Doves are a popular presence at funerals and memorials. Occasionally, a family might choose to release doves at the opening or closing of a ceremony in the death of a loved one. Doves are powerful symbols of peace. They are often seen not only to represent peace during times of war or conflict, but also as harbingers of peace. They bring peace to individuals, granting them a feeling of serenity and calm. There is a peace in action as well as peace within the spirit.
When the dove is engraved onto the urn, those who look upon it often are filled with serenity and peace at the memory of their loved one. This is one of the biggest reasons for the incredible associations that come with the symbolism of the dove.
With their pure white feathers, doves often symbolize innocence and purity. This purity can be seen to soothe the soul and calm the spirit. Their message is especially powerful because it exists across multiple religions and cultures in very similar fashions. The uniformity in its presence is consistent.
They are often seen during periods of mourning, because while they can be sorrowful, they can also inspire hopefulness and the ability to move on in life. When the dove takes flight, it’s angelic and pure presence, with spread wings, raising up towards the heavens, can represent the journey one takes after having passed on in life.
The dove engravings on our urns are unique in that some of them have more intricate carvings or images while others are delightful and simple outlines. If you are looking for your engraving to be elaborate or minimal, there are a few different design choices to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a moment of peace for yourself or a reminder of the peace your loved one now feels, a dove can be powerful in both respects.