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Deciding on an Urn

Published: February 27, 2023
by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory

If you have decided to have a loved one cremated, one of the decisions you will likely have to make is choosing an urn. There are lots of different urn types that you want to consider and so it can be important to know how to narrow options down so you can choose the best one. Here are some tips that providers of cremation services in Petaluma, CA want you to remember.

It is important to have a budget in mind. This is one of the simplest ways of narrowing urn options down. Take the time to look at what the average rates are for urns. There are many factors that can affect the cost of an urn, including size, the materials it is made of, and much more. By having an idea of what you can expect, cost-wise, you can have an easier time making this choice.

Another thing that you have to know is the use you intend for the urn. If you need an urn that is made for transportation, it is going to be different from the one that you choose for display. That means that you want to have a good idea of what you intend to do with the remains before you start considering urns.

You also want to think about the size of the urn that you need to purchase. People have the idea that all urns are the same size, but that is not the case. If your loved one weighed more than two hundred pounds, they will need an urn that is larger than the standard size. You will want to think about this before making a purchase. You can also choose a companion urn, which can fit the remains of two people, or an urn meant for an infant or a child. If you are not sure about which option to get, you can ask the provider of services for suggestions.

Do think about the materials the urn is made of. You need to remember that different materials are more appropriate for some urns than others. For example, if you need to transport the remains, an urn that is made of stronger materials is the better choice. If you want to give your loved one a water burial, you will want to choose an urn made of biodegradable materials, so do not forget that.

All of these kinds of decisions will help you choose the type of urn that you want for your loved one. You want to think of the budget you have available and the kind of materials you prefer for the urn, as well as the size of the urn you need. If you want to know more about all of this, you can reach out to a Petaluma, CA cremation service provider like us. We are ready to help you with all of the arrangements that you need after the death of a loved one so do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can give us a call right now or you can stop by one of our locations today to speak with one of our experts about this and more.

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