After cremation most people choose to keep their loved one’s ashes in an urn as a memory of them. There are so many types of urns available nowadays that it can get a little overwhelming when looking at all of the options. Whether you are pre-planning and choosing your own urn, or you’ve lost a loved one who has been cremated and you need to choose one for them, here are some aspects to keep in view while choosing an urn:
- Urn Size- The cremation provider or funeral home would be able to provide you with the right estimate on the size of the urn. Typically, remains from a cremation weight between 3 and 7 pounds. The urn that you purchase, would need to have a capacity of 180-220 cubic inches. If you have planned on placing the urn in a columbarium at a cemetery, it is necessary to check with the establishment about urn size specifications.
- Aesthetic Aspect- If you are considering placing the urn in your home, it’s a good idea to look for a piece that has a good appearance. For example, you can opt for an urn that depicts a hobby, sports, has religious motifs etc.
- Quality- While it’s important to choose a material that you like, it’s also necessary to take the quality of the urn into account. You can choose from cremation urn materials such as ceramic, glass, marble, brass, bronze, granite, copper etc. it is also possible to find urns made of wood. However, these aren’t as durable as some of the other materials.
There are even places that can create completely custom one of a kind urns. Urns will be available in a range of prices and you can choose one based on your budget as well. We have several types of urns to choose from, to view our online catalog click here.