Brenda van den Akker
As soon as I saw the wooden urns, I was sold. Such beautiful mini urns. Perfect for us. We ordered three urns which were delivered fast in beautiful boxes to our home. Time and care were also spent on the packaging. I filled the urns with my husband's ashes, helped by the funeral assistant. The mini urns are now in my house; one in our son's room and the other two downstairs, next to the photo and the mourning card. Now my children (12 and 10 years) and I have a lovely mini urn and some ashes left over, perhaps to have turned into a piece of jewellery at a later time, for example.
When I saw the beautiful wooden urns on the website, I chose the Shadow. I knew straight away that I wanted to use it to preserve the memory of my father in, 12 years after his passing. Since my father's ashes had been scattered at sea in accordance with his wishes, I went to the memorial box I had made and found a lock of hair that had been cut off when he was very young and a tiny locket with a photo of my father as a child. I put them in the lovely urn and it's now in the living room next to his photo. It's so nice to have a memory so close by; you can hold the urn any time you want and it feels warm to the touch. Thank you for this beautiful work, made with love and for the memories which now have a nice place.
The Moon is quite a bit bigger than the LittleWood mini urn but it still has a format you can cuddle and hold easily. The urn has a soft finish and is inviting to the touch. The grain in the wood can be clearly seen. The urn is closed with a neat stainless-steel lid which is engraved. What makes it all very subtle is that there's a trim integrated in the edge which gives a lovely finish. What I personally like about the Moon is that it doesn't immediately look like an urn. That way, Mum can be with us without us being unable to move forward.
The Memories to Keep urns are made with love and attention to detail. You feel and see that as soon as you receive the box containing the urn. It's packaged warmly and carefully. The urns are pleasant to hold and the design is lovely so you can give the urn a nice place in your living room. I thoroughly recommend it! Mireille, Houvast funeral services
Loïs en Bram
When I saw the urns in a magazine, I loved them immediately. I'm mad about beautiful wood and I found other urns too cold; this was the one for my girls. The small version was too small but luckily, you have a larger version and that's what we ordered. We were sent a photo with 6 urns to choose from - really nice! We were quickly in agreement and the urn arrived the next day already. In a lovely box, with logo, a nice little pouch, an Allen key and the beautiful urn with a hand-written card. The urn was easy to open and we put the little pouches with the ashes into it but unfortunately they didn't fit through the opening so we had to empty the pouches a bit. My husband did that because I found it too difficult. We screwed it shut together and the urn is now standing on the table next to me. I pick it up regularly, it feels nice and warm and it makes me feel calm.
What an emotional roller coaster this weekend. Yesterday morning, I saw your page on Facebook, with your new Crossover line of urns. I fell in love immediately. After searching to no avail for 11½ years, you suddenly come across the urn which is just perfect… and you think 'this is the urn I want to have my little girl in. I was so happy after we got in touch and we were able to come and look around that same day. In Dongen, close to my parents and the village I grew up in. The warm welcome you gave us and the way you told us your story... so comforting… you let us take our time looking at the urns but it turned out to be love at first sight and I proudly bought Lynn's new 'little home' and the accompanying tea light. We chose the small, grey Crossover. And it's so beautiful♡♡♡. So today, I was finally able to give her lovely new 'home'. With much love and many tears I 'moved' her and gave her a really lovely place. Grateful for this comforting, beautiful but emotional moment. And now I'm proud to show people her lovely spot. Harm, thank you so much for making this beautiful, craftsman-made urn and for ending my search of 11½ years. Thank you. Love, Miranda
With great sadness and pain in our hearts, we had to say goodbye far too soon to my mother who died unexpectedly last December. Since I already had experience with the beautiful urns that Harm makes, it was actually perfectly normal for me to go to Memories to Keep. There was a new arrival, the Crossover urn, which lives up to its name. It's made of lovely warm materials and is rounded. I chose the medium-sized on which fits well with the LittleWood series we already have. We're very grateful and this lovely urn will get a place in the memorial cabinet.
An urn for my father's ashes: I had been looking for one for a while but couldn't find anything suitable. They were all too ‘urny’. Too emotionally charged. I wanted something that was right for my father, for the person he was. My father had a love of wood, was also always working with it. So it had to be a wooden urn. I came across Memories to Keep and fell in love immediately. I order the Moon, but it turned out to be too big. I got in touch with Harm who responded quickly; I could take the Moon back and exchange it for another urn. My father's partner and I went to Harm's and he took time out to explain things. We both chose a lovely LittleWood, different but the same too. What I really like and find special is that you can hold the urn in your hand for a while. And that doesn't feel strange; the shape makes it feel soft and natural. It doesn't bring my father back but it is a lovely way of commemorating him. I'm very happy with it and grateful to Harm for this beautiful product and his friendliness when we were choosing it.
When our beloved cat, Jim, had to be put to sleep last November, my partner Edwin and I immediately decided that since our cats are like our children, Jim should have a special urn after he was cremated. We found Harm of ‘Memories to Keep’ through Facebook. We bought the ‘LittleWood’ Sunshine urn because Jim always loved to lie in the sun. Because we found the urn and the idea of cuddling it so lovely and so special, we also bought one for our other cat, Tom, in advance; the ’LittleWood’ Shadow, because he always likes lying in the shade. The 2 urns fit perfectly together, just as our cats did. The perfect finish and the good service convinced us to buy the beautiful Crossover urn for my recently deceased, much loved mother. I have now put the ashes of my mother and father together and am proud that they are united in this lovely urn. We also bought a matching tea light holder and it feels as though they're at home again now that we've found a perfect spot for them in the living room; we immediately lit the tea light!
Corine de Ruijter
What a beautiful urn, I bought the Shadow, my mother bought the Love and my sister-in-law bought the Leaf. It's so beautifully made, I'm really happy with it.
I would like to tell you how happy I am with my mini urn! I hadn't ever thought I would want an urn in the house but this mini urn is so beautiful and what's really special is that it fits in your hand so well. Now I have been able to create a lovely spot for my mother in my house and that is so comforting! Thank you for that.
After he died, my father was cremated and according to his wishes, the ashes were scattered at sea. At home, I have a lovely box with precious items on the cabinet. Until I came across Memories to Keep on Facebook, and their beautiful wooden mini urns. But what could I put in it, since there were no ashes anymore? Looking through the precious items, I found a lock of hair that had been cut off when he was very young and a tiny locket with a photo of my father at the age when the lock of hair had been cut off. And I knew right away! These were both going to go in the beautiful wooden urn. I ordered it from Memories to Keep and when it was delivered to my home, it was very emotional. Finally, I could keep something of my father close to me. I put just the lock of hair and the locket in the urn and it now stands on the cabinet in the living room. Sometimes I hold it in my hand and think back on the lovely times I had with my father. Harm, Memories to Keep, thank you for this beautiful urn in which the memories can be preserved forever.
Beautiful!! Perfectly finished, beautifully packaged and delivered quickly. I am very happy with it. The urn with some of my wife's ashes and a lock of her hair stands next to her picture in the bedroom.
Ilona van Vught
I always found the idea of urns so uncomfortable, a bit creepy and on display. That was the reason for me to never want one in the house. I am happy to have found this beautiful little wooden urn. I can hold it for a while, it looks beautiful and no one can tell immediately that it is an urn. This way I can always keep my dear aunt close by. Thank you, Harm, worth a lot to me.