After the death of a family member, if you have opted for cremation, you would be give the remains and can store them in an urn. Most funeral homes that provide cremation services also have various urns that you can choose from. Our team at The Jerry Spears Company have some tips to help you with your decision.
How to Choose An Urn
Some things to keep in view while choosing a cremation urn include:
Urns are available in various sized and shapes. Cremation remains can weigh anything from three to seven pounds and the funeral home would be able to guide you on the urn size you would need. If you are planning to place the urn in a columbarium at a local cemetery, check what urn size would be suitable.
Many people prefer to place the urn in their home. If that’s what you are planning on doing, you might want something that fits in with the aesthetic of your home. You will find that there are many different urn styles and they could have religious or sports motifs or you can also get the urn engraved in design of your liking.
Always opt for a good quality urn and some materials that are available include granite, marble, brass, ceramic, glass, copper and more. You can opt for a wooden urn with different carvings. Metal or stone urns are more durable than wooden ones and that is something to consider while making your choice.
If you are planning to carry the urn by air, then it’s best to select one made of glass. The other option is to get a plastic or cloth urn as these materials can be run through x-ray machines at airports very easily.You can choose an elaborate urn or a simple one based on your requirements. The former will be pricier than the latter and you can find something that suits your needs and fits into your budget.
If you want to know more about cremation or funeral homes, don't hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.