In most cases, people have a lot of freedom with the type of urn that they can choose to store cremation ashes. Choosing the right one will depend upon taste and use more than anything. Some materials that are used to create urns include glass, wood, and even paper products. If you plan to store and display this kind of container permanently, you might even choose to create a custom urn that will help memorialize your loved one.
Creating a Custom Urn
Custom urns are an excellent way to memorialize a departed loved one or even to purchase for yourself when preplanning your own services.
At Boston Cremation, we can help you find or order an urn to your specifications. These are some things you may want to consider.
Personalization: You will probably want to include the person’s name and perhaps a birthday and the date of their death. If future generations come into possession of the urn, this