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Modern Memorials Doubles Cremation Urn Offerings in 2016

Leading e-commerce store for tasteful and modern urns for ashes expands its collection

    BETHESDA, MD, November 03, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Reflecting a rise in the demand for unique cremations urns for display in the home, Modern Memorials doubled its urn selections since it's Fall 2015 launch. While pet cremation jewelry, pet cremation products and memorial keepsakes are Modern Memorials' fastest growing product categories, the company has also noticed an increase in its mainstay product of elegant urns for ashes.

Recent studies support this observation. In a 2014 survey conducted by a group of funeral homes and crematories in California and Washington, 1 in 5 of the respondents said they keep the ashes of their loved one at home. With cremation in the US at almost 50% and rising, Modern Memorials has increased its urns for ashes offerings, adding more than 60 new memorial urns and keepsakes that provide meaningful tributes and match a range of design aesthetics.

Modern Memorials is also responding to the growing need for pet cremation products. Approximately 65% of American households have a dog or a cat, most of which are cherished members of the family. (According to a 2011 study, these households spend more on their pets per year than alcohol, landlines or men's clothing.) When Modern Memorials launched a year ago, it had a small selection of pet urns, which has now grown to more than 50 and counting.

Cremation jewelry is a new, burgeoning category for Modern Memorials. Many families like the idea of keeping their loved one or pet close. Modern Memorials carries pet-oriented pieces as well as simple and elegant charms and pendants that carry a small portion of ashes. The company plans to significantly add to its memorial jewelry collection in 2017, but will remain particular about the quality and ease of transferring the ashes.

"My staff and I handpick each and every urn we sell, so I am incredibly pleased that we could double our offerings to families in just one year, without losing our vision of a highly curated collection," said Kate Ottenberg, President, Modern Memorials.

Modern Memorials is the leading e-commerce store specializing in quality cremation urns that honor loved ones and look beautiful in the home. The staff scours the world to stock special urns and keepsakes--many handmade--at a comfortable price point. Customers have noted that our urns "bring peace" and "make something so difficult, beautiful."

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