The Handful of Home Ceremonial Canister allows each family member to take a handful of earth in their hands, feel the cool soft land of their ancestors, and release it on the coffins or urns of their loved ones. Unite families and friends at end of life celebrations with this simple, ancient tradition, and help them lay their loved ones to rest amongst the land of their ancestors.
Handful of Home lets the Irish in America honor their cultural roots at the most important moments of their lives.
This beautifully designed Ceremonial Canister filled with pure Irish earth allows families to place a handful of the Old Country on top of the urns or caskets of loved ones, laying them to rest on the land of their forefathers. A new take on an old tradition that has meaning beyond words.
Each Ceremonial Canister contains 2lbs of pure Irish earth. It is harvested from the finest fields across Ireland and carefully packed to ensure that its texture, quality and timeless essence are preserved.
For centuries, millions of Irish men and women left their green lands for a new life across the ocean. Stepping into dusty great cities, or taking their chances on the wagon trails. Some fled from persecution, some from hunger, and some to simply seek a better lives for themselves and their families. But wherever they went, wherever they ended up, home was always in their hearts. Their love for the old country has been passed down through generations, and it’s a fire that burns bright today.
Many Irish in America still hold the land of Ireland in their hearts today, although some have never had the chance to step foot on the earth of their ancestors.
The Handful of Home Ceremonial Canister allows these families to take a handful of the Old Country in their hands, feel the cool soft land of their ancestors, and release it on the coffins or urns of their loved ones. A new take on an old tradition that has meaning beyond words.
Our funeral home is in an area with a strong Irish population. When we present the families with a Handful of Home at the end of ceremonies, it really brings them a sense of peace. For the majority of our Irish families who don't want to repatriate the body back to Ireland, Handful of Home allows us to bring Ireland to them. Our families leave knowing that they left their deceased in the earth of Ireland, and this means a lot to them.
Great unique product and will provide a little bit of peace for many who have left our emerald Isle yet still remains a big part of them.
Gill Ni Conbhui
We came across Handful of Home when looking to for a special way to celebrate our Dad's life. He was as Irish as they come, and knowing he's resting on Irish earth now means a lot. Delivery very quick, presentation was of high quality.
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