What Are Cremation Urns?
Cremation urns are receptacles intended to
hold the cremated remains, or cremains of the recently deceased. They can be
ornate and decorative, intended for public or private display, or they can be
more utilitarian. In every case, they’re intended to be a loved one’s final
Urns come in a number of sizes. The size you
need depends on the size of the body that was cremated. Cremation urns for
human ashes adult sizes are available, as well as smaller urns for children.
There are also double urns — also called companion urns, that are intended to
contain the remains of two individuals.
If you plan to scatter the deceased’s remains,
then no urn is required. Cremains can be provided in a heavy plastic bag inside
a sturdy box, or in a scatter tube, for transport to the deceased’s final
Before selecting a cremation urn, it’s always wise to
speak with a funeral professional. They can discuss your options and help you
pick the right urn for your purposes and your budget.
Types of Cremation Urns
There are cremation urns for human ashes intended for a number of purposes, and within each category, the styles, materials used, and cost can vary widely. Below are the most common types of cremation urns used.