Funeral urns for ashes range in finishes like bronze, stainless steel, copper, pewter, brass, cloisonne and resin.
Choosing A Funeral Urn
Funeral urns are available in many styles and colors that range in shape from simple cubes and vases to bronze sculpture that can be displayed at the funeral or memorial, kept in the home or suitable for burial at the cemetery. Metal cremation urns are probably the most popular, and are valued for their strength,security, and beauty. Brass cremation urns are an affordable choice and are available in a rainbow of colors ranging from traditional silver and gold to purple, blue, pink, green, black or white. Optional engraving is available on most urns to identify and personalize your purchase, but may add an additional day to the shipment if done directly on the surface of the urn.
Many of the brass styles have matching keepsake urns available for families that want to divide or scatter the ashes later. Many metal urns can be decorated with art work and personalized with engraving, medallions, and military service medals that can be adhered to the urn surface to create a beautiful memorial. The easiest way to make a selection is to consider your loved one's favorite color or style. Birth month gem stones can be used as a color guide to help narrow your choices. On a smaller scale, cremation keepsakes in the form of jewelry or pendants are also available. To learn more about the nature of brass, explore this article on brass cremation urns.
If you plan to have the urn present at the memorial service, we can arrange shipment directly to the funeral home or crematory and rush delivery may be an option. Most of the cremation urns featured in this category are suitable for burial, however, you may want to check with the mortuary or cemetery to find out if a vault is required. Although, not required by law in many states it is common practice in most cemeteries to use a vault to prevent the grave from sinking after a burial takes place.
Since planning a funeral isn't an activity you do everyday (thank goodness!) the process can be overwhelming. So many choices and decisions to make. We can help simplify the steps and help you create a loving memorial. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.