Each individual has a unique personality that should be reflected in his or her memorial piece. Our funeral home offers a wide selection of urns so you can find something you feel is perfect. We can also custom order whatever you prefer or create personalized urns by engraving the deceased's name, military emblems, or other meaning symbols onto the urn.
People often ask, "Why do I need an urn?" There are several things to consider when you are going through the selection process.
Urns are valuable to families no matter what is selected for the final disposition of the cremated remains. For instance, if one plans to scatter the cremated remains, we have found families often wait for a special date when everyone can get together to be a part of the ceremony and therefore appreciate having a scattering urn for containment until such a time. The scattering urn also adds to the memorial service, as it is more special and meaningful for the family.
There are many types of urns that can be used useful afterwards to the family and friends. For example, urns can be used as a vase or can be made to serve as jewelry or memento boxes. Many families select the biodegradable scattering urns because they return to nature with your loved one, but it can be so much more beautiful than having the cremated remains strewn.
If you decide to bury the cremated remains as most people so, then you also have the different options to consider. For example, there is the option of selecting companion urns for husband and wife. This can be a special way to feel close and connected to your better half. You can choose to select an urn that will shelter the remains under ground. And if the cemetery requires a vault for burial, some people select an urn vault or an urn vault combination, which in some cases can be more affordable.
When you choose to place an urn in a columbarium niche, you want to be sure the urn you select gives you pleasure and is meaningful to the deceased's life. Of course, we can help you on which ones fit the size of the niche you have secured, but the most important principle to remember is selecting something you know your loved one would be attracted to as well. For example, sometimes people who have family members that are antique lovers really like a cloisonné urn. There are also some urns that are actually works of art and with glass front niches, allowing you to see their remains each time you visit.
Keeping the cremated remains at home or in an office, you have endless choices from simple affordable options to elaborate decorative urns. If you tell us about your loved one or tell us about yourself if you are preplanning, we can make suggestions and help you find the perfect memorial piece. We want you to have the satisfaction of knowing that you have examined all alternatives and selected something exactly right for your budget, your preferences, and the person being honored.
However, if you decide not to select an urn at the time of the arrangements, remember it is not too late. You can still select an urn or keepsake urn at any time.