Posted on November 30 2018
Selecting an urn from so many cremation urns for human ashes available in the market can be a tough job. Firstly and most importantly, because of your pain of losing the one you love. And secondly, because there are plenty of options to choose from and you have no idea where to begin. Also, there might be some questions running in your mind that you are not even capable of asking. Don’t worry, to easy your trouble here are some tips given below. Hopefully, these will make your pick easy and hassle-free.
What size of urn should you go for?
The answer to this question depends generally on the type of urn you are looking for –
What was the pre-cremated weight of the deceased?
The capacity of a cremation container is denoted in cubic inches. As far as a standard funeral container is concerned, it can hold around 200 cubic inches of cremains. Also, the standard protocol for measuring the size of an urn goes like this – 1 pound of body weight (before burning) is equal to 1 cubic inches of cremations. So, if an individual weighed 200 lbs before cremation, you need to go for a cremation urn with capacity of 200 cubic inches
How do you intend to use the funeral urn?
There are plenty of ways of disposition of the cremated remains. So, your purchase should be based on that intention. Take a quick look at the options given below –
- Keep and display at your home
- Entombment in a niche
- Ground burial
- Scattering the ashes
- Sharing among family members temporary one for travel
What material you want to opt for?
If you ask which would be the best material for a cremation urn, the answer would be ‘there is no such option that can be termed as the best’. It’s all about your preferences and needs. For example – if you have kids at your home, you might not go for a glass or ceramic urn because these are fragile. In that case, you should go for a wooden urns or metal urn.
Here are some of the most popular materials used for making a cremation urn –
- Cultured marble
What are the options for pet urns?
Just like human cremation urns, pet urns are also available in different variants, in terms of material, style, design and color. Also, they are available for different pets like dogs, cats, horses, birds, etc. So, you can get one of the most suitable options for keeping the ashes of your darling pet.
Can cremation urns be purchased online?
Why not? There are so many online merchants operating right there where you can buy urns online. You can easily find one of the best and most reliable options if you do your homework well.
A word of caution – every seller would claim to be a genuine one, but make sure not to go for one ‘just like that’. Do proper research, understand your needs, fathom the reliability of the online merchant you intend to choose, and then make your purchase.