Choosing Cremation Urns for Ashes
Selecting an urn is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning a cremation. Whether it is for a loved one or you are preplanning for yourself, the urn you select will serve as the final resting place for the remains. At Family’s Choice Cremation, we understand that this is a deeply personal decision and everyone has their unique tastes, styles, and budgets. To ensure we offer the perfect container for your loved one's remains, our staff has handpicked a large selection of beautiful urns.
We believe in helping families make an educated decision before purchasing so we have compiled a helpful guide to understand our selection of affordable burial urns for ashes better.
Choosing Cremation Urns to Meet Your Needs
Much like how every family has their own tastes, what they decide to do with the remains varies as well. Some of the most popular options include displaying the urn at home, spreading the ashes, water burial, cemetery burial and interning it in a columbarium.
Displaying The Urn at Home
Many people find comfort in keeping the remains close by displaying them within their home. Some people choose to display the urn in living or family rooms alongside photographs and other personal items. For others, they store the urn within a more private space like an office or workshop and visit it when they want to feel a connection to their loved one.
Because this method of disposition presents the opportunity to store the urn in different places, there are many styles to choose from; wooden, marble, ceramic, bronze, cloisonné, and metal urns are some of the most popular choices.
Choosing to spread the ashes in an area that was meaningful to the deceased is another popular way of caring for the remains. If your family is interested in planning an ash scattering ceremony, a scattering urn would be the best choice. Before spreading the ashes, it is important to research local laws and speak with the proper authorities.
If you are interested in holding an ash scattering ceremony, we recommend purchasing one of our ash scattering specialty urns.
Bury in A Cemetery Plot
Some families wish to have a traditional burial once the remains have been cared for. Many cemeteries now offer community gardens where you can bury the ashes of your loved one alongside others. Another popular option is to bury the urn itself. This requires you to also purchase an urn vault to help ensure the soil does not collapse the urn if people or machines pass over it.
If this method of disposition interests you, we recommend purchasing a wooden or biodegradable urn. To learn more about urn vaults, please speak with a member of our staff.
Internment in a Columbarium
For some people, they do not feel comfortable spreading the ashes but also do not want to store them in their home. Many cemeteries offer a columbarium, a structure at the cemetery where your family can store the urn.
This option also presents many different styles of urns to choose from. We recommend purchasing a ceramic, brass, wooden or glass urn for this method of disposition.
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If your family is interested in learning more about different ways to care for your loved ones remains or would like a recommendation or information about a particular style of urn, please contact us today.