Choosing An Urn

By: David Tindall
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

If our loved ones mortal remains have been cremated, you would have to collect the ashes in some form of container. Many people opt to use an urn for this purpose. Some families place the urn on the mantelpiece or in some other area of their home in memory of their loved one.

Choose The Right Urn

Every funeral home will provide different urn options. Here are some pointers to keep in view while choosing an urn:

  • The size of the urn is important, and the funeral home will provide you with information about the types of urns they have. This is an essential aspect to keep in view, especially if you are planning on keeping the urn in the cemetery columbarium. There will be a certain amount of space allocated for each urn, and you need to make sure that the one you choose would fit into that niche.
  • Choose a good quality urn. You will find that there are different materials, such as bronze, granite, brass, glass, marble, stone, copper, and more. Some people also opt for urns made of wood. You can choose a piece based on your specific preferences as well as your budget.
  • It is best to choose an urn that is aesthetically appealing and durable too. This will help ensure that the urn will hold the ashes safely regardless of where you place it.
  • If you are carrying the remains on a flight, you would need to choose an urn made of plastic, cloth, cardboard, or transparent glass. This would help ensure that you do not face any problems with the authorities at the airport while running the urn through an x-ray machine.

At Tindall Funeral Home, we provide comprehensive funeral services. Feel free to contact us for any more information about the different types of urns we carry. Our funeral director will have detailed discussions with you and ensure you get the type of urn you need.

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