Phoenix Urns®
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Comments of Clients



Urn Klaas

(Special request urn)

Waiting for my husband Klaas to come back home was absolutely worth it. Now he is connected to his motorcycle forever.

His favorite hobby was driving it. I have the feeling now that he is back home. The decoration on the hand painted motorcycle urn is beautiful, and I really love it.

Thank you so much!

Gitte Heddema


Urn Leanne

(Special request urn)
When Leanne, my Daughter, died (aged 16), I was determined that I would not be put her in the ground, I wanted her to be with me at home where she died.
I looked at hundreds of urns on-line and at funeral parlours and none of them were quite right. I also didn't want something off the shelf that everyone else could buy.
Then I saw the hand painted urns on Phoenix Urns, I couldn't believe how beautiful they were. I  contacted Michael and he sketched a picture and I fell in love with it straight away.
  Now my Daughter is with me at home in her urn, I'm sure she would approve. She was a big fan of Harry Potter and loved Hedwig, Harry's owl. She also died on St. David's day which meant the flowers had to be daffodils and the butterflies were her transition into a beautiful new life.
I can't recommend Phoenix Urns high enough, the service and step by step emails to construct the design, were very comforting at this very sad time in my life.

Thank you so much Michael
Karen Robbins, Coventry, UK


(Special request urn) Britte Duijn – It was almost one year ago that we lost our lovely daughter and sister “Britte”. She was only 19 years old. She always was very active in athletic sports. A cardiac arrest that occurred during her sports suddenly made an end to her life.

We started searching on the internet for a special urn for her. But there are so many possibilities.
This way we finally found the “”Phoenix Urns”.
The special shape of the urn we liked very much, and we decided to choose for a personalized decoration on the urn. We made a special place for Britte in our living room. This way we feel that she is still with us. We received many positive reactions from family and friends. The contact with Michael was very positive, and we are very satisfied with the final result of the decoration.

Family Duijn, Netherlands


I received the “Daffodils urn” and I am absolutely delighted with it. It is a beautiful piece of workmanship. At the present time, it is on display in my curio cabinet and I hope to be around a while before I need it, but I wanted to be able to select my final resting place and daffodils are my favorite flowers. I was very pleased with your process of providing updates and pictures of the work in progress.

Your prompt and efficient communication with me throughout the whole process was very much appreciated. I cannot thank you enough for everything and I shall certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family in the future.

Cynthia Williams Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

  "With so many urns to choose from online, I decided I wanted something special and unique for my mother who passed away recently. She was fond of flowers and birds so I spent a long time looking for the right urn. When I found the Phoenix Urns site I knew that I had found the right place.

Michael has been absolutely great from the first to the last email. He helped me create a lovely urn that incorporates both flowers and birds then placed a personal message on one side. Everything arrived on time and perfectly packaged. I cannot rate Michael highly enough and I would strongly encourage anyone who is looking for an urn to consider his service."

Stephen Dixon, Durham, England

  My Dad passed away suddenly in October 2011 and we wanted to place his ashes in an urn that was tasteful, nice and most of all a fitting tribute to Dad. My Dad was a football fan through and through and was a dedicated Arsenal supporter, so, when searching the internet, we came across Phoenix urns who make urns in the shape of a football.

Phoenix urns supported us through a process that was very sad and painful, by providing a professional and informative service, the urn was received within the timescales that Phoenix urns gave us and was everything we expected and more.

Thank you so very much from myself and my family

Amanda Blackwell-Brooks - Milton Keynes, England
  My father in law just brought over the filled urns. They are so perfect, we love them. Thank you so much . They are exactly what we wanted. You did a great job. You were a pleasure to work with and thank you so much for being on top of all the shipping stuff.

Vicky R., San Leandro, California, USA

My father received the urn last Saturday and is thrilled to bits with it. It is absolutely perfect and far more lovely than I hoped for.      My family and I are very, very happy. Everyone who has seen it remarks how lovely it is.
Once again I would also like to thank you for all your thoughtfulness in keeping us informed throughout the whole process and for all your kind and considerate attention.

Susan Cooper, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK

Dear Mr van de Sande

I can confirm that the urn has been delivered today. It is absolutely beautiful and fulfils all of my wishes. I know that my wife will be very happy to have as her final resting place such a beautiful and special urn.
Many thanks for all of your assistance. I had searched the Internet for sometime before coming across your site. You truly do offer unique products and I wish you all the very best for the future.

