How to Select the Ideal Cremation Urn
Cremation is an increasingly popular choice for Americans and is widely used throughout the rest of the world. However, there can still be some confusion about the different style of urns that are available. Choosing the ideal urn for your loved one after cremation is an important decision, and one that shouldn't be made quickly or without adequate information. Learn about the various options such as sizes, shapes, materials and themes to select the ideal cremation urn for your needs.
Importance of Urn Size
You may not realize it, but cremation urns are available in a range of different sizes. You'll want to choose the size that you need based on the estimated volume of remains that will be stored in the urn over the long term. If you're purchasing an urn that will only be used to contain a small amount of ashes after the remaining ashes are scattered in a meaningful location, then you'll only need a keepsake or token urn. There are even companion urns and oversize urns for storage of a greater volume of cremated remains.
Urns for Any Style
Whether your loved one was an avid fisherman, hunter or loved fine art, you're sure to be able to find an urn that will reflect their personality. Urns are the ideal way to incorporate key aspects of an individual within their final resting place, as they can represent favorite sporting teams, hobbies, religious backgrounds or veteran status. Some urns are even made into unique forms of fine art, handmade by master artisans in ceramic, copper, glass or even bronze. You can even take advantage of urns that will biodegrade over time for an eco-friendly option.
Alternative Options for Ashes
Urns are not the only way to maintain a final resting place for your loved one's ashes. You can also consider these unique ideas: cremation jewelry, fireworks or even burying your loved one's ashes or placing them in a columbarium. Burial or a columbarium placement allows friends and family members to have a place to visit to commune with those who have passed on, with space for flowers and visitations. Cremation jewelry is stunning and comes in a wide variety of options to honor the love you will always have for your friend or family member. You'll remember the good times that you spent together each time you see your ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings.
Ready to learn more about selecting the ideal urn for yourself or a loved one? Contact Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory today. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff members will work with you to answer any questions, and our onsite crematory is convenient and respectful of your family's needs. Contact us today at 770-645-1414 or visit us online.