Types of Cremation Urns

When cremation is the choice for final arrangements, an urn is needed to hold the ashes. Even if the family plans to scatter the ashes, an urn will hold the ashes until the scattering takes place. To keep the ashes at home, urns are available through the cremating organization or you can improvise with any container large enough to hold a five-pound bag of sugar.

Urns are available in marble, wood or metals such as bronze or steel. They can be personalized with engravings, military medallions, and emblems. Tiny containers, designed to be worn as jewelry, are also available to hold only a small portion of ashes.

Varieties of urns include:

Metal Urns


Bronze Urn

Metals such as copper, bronze, and stainless steel are commonly used to make urns.

 
Stone Urns


Marble Urn

Urns are made in marble and granite.

 
Ceramic Urns


Ceramic Urn

Ceramics urns are a colorful option.

 
Hardwood Urns


Cherry Urn

Urns are made of solid wood, such as mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, and oak.

 
Sculpted Artwork Urns


Dolphin Urn

Some urns are reproduced from sculpted artwork.

 
Mini Urns


Keepsake Urn

Mini urns are small containers that allow family members to have a small amount of cremated remains as a keepsake. Some come in the form of necklaces.


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Stationery for Funerals

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