When it comes to cremation services, probably the most important aspect to consider is the kind of urn you will choose, either for yourself or for a loved one. There are lots of options and it can sometimes be overwhelming to decide on the one that suits your wishes and your budget. If you are beginning the pre-planning stages or handling a loved one’s remains, we have options that you should consider when it comes to urns.
One of the options that is becoming more popular these days are urns that are biodegradable. For people who are concerned about the environment, but wish to have a water burial, this can be the perfect option. Biodegradable urns are made of materials that easily break down, like clay, soft woods, and even salt. There are no metals or other materials that will linger in the earth or in the water.
Urns that will be displayed in homes or in glass-fronted niches tend to be ornate and beautifully made. These decorative urns allow you to display a loved one’s ashes on a mantle or in any other location. For people who want to have a memorial service for a loved one after the cremation, this is also a great choice. They can be made of all manner of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, stainless steel, and so many more. Some are even hand-painted, providing a unique look. Whatever you want in an urn, you can find.
For people who want to have their ashes placed with their loved one’s, there are double urns that can easily help with that process. Some of these urns have two compartments, which allow ashes to share the same urn. Others are just larger than a single and allow the ashes to mix together in one compartment. The double urns are made to fit into double niches and they look just as stately and beautiful as single urns. Ask a cremation service specialist about them.
There may be many family members who would like to have some of the ashes. This is where keepsake urns come into play. These small urns can be lockets or other wearable objects that only require a small bit of the ashes so that you can always have your loved one close while allowing other family members to also have a piece of their loved one with them. For large families that live far from each other, keepsake urns can be the best choice.
There are lots of other options when it comes to urns. Take the time to read about what is available and keep the budget in mind so you know which options fit. From decorative urns that can be elaborate, to more sedate options, there is something for everyone. Ask for expert help if you are not sure which choice is the right one for you or your loved one. To get started, contact Osceola Memory Gardens, located at 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road Kissimmee, FL 34744. Call us at (407) 847-2494 to learn more.