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How to Choose the Best Cremation Urn for Your Loved One

Losing a loved one is difficult. Although some people make their wishes clear before passing, choosing an urn for ashes can be an emotional process, especially if a death is sudden and you have an immediate need for cremation services. It’s important to keep in mind that you don’t have to make any decisions about choosing an urn right away. Any reputable establishment that offers cremation services in Florida will provide you with a basic urn for your loved one’s cremains so you can carefully consider your options for something permanent and make a choice when you’re ready. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a cremation urn that can help you make the right decision for your loved one and your family.

What Would Your Loved One Want?

Considering what your loved one would want can help you feel closer to them and give you peace of mind. Think about the things they valued and the type of lifestyle they lived. Were they someone who loved being out in nature? If so, choosing a wooden cremation urn gives them an earthy, natural place to rest. If they were into conservation, you might want to choose an eco-friendly, biodegradable urn. If they were a member of the armed forces, places that offer cremation services for veterans have urns for sale that respectfully honor their service and their memory.

How Will The Urn Be Used?

If your loved one wanted you to spread their ashes in a special place, a scattering urn is probably the best option. If you need to travel with the ashes, it’s best to get an airline-safe cremation urn for transport. Some people like to keep their loved ones close to them, on a shelf or mantle in their home. In this case, it’s good to choose an urn that matches your style and fits comfortably in your home. There are so many options to choose from—if you’d rather place the urn on the floor, a larger one might be best.

Types of Materials & Styles

There are many different choices when it comes to materials, including marble, ceramic, wood, brass, and garden memorial urns for ashes. So many selections can seem overwhelming, but if you take your loved one’s personality into consideration and think about the things they cared about it may make your decision much easier.

Urns as Art

From the simple to the ornate, urns can also be pieces of artwork. If you or your loved one was an art lover, choosing a design that speaks to you can add an extra dimension of uniqueness to a cremation urn and remind you of happy memories you shared. Although they’re not as large as traditional urns, you can also purchase cremation jewelry, which allows you to keep your loved one close when you wear it. Some pendants are like tiny urns, where you can put a bit of your loved one’s cremains inside. Others are custom-made glass that incorporates a small amount of cremains into a beautiful, colorful piece of jewelry. Cremation jewelry can be a great option for large families who want to share their loved one’s remains by giving each person a small amount.

Capture Your Loved One’s Spirit

Regardless of age, social status, or other factors, each human is unique. You can honor a veteran by choosing an urn with a flag or eagle on it. If you’ve lost a child, you may prefer a cremation urn that has an angel, hearts, or teddy bear. What’s important is how you remember your loved one and to make sure you’re also happy with the design of the cremation urn you choose. Taking the time to consider all of these factors can help you make a choice that gives you peace and comfort for years to come.

Contact Florida Family Cremations to Learn More About Cremation Urns

At Florida Family Cremations we provide compassionate, professional cremation services in Clearwater, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, and Manatee Counties. Whether you need assistance with choosing the perfect urn for a loved one or you’re interested in pre-planning cremation, our dedicated team can help. Call Florida Family Cremations at 727-223-5911 for a free, no-obligation consultation.