Cremation Urns: The Many Options Available

For lots of people these days, the option they choose is cremation for a loved one. Cremation can cost less and can have less of an impact on the environment than traditional burials, making it the conscientious choice for many. One worry that people have, however, is whether they will be limited in choice when it comes to urns. Thankfully, these days, there are lots of options to choose from, allowing everyone to find the perfect urn for their loved one.

Display Urns

Not everyone wants to scatter or bury a loved one’s ashes. Some people want to have an urn to display as a way of always having the loved one close to them. If this is the case, then choosing an ornamental urn is a great option. These urns are made to be displayed and are created out of sturdy, but beautiful materials. Some can be more fragile, made of porcelain or ceramic, as well. Depending on the location where it will be placed and the budget, one material may be better than another.

Companion Urn

These urns make it possible for loved ones to be together through eternity. These urns are connected at the base, with two sides on which the couple’s ashes can be individually stored but still be together. For people who want to ensure that they are buried or stored next to a loved one, these are the urns to choose. Bethlehem, NY, cremation services are well known for making these available. There are different options of materials, including metal and wood.

Biodegradable Urn

For people who want to put as little strain on the environment as possible, there are biodegradable urns. These make it possible for a loved one to receive a water burial without worrying about leaving debris behind or to even be buried on land without a problem. These urns are made of materials like hemp, cornstarch, paper clay, unglazed ceramic, and even salt. It is a great option for people who are concerned about the environment and want as “green” a burial as possible.

Picture Urn

This option is growing in popularity, because it allows loved ones to display a photo of a loved one in a beautiful frame that has a secret compartment where the ashes are stored. It is a discreet way to display the ashes while still honoring a loved one. The frames can be made of wood, metal, and many other options depending on personal taste.

These are some of the most popular options available when it comes to storing a loved one’s ashes. There are lots of other choices, so be sure to ask the cremation provider what they offer. Budget will have an impact on the selection, as will the choice of whether to bury, scatter, or display the ashes. When considering urns to purchase, turn to McVeigh Funeral Home, located at 208 North Allen St, Albany, NY 12206. Contact them at (518) 489-0188 right now to start looking through the options.