Finding a suitable cremation urn for your loved one may be overwhelming and distressing. There are various factors to consider when selecting a cremation urn, including shape, colour, size and even your loved one’s personality and interests.
So how can a choice of one urn be made given the vast array of cremation urns available? Keep these four basic rules in mind to make the process of choosing an urn easier. Let’s start…
Purpose of the Cremation Urn
Before you make any decision regarding your urn and eventually buy one, you need to decide its purpose. Are you going to be dividing the ashes amongst family? Or maybe you intend to bury it? Many people prefer to store the ashes in their home or garden. Those are all valid questions and depending on what you decide will help you proceed with picking the right urn.
For example, if you are planning to keep the urn at your home itself, look for attractive yet thoughtful funeral urns. On our website you will find a variety of memorials, suitable both for home and outdoors.
Price of the Cremation Urn
Cremation urns are available in various price ranges, so the second step, after determining the urn’s purpose, is to establish your budget.
It’s important to note that these price ranges are approximate and can vary based on factors such as location, the retailer or artist, and any additional personalisation or customisation options.
Size of the Cremation Urn
Cremation urns come in a variety of sizes, the typical size needed is 3.27 L for an adult cremation urn. This size will generally hold the ashes of a grown adult. There are also the so called “Companion” urns or double urns. They can fit the ashes of two adult persons, usually a family.
Material of the Cremation Urn
Usually this aspect of the process depends on your price preferences, however, that is not always true. Cremation urns are made of different materials such as ceramic, wood, bronze, granite, brass, glass, porcelain, marble, etc. The urns themes and styles are almost limitless and our advice here is to take into consideration the personality, passions and interests of your loved one. Engraving is also an option if you want to further personalise the cremation urn.
Wooden Urns, for example, are not likely to be durable when displayed in an outdoor setting. Similarly, brass urns are not usually recommended for burial.
Glass Cremation Urns, are simply blown or spun glass vessels that have lids fashioned so that the vessel may be closed. They can be transparent, translucent, or opaque and come in varying shapes and finishes.
Ceramic Urns for Ashes, ceramic is one of the oldest and most widely used materials throughout the history of humankind. Sculptures made of clay, traditional murals and various kinds of pots and urns for ashes have been discovered around the globe, as our ancestors used them for different purposes.
Finding a suitable cremation urn for your loved one may be overwhelming and distressing. There are various factors to consider when selecting a cremation urn, including shape, colour, size and even your loved one’s personality and interests. If you are looking for a unique option please view our online store.