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How to Choose a Cremation Urn February 9, 2018

Part of the cremation planning process involves selecting a suitable urn for the ashes.  Here are four things that you must know before buying a cremation urn.

What Are You Planning To Do With the Ashes?

Much will depend on your plans for the ashes.  For example, if you plan to scatter the ashes of your loved one in a sentimental location, the easiest way to do that would be to select an urn that is designed for scattering.  These are called scattering urns.

Size of the Urn is Very Important

An often-overlooked factor is whether or not you plan to entomb (i.e. in a niche) or inter (i.e. bury) the urn in a cemetery.  Many cemetery niches and urn vaults are quite small, which makes it very important to pay attention to the size of the urn and whether or not it will fit into the niche or urn vault.

Therefore, it is important to work with an experienced cremation professional who is able to help you select the proper urn for your desired goal.

Transferring the Ashes

We find that most people who are having a loved one cremated do not want to personally transfer their loved ones ashes into the urn.  They don’t want to risk losing any of the ashes or go through the emotional stress of transferring their loved one’s ashes into the urn.

After the cremation process, the ashes are typically placed in a standard plastic container, which is designed to hold the ashes until they can be transferred into an urn.

Though it may seem like a good idea to browse the internet to find the urn you like from the cheapest possible vendor, it’s worth spending a little bit more to purchase the urn directly from the facilitator of the cremation who can transfer the ashes for you.

Inspect for Defects

Every urn purchased online through our website is thoroughly inspected for defects in manufacturing, accuracy of engraving, and for damage that may result from shipping so that we can act quickly if something is not flawless.

We also take great care to transfer your loved one’s ashes into the urn you select, so that you don’t have to worry about where, when, and how to do it.

What About Keepsake Urns?

This is especially important with respect to keepsake urns and jewelry, which often have very small openings into which a portion of ashes are inserted.  We have the proper tools to make this job easier without the risk of losing any ashes.

We have been serving families that prefer cremation for many years.  We can help you choose the proper urn for your desired goal and transfer your loved one’s ashes into the urn you select.