Choosing for cremation urns for a deceased loved one can be emotionally draining. However, it is one of the things that need to be done after cremation. Crematoriums would usually place the ashes on plastic a bag or cardboard after the cremation and it’s up to the family to transfer the ashes to an urn or release it to the wind or whatever action the family might decide on. Because of this, it is important for a family member to take the task of shopping for an urn. To make the task easier, here are some points to consider.
Consider the purpose
There are different types of urns and each of them is suited based on what the family intends to do with the ashes. There are cremation urns that are applicable for burying or floating. In this case, a biodegradable urn would be best fitted. If you intend to place the urn permanently in a columbarium or a mausoleum, choose a bronze or metal urn so it can withstand time especially if the columbarium is placed outdoors. If you intend to place the cremation urn inside your home, choose a ceramic or porcelain urn with elegant design or even with gold plating. This will make the urn visually appealing and a perfect way to honor your dearly departed one.
Check your budget
Urns can cost anywhere from $30-$500 depending on the quality, material and aesthetics. Set a budget before you start your research. This way, you can streamline and limit your search to your identified budget.
Choose the right size
Cremation urns vary in size. There are cremation urns for infants while there are also urns for adults. Some urns are designed for couples. If you intend to float some of the ashes and keep some of it, you can opt for a smaller type.
Choose a theme
Urns come in different designs. Choose a cremation urn that would best represent the type of personality, hobby or last wishes of the deceased especially if you are going to place the urn in your home where you can easily see it.