Using Carrie Fisher Urn As Inspiration To Get Personal With Cremation


Why Carrie Fisher Urn Is The True Meaning of Personalizing After Death.

Carrie Fisher is famous for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.  Her opening line in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” is one of the most quoted movie lines in history.  Carrie passed away on December 27th, 2016.  In addition to celebrating her, the hearts she touched, and the values she stood for, Carrie Fisher urn is the true meaning of personalization in the funeral industry.  In this article, we highlight one of our favorite unique cremation urns we have seen.

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Facts About Carrie Fisher

Although mainly known for her role in Star Wars, she also stared in many other critically acclaimed movies:

Fisher was an advocate for mental health awareness and spoke in front of the California Senate about the importance of treatment.  
She was diagnosed at 24 with bipolar disorder and said that she did not accept the diagnoses until she overdosed at 28.
Carrie was open with her addictions, her mental health issues and always wanted to make people laugh.  Her brother thought her fight for awareness for these issues and her comedic nature would be how she wanted to be remembered.

Carrie Fisher Urn: "The Giant Prozac Pill Urn"

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Prozac is an antidepressant used to treat:

  • Major depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder

Carrie Fisher's ashes were placed in a porcelain antique Prozac pill urn.  It is from the '50s and was one of her prized possessions.

Her brother knows that this is how she would have wanted to be remembered.  She suffered from mental issues and spoke out on awareness for it.  She wanted people to know that help was out there and that it ok to seek it.

carrie fisher urn

What You Should Takeaway

One thing you should take away from how Carrie Fisher was remembered is that there are many ways to memorialize someone, and one way is not better than the other.  We are all unique and like different things.  The best way to memorialize the deceased is to highlight their interests when they lived.

So if you are shopping for a cremation urn for your pet or a loved one.  Ask yourself, what did they like to do? Also, what did they stand for? 


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