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The Funeral is Dying: Why Creative Urns and Life Celebrations are Becoming the New Tradition

October 13, 2022 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

A friend’s mother passed away recently, and I was invited to attend her funeral service at a church. Her white vase-shaped cremation urn sat at

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What’s Your Passion?

October 10, 2022 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

What drives you to wake up each day? Is it a love for teaching, a faithful pet, or playing catch with your kid? Maybe it’s

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Custom Companion Urns: Memorialize Your Shared Legacy

October 26, 2021 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

A lot of couples will ask us if it’s possible to memorialize not just one legacy, but two. With a custom creation urn, the answer

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Anatomy of an Amazing Custom Urn

December 22, 2020 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Let’s just put this out there. We are a team of artists. Our expression is not music or song, it’s not oils or watercolors. It’s

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Custom Urns That Tell a Story

August 14, 2020 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Not too long ago, I received an email from Wired Magazine’s UK branch, asking if I’d be willing to participate in an article about technology

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What Now? The Future of Custom Cremation Urns

March 26, 2020 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Extraordinary times have a way of forcing companies to reexamine how they go about delivering value to their customers. What worked yesterday might not work

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Cremation Urns and 3D Printing Make Odd Bedfellows – Or Do They?

October 16, 2019 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. If you’re innovative and resourceful then you’re always looking for a better mousetrap and a better

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Driven to Cure — Celebrating Andrew with a Custom Car Urn

July 9, 2019 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

We’ve all heard some form of the quote that goes something like, you’re not measured by the time that you have on earth but what

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This Is What Making Custom Urns Is All About

January 28, 2019 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Foreverence has been in custom cremation urn business for a long time. And every day, we help individuals and families share stories about the people

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Free to Choose: What Creating a Custom Urn Really Means

October 17, 2018 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Recently, I was reminiscing about the early days of our business—back in 2014 or so. Around then, we introduced the idea of custom designed, 3D

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The 3 A’s of Pet Memorialization: How to Design a Personalized Pet Urn

October 10, 2018 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

At Foreverence, we receive many inquiries from pet owners about helping them memorialize their beloved furry friends. And as always, we are honored to be

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Delivering Unexpected Value in Ordinary Objects

August 17, 2018 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

We’ve all heard the age-old expression related to goods and services: you get what you pay for. While all of that is true, when you

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Urns That Tell a Story – Remembering Rock Stars and Our Loved Ones

| Pete Saari | In the News

For some, urns are a topic that borders on taboo. The mere term can conjure uncomfortably morbid thoughts that many prefer to push to the

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The Custom Cremation Urn as an Expression of Legacy

August 16, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

Felipe Herrera decided long ago that he wanted his body to be cremated after he died. His family found a creative way to follow through

Truly Custom Cremation Urns

August 15, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

A Minnesota startup is using a 3D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.

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Company Gives Urns for Rock Stars, and Family Members, the Personal Touch

August 14, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

Some of Kevin Ellsworth’s happiest moments were spent on his mountain bike. Now a sculpture of him pedaling his beloved fat tire cycle along a

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Foreverence has (Really) Customized the Cremation Urn

August 13, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

Roughly half of Americans choose cremation at the end, but it’s a market segment with a rather austere aesthetic that Foreverence founder Pete Saari believes

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Cremation Urns as Art

August 12, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

Last week, Prince’s family placed the late icon’s ashes on display at Paisley Park, in an 18-inch replica of the singer’s home complete with ornamental

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Custom Designed Cremation Urns

August 11, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

A Minnesota startup is using a 3D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.

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Modernizing Custom Cremation Urns

August 10, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

Eden Prairie-based Foreverence is making custom-designed, 3D printed cremation urns that celebrate the lives of loved ones in a unique way!

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Firm Custom Designs Cremation Urns Using 3D Printing Technology

August 9, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

Pete Saari, a veteran technology marketing executive, got an idea three years ago from an article about the fast-growing cremation industry. Saari was less than

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Tell the Story of Your Life

August 8, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.

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Minnesota Startup is Creating Custom Urns

June 19, 2018 | Pete Saari | In the News

The Eden Prairie-based Foreverence offers urns that are made with a ceramic material that looks different than the plastic material typically produced by a 3-D

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Custom Urns Courtesy of Company’s 3-D Printer

| Pete Saari | In the News

Each urn is unique and can take the form of just about anything, including ballet slippers, cars and instruments. “I’m fascinated by the endless possibilities,”

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Motorhead Frontman’s Memorial Service

| Pete Saari | In the News

Hundreds gathered for Motorhead frontman Lemmy’s memorial service Saturday at Forest Lawn in Hollywood. A livestream with almost 250k viewers broadcast the event for the

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Resources for Grieving Families

June 26, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Every day we speak with families dealing with loss. Often, they ask us if we have any suggestions on grief support resources available online. Here

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Meaningful Remembrances For a Wonderful Life

June 2, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Type ‘cremation urns’ into a Google search and this is what you will find hundreds of nearly idential options. But look out across the faces

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Paradigm Shift: a new approach to urn sales

May 18, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Imagine, if you will, a scenario in which a customer goes to a car dealer to purchase a new vehicle. Without asking any further questions, the

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Think Outside The Box… AND The Vase.

April 15, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

How did we arrive at the universal conclusion that families wish to remember their loved ones by keeping their cremated remains in a rectangular box

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Creating a Perfect Urn Amid a Sea of Sameness

March 25, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Barry Schwartz’s book, “The Paradox of Choice,” explored how humans react when given varying levels of choice.  Schwartz found that most people prefer to have

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Is Everything Okay?

March 11, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

This is a revised version of a blog post written by Pete Saari, our CEO, in 2013: As much as I would like to be a foodie,

Frequently Asked Questions About Foreverence

March 3, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

In an effort to help potential customers get easy answers to common questions about Foreverence, I asked our CEO Pete Saari to spend a couple

Lifting Up A Legacy – Changing Trends in End-of-Life Decisions

February 23, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Growing up in a strong Catholic home with a large, intricately connected faith community meant that my family had a front row seat to view

The New Headstone

February 16, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Our society and our communities are changing.  It wasn’t very long ago that people grew up in one community and then stayed in that community

Do Not Be Blockbuster

February 9, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

In 2004, Blockbuster Video was at its apex. With a three-plus billion dollar market cap, 9,000 stores worldwide and clear market-leader momentum, they were seemingly

Welcome

February 2, 2015 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

I can’t remember the first funeral I ever attended. Photographs taken at the coffee-and-cake reception in the church basement confirm my attendance. I don’t remember

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The Talk 2.0 – Healthcare Directives and Funeral Pre-planning Go Hand in Hand

December 22, 2014 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

Directives Matter Meet one of our friends and favorite speakers on the subject of Healthcare Directives, Anne Elizabeth Denny. Anne is the author of My Voice,

Thank you

October 27, 2014 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

In the past few days, we’ve received an outpouring of support, calls and emails from individuals and Funeral Directors alike, who want to know more

Richard Attenborough’s Legacy

September 5, 2014 | Pete Saari | Foreverence Blog

There’s been so much loss lately. I quickly did a mathematical equation that left me startled: I had time left, but the time I have