As more and more people choose cremation the selection of urns is all the time increasing. There are new selections coming to the market every single day.
An easy way to start your search is with the process of elimination. You can simply cross off the options that won’t work for your loved one. Shopping online has made the task a little easier. The urns are divided onto separate pages to allow you to more easily find the one that is right for your situation.
There are urns that can be used for two people called a companion urn. These can either be large capacity so you would be inside the same container or two urns adjoined. These urns are about 400 cubic inches which is the approximate weight of two adult individuals.
If the urn is for a baby or child there is a whole different style of urn for these. There are sections that will specialize in baby or children designs. You will find an urn that would be appropriate for the age group you need.
You can also get keepsake urns that can be used if the ashes are going to be shared among friends or family. You may also want one of these if you are going to spread most of the ashes, but keep a small portion. These little urns hold just a tiny amount and can be made to match a full size urn. They can also be made in heart shapes or other pleasant shapes.
The selection for an adult individual is where the most choices will be. You will want to decide what material the primary construction should be first. Some of these options are marble, wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, glass, or even biodegradable materials. There isn’t really a way to say which is most popular. This is because there are so many different types of people that are being memorialized.
There are also special interest urns like angels, sports, religious symbols, etc. These special urns sometimes are a perfect fit to memorialize someone. There are found very traditional urns as well and that should be considered.
This will be a very hard and important as well. You want to make the choice that you think that your friend or family member would most want. It may be hard to overcome the sadness of the situation, but try to take your time and select the perfect urn for your situation.