicate butterfly.
In any case, butterflies provide a gorgeous theme for a memorial cremation urn to honor your loved one. Our cremation urns are made by the finest woodworkers and ceramic artisans, and we always strive to provide the most attractive memorial by which to remember your loved one. Our wood butterfly urns can be personalized with a laser-engraved inscription.
Browse our selection of butterfly cremation urns below. Please note that the 3-dimensional urns listed below offer an option for the butterfly scene as pictured in the maple wood "Butterfly Urn".