Complete Info on Different Types of Cremation Urns

With cremation getting popular day by day as compared to burial, the demand for cremation urns have also increased a lot. A cremation urn is a kind of container where the ashes of a loved one can be stored. With a help of a cremation urn, people find it easy to keep the memories of the loved one alive for generations to come. This is why people give a lot of importance when it comes to buying a cremation urn.

However, when it comes to choosing a perfect cremation urn for a departed soul, often people get confused. The main reason behind it is that the market is flooded with a wide variety of cremation urns in various shapes, sizes, colors, materials we well as themes. Urn manufacturers have come up with so many options to cater to the rising demand of urns in the market.

In order to make a right purchase, it is very essential for a buyer to be aware of the different kinds of urns that are available in the market. This will make it easier for the buyers to select an urn that honors the life of the deceased.

Some of the popular types of cremation urns are as follows:

Keepsake Urn:

Keepsake Urn

This is a kind of urn that comes in smaller sizes where small amount of cremation ashes can be stored. A keepsake urn is mostly preferred by those who wish to distribute the ashes of the deceased amongst family members and close friends who live far from one another. This is a great way to share the memory of the deceased with other loved ones. At times people also choose a keepsake urn to keep a portion of the ashes of the deceased whose ashes are scattered. You can find such an urn in wide variety of shapes, styles and materials.

Biodegradable Urn:

Biodegradable Urn

This type of urn is made from environment friendly products and non-toxic materials and is one of the most popular types of urns in the industry today. Such type of urn can be used for both burial and scattering of ashes. Some of the materials used for making this type of urns are mulberry bark, organic compost, newsprint, cornstarch, blocks of salt, paper clay, earthenware clay and unglazed ceramic. All the urns are handmade and they get fully degraded with time without causing any harm to the environment.

Companion Urn:

Companion Urn

This is a very special type of urn where the cremation ashes of two individuals can be stored. A companion urn is a great way to memorialize the life of a loving couple and help them to remain together for eternity even after their death. The size of a companion urn is usually large as compared to other types of urns so that the ashes of two individuals can be stored comfortable. There are two different types of models available for such type of urn. You can buy such an urn with double or single compartment.

Infant Urn:

Infant Urn

This is a kind of urn where the cremation ashes belonging to an infant or a small child can be stored lovingly. Such urns can be a great comfort to those who have suffered the loss of an infant or a child. An infant urn is usually smaller in size and capacity and is designed with a theme related to children in order to keep the young spirit alive for years to come. Available in a large variety of style, shapes and colors and on top of that most of them can also be customized as per the wish of a grieving parent.

Veteran Urn:

Veteran Urn

This is a kind of urn that helps people to pay tribute to the armed service member who devote their life to serve the nation. You can find veteran urns in a wide variety of styles and designs, but all of them reflect the theme patriotism and are decorated in the colors of the Stars and Stripes. Available in a variety of materials, these urns can even be personalized with the deceased’s military branch of service.

Picture Urn:

Picture urn

A picture or a photo urn is a great way to display a favorite photo of the deceased. This type of urn looks very similar to a photo frame, but it comes with the secret chamber where the cremation ashes of the deceased can be stored. The photo of the deceased is displayed on the surface of the urn. The photo to be used on the urn can be either laser engraved on the urn itself or placed in the frame with a built in urn in the back. In short, a picture urn is a great way to pay tribute to a departed soul.

Pet Urn:

Pet urn

This is a particular type of urn which is used to memorialize the life of a beloved pet. Today you can find such an urn in a wide variety of styles, shapes, colors and designs. At the same time different types of materials such as wood, copper, bronze, glass and so on are used for making such urns. Most of the pet urns can be engraved or personalized to further enhance your tribute to your special pet. With such an urn, pet owners can keep the love and affection shared with a pet alive for years to come. 

Religious Urn:

Religious urn

This is a kind of urn that can help in showcasing the religious beliefs of the deceased. Such urns are available in many styles, shapes, designs and materials, but they all have one thing in common. They have something in their design that relate directly to the spiritual realm. People practicing different faiths can easily find a religious urn that will reflect their religious beliefs as well as spiritual aspect.

Theme Urn:

Theme urn

A theme urn is a perfect choice for the family members of the deceased when they wish to highlight a particular hobby, interest or sport of the deceased. There are theme urns that depict hobbies such as fishing, painting, sailing, motorcycle riding or music. At the same time you can find such urns highlighting different types of sports as well as general interests in crafts. A theme urn is a great way to capture the spirit and personality of a deceased alive for years to come.

Art Urn:

Art urn

This type of urns includes works of fine art along with a secret chamber where cremation ashes can be stored. Some art urns are usually tailor made in order to reflect the personality of the deceased precisely. Such urns are usually handmade by skilled artists in various materials such as bronze, glass or ceramics. The price of an art urn is usually very high due to their unique art work and the laborious making process. But for those who are looking for that something special and unique in honor of a deceased, nothing can be better than an art urn.

Apart from the above mentions types of urns, there are also many more types available in the market. Other types include unique urns, hardwood urns, stainless steel urns, pewter urns, copper urns, bronze urns, cloisonné urns, ceramic urns, marble urns, fossil stone urns, cold cast urns, temporary urns, angel urns, sculpture urns, individual urns, nature urns, airline traveling urns, sports urns, and decorative urns and so on.

To conclude, there are a multitude of options available in the market as far as cremation urns are concerned. So, next time when you need to buy one, think about the personality, likes and dislikes of the deceased and then choose a cremation urn that will help you to remember the deceased for years to come.

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