With kind regards,   Paul Williams, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, UK

  Dear Michael,

Our Urn arrived last Friday and we are extremely happy with it. Thank you very much for all your time and efforts, they are greatly appreciated. We are still very satisfied with our Urn and I am sure that our baby “James” will be happy in his new home. /  Dear Michael, I am pleased to say that James is now in his new urn, and has been blessed by our School Father.
Please also do put our comments on your website as we are extremely pleased with your work and thank you once again.

With kindest regards,  Lisa and Phil Long, Eccles, Kent UK

Spijkenisse, 17th January 2010 

Dear Michael van de Sande,

On Christmas Eve we received the urn you made for my husband. I would like to let you know that I am extremely happy with the way you have made the urn. It is absolutely beautiful. It stands on the sideboard in my living room, a lovely work of art. A vase with a very special purpose and I am also very happy that I am able to light a small candle in the top.

The poppies remind me of our happy holidays in France and the poppies in our garden. The paintings of Bazil our cat and the ladybird bring smiles to our faces. Our grandchildren are all animal lovers - cats, horses, rabbits and dogs – and they often asked their Grandpa which animal he preferred and he always replied: the ladybird.  As the colour of the poppies is somewhat lighter, the ladybird really stands out. I am so very happy with the result and it gives me comfort that I not only feel the spirit of my husband nearby, but can also have him nearby in this way.

Also my sincere thanks for finishing the urn for my husband before Christmas. Christmas is a very special time for my family and myself and we were all very happy that we could have him home with us.

With my very best wishes,  Margaret Noble Vierdag-Ritchie , Spijkenisse - Netherlands


I have received my colour glazed seashell urn safely, thank you.

I am absolutely thrilled with it . It was well worth the wait, I really appreciated the time and effort you put in to make it possible.

Christina Bishop,  Eccles On Sea - UK


The urn arrived yesterday and I have to say it is absolutely beautiful. It is a perfect representation of who my wife was. I cannot thank you enough for the urn. I want to say more but your craftsmanship has left me speechless.
Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful urn.

Chris Baez, Poughkeepsie, New York - USA

  We would like to say that we were absolutely delighted with the urn that you painted for our mum. It was of outstanding workmanship and we were pleased that you added everything that we asked for.  Also we very much liked your added little details and would recommend you to anyone.
Thank you again.
Paul and Martina Rowe,  Kent, 2009
  After more than 20 years of devastating diseases, my wife Pauline died at the age of 40.

Living in England but being Dutch, we had no clarity about the future destination of the remains of her body. Pauline loved birds, in particular snowy owls. Michael has created a beautiful urn, in close consultation, with several very personal details, such as Pauline's name and a short text at the back of the urn in her hand-writing.

Since Pauline's death I have explicitly felt her with me, which gives me much strength. The very personal urn is a beautiful remaining tribute to Pauline, it underlines that she is at home.

Frank Coolen, Durham (UK), 2008

  My family and I are so pleased to have found Phoenix Urns on the internet, we chose the Butterfly Urn for my mothers ashes and she now has pride of place at home in a beautiful hand made urn’, I wish you well in your business and I hope others can enjoy your work as much as we have.

Sandra Norman, Maidstone, Kent, UK

'At a time of great sadness, and after having searched everywhere for something very special for Kevin's ashes, I discovered Phoenix Urns.  My husband was a Buddhist and had a deep appreciation of beauty, music and art.  I chose The 'Bird and Bamboo' urn as it is oriental and I knew he would have chosen it for himself.
Michael was extremely helpful and painted a special Buddhist mantra on the urn in Tibetan text for me, which made it even more meaningful and special. Every night I light a candle on top of the urn in memory of Kevin.'
Sue Gourlay, Windlesham, Surrey, UK
I have just received the urn and I am absolutely delighted with it.
It is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and it is such a comfort for me to know that my dear mum's ashes will be contained in such an exquisite and befitting ornament.
Your prompt and efficient communication with me throughout the whole process was very much appreciated as was your assurance that you would treat my order as a priority, thus allowing me to receive it before Christmas.
I cannot thank you enough for everything and I shall certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family in the future.
Thank you once again for making this very difficult time much more bearable for me and my family.
Lorna McEwan, Glasgow, Scotland



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