Tips for Buying a Cremation Urn

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Viewed as an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional burial, cremation has become increasingly common in the United States over the past several years. If you are making advance arrangements for your funeral or planning the funeral of a loved one who has recently passed away, this guide can help you through the process of selecting and purchasing a cremation urn.

Identify a Resting Place
Cremation urns come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Since the dimensions and other characteristics of the urn you choose may be limited by where your loved one’s remains will be interred, take time to identify a resting place before selecting a cremation urn.

Research Urn Options
There is an abundance of options when it comes to choosing a cremation urn. Do some independent research to determine which type of urn is best suited to honor or preserve your loved one’s cremated remains.

Consult Funeral Home Representative
Discussing cremation urns with your funeral service provider can be helpful. He or she will be able to provide you with an overview of cremation urn types, as well as guide you through the process of planning a cremation memorial service . Your funeral director may even have an inventory of cremation urns or know where you can find high-quality urns at affordable prices.

Personalize Cremation Urn
If none of the cremation urns you find when shopping catch your attention as being appropriate for the storage of your loved one’s ashes, you can have an urn custom built. You may also choose to make or contribute to the urn yourself.

At Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, we can help you with every stage of the cremation and memorialization process. To speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable funeral service professional about our cremation ceremonies, keepsake urns, and memorial jewelry, please call (510) 654-0123.