Personalizing Cremation Urns to Reflect a Special Life


1932 Ford Roadster Custom Urn

A 1932 Ford Roadster is not what you would imagine as your typical cremation urn, but for one hot rod enthusiast, that’s just what he selected as his final resting place.

Steve got a call from a high-spirited senior gentleman from California, asking if he was interested in making a one-of-a-kind, custom urn. “As a vintage Mustang fan, I was excited to get this special request for an old car and I was up for the challenge!” says Steve. “He told me the 1932 Ford is his favorite car. By commissioning me to make the urn now before he needs it, he said he could enjoy it for many years on his mantel.”

 “We are getting more and more requests from people who want a personalized urn. For some consumers, cost is an issue. But for enthusiasts who are passionate about their hobby or interest, customization comes first. The Steve Shannon Collection is the perfect fit to fill this need,” says Steve.

 “I’ve partnered with a childhood friend and classically-trained fine artist, Chris Cismesia, to offer the specialized, hand-painted urns,” says Steve. “Together we can make something very unique, unlike anything currently in the market.”

To read a Chicago Tribune article about personalizing cremation urns go to:…pdf

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