Choosing an Urn

By: Graeme Hogle
Friday, February 15, 2019

After the death of a loved one, if you have opted to have the body cremated, you have to collect the remains of the person in either an urn or temporary container. Many people choose to store the ashes in an urn. Here are a few things to keep in mind while choosing one:

1. The Urn Size

The urn you opt for is a personal choice. The funeral home will provide you information about the different sizes of urns available. The estimated weight of the remains from a cremation is between 3 and 7 pounds. The urn that you purchase should have a minimum capacity of 180-220 cubic inches. It is important to check with the establishment about the specifications of the urn size if you have planned to place the urn in a columbarium at the cemetery.

2. Aesthetic Aspect

It is a good idea to select an urn with a good appearance if you have decided to place it in your house. An urn that depicts the deceased one’s hobby like sports or religious motifs isn’t a bad idea.

3. Quality

Choosing the material that you prefer isn’t the only aspect to keep in view. It is also important to take the quality of the urn into consideration. You can select from cremation urn materials like marble, glass, ceramic, bronze, brass or granite. Urns made from wood are also an option, however they are not as durable when compared to the other materials.

Consider choosing an urn made of transparent glass, cloth or plastic if you need to carry the cremation urn on a flight. You will have no issue while running it through an x-ray machine at the airport. Urns are available in a range of prices; you can select a one that fits in your budget.

If you want more information on cremation, get in touch with us at The CremationCare Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or reach out through our online form anytime.

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