How do I select a cremation urn for ashes?
There are many factors that come into play when selecting a cremation urn for ashes. The important thing is not to rush into any decisions. This is one of the last acts of love you can perform for your loved one, and the urn that holds the last physical earthly elements is really a very sacred vessel. If you are having a difficult time deciding on the perfect urn, it might be wise to have other family members or even a friend join in on the decision.
When selecting an urn, most people try to find a style that reminds them of the deceased. Maybe it’s the style or maybe the person admired certain materials in their taste for art. You should also consider your budget when selecting a cremation urn for ashes. No one wants you to over-extend your financial means when making your selection. At Cremation Solutions we offer many styles of cremation urns for ashes at many different price points, so that you can get an urn that is meaningful without breaking the bank.
Why are there different sizes of cremation urns for ashes?
Cremation urns come in different sizes for several reasons. The most common size is the individual sized cremation urn for ashes. An individual cremation urn is sized to hold the ashes of one person. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) has created an industry standard of 200 cubic inches, which equals about 6.8 pints. Unless stated otherwise, all of our individually sized cremation urns are designed to hold 200 cubic inches of ashes.
Sometimes several members of a family wish to retain a portion of the ashes and the ashes are split up into several smaller sized urns or what is commonly called Sharing Urns for Ashes. Sharing urns can range in size from 50 to 100 cubic inches and come in many styles and colors. Sharing sized urns are also the size that is used for pets and infants. In a mobile society like ours families can get spread out over the years. Sharing sized cremation urns are a great solution that can satisfy the needs of many.