Choosing the Right Urn
Where do you plan to keep the urn?
For some the urn will be a temporary memorial until arrangements can be made for disposition of the cremains. You may choose one that is lighter or smaller, especially if you must travel a long distance, for instance from White Plains, NY to Los Angeles, CA or from Cleveland, OH to Memphis, TN. In that case, wood urns or bronze urns may be a better choice than marble urns. You may plan to use a funeral urn primarily for the cremation service or the funeral. Several types could be used as funeral urns.
If you plan to display the memorial at home or in a glass front niche, your choice of material becomes more important. You would like to choose a material that best represents your loved one and fits the surrounding of the memorial. You may narrow your selection by considering where you will display the urn. In other words if the furniture and décor is primarily wood then you may consider a wood urn. Especially if your loved one enjoyed a specific type of wood or wood furniture you may find that it gives you a since of warmth. Very nice funeral urns are available in hardwoods such as Cherry, Oak, and Maple.
You may find the strength represented by marble is a better tribute to your loved one, especially if they enjoyed stone work. A marble memorial may fit very well on a stone mantle. You may have special memories of a rocky Massachusetts coast line, up state New York or the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, which make a natural stone the right choice for your memorial. It may be that a Grecian urn is your best choice because of its classic style. Natural materials such as stone or wood have a distinctive pattern which makes your cremation urn one of a kind.
Bronze is one of the most durable materials available. You may take comfort in the strength of a bronze or in the strength of the memory it represents. If you plan to inter your loved one in a cemetery bronze may be the best choice for burial urns. You will want to be sure to have your funeral director check the requirements for the size. On the other hand a delicate cloisonné vase may be the best funeral urn to remember your loved one.
Once you have an idea about the type of cremation urn or funeral urn that would be best, you may want to consider personalizing the urn. Personalization is possible on most wood, bronze or marble funeral urns. Usually adding a name or date can be done at a very reasonable cost. While most can be delivered in 5-6 days, keep in mind that any personalization will add to the delivery time of the memorial. top
The cremation cost should include cremation services such as transfer of the body from the place of death, preparation of the body, cremation container, preparation of the death certificate and permits, care of the body until cremation, and cremation. The entire cost of the cremation process can run from $500.00 to $700.00 depending upon your area. So while cremation cost in Maryland or Virginia may be more than cremation cost in Illinois or Ohio, they will still only be a few hundred dollars. During the process you will be asked to make decisions which could raise the cost. You may be asked if you would like a more formal container which might cost $2,000.00 or more. You may be asked if you would like to have the body on display which may cost $2,000.00 more. You may be asked if you would like an urn which may cost $1,000.00 more. By utilizing a direct cremation and shopping for discount urns at a site such as this you should be able to have a very nice memorial with the cremation for less than $1,000.00. top
We hope that by giving you information and offering high quality deeply discounted urns we can help ease the burden of an already stressful time.
I am so sorry for the delay in writing to you but time has just gone so fast these last few weeks! I just want to say a huge thank you for all your help in purchasing the clock urn and for helping me to make such a wonderful choice. it is beautiful! Words can't express how happy and pleased I am both to have such a lovely piece of 'furniture' and to have, at long last laid my husband to rest properly where he belongs. You were so kind and for that I can’t thank you enough. I know it is your job but not everyone takes responsibility for their work in such a caring way as you. Thank you Tara.