Urn As Part of a Cremation Arrangements Plan
Final Arrangements Information Sheet
The cremation urn needs to be consider when final
arrangements planning calls for Cremation. There is as much cremation urn variety in types and
sizes as there are in pricing. You should consider purchasing or deciding on the
vessel that will be the cremation urn in advance. It could literally save the family a
large percentage of what it could cost if bought in the anguish of a death.
There are plain urns which won't be displayed and quite stylish ones for the
purpose of artistic display. Urns can be bought for just one person or for more
than one and even urns that have only a small portion of the ashes. In actuality
once a person is cremated anything the cremains are placed in technically is an
urn. Some people carry small amounts of ash remains in lockets or bracelets.
This concept is neither morbid nor new. Many religions of the world, the Roman
Catholic Church for example, have used relics, bones and artifacts, of saints or
holy persons for centuries.
The concept of placing ones ashes in a receptacle
as a gesture of honor and remembrance is only limited by ones imagination as to
what becomes that receptacle. If you are preplanning your final arrangements you
can choose from literally thousands of choices or create your own unique urn. If
you are planning on using a facility for a niche, a location generally in a
mausoleum, church, chapel dedicated to honoring and housing remains, you will
have to comply with that facilities restrictions for types of acceptable urns.
Urns can cost next to nothing or thousands of
dollars for a commissioned artisan to create a unique vessel just for you. The
entire cost decision is yours to make. One can decide to have one urn or several
going to different family members, each receiving some of the cremains. There
really are no rules and few restrictions on urn choices or how it is done.
Selection from manufacturers are too numerous to
mention. We suggest you visit any number of web sites to get an idea of
selection, style and cost. You will find literally thousands of choices and
hundreds of web sites. We recommend visiting a funeral home or casket store in
your area and see what they have to offer.
There are also a goodly number of fine artists
who create unique and beautiful urns to client specification. As this page grows
in popularity we will hopefully hear from some of them and post their web site
here. The thing to keep in mind, is that if you aren't planning on a scattering,
see the page on scattering services for information, you may wish to consider an
If you are going to have an urn
as part of your final arrangements preplanning, below
are some sources for information on urns we have found or have asked to be
listed here to help your final arrangements preplanning program.
Links to More
Information on this Subject
Urns - The Cemetery Registry's Cremation Urns
Gallery has one of the most comprehensive and complete
selections of quality cremation Urns and other Cremation products available
today, wholesale pricing and quick delivery direct service to you.
Perfect Urn - Fine
Quality Decorative Memorial Cremation Urns.
4 Ashes - At urns4ashes.com we sell beautifully carved cremation urns that
offer a unique memorial to personalize memories of a deceased loved one or
beloved deceased pet following the funeral. Quality service guaranteed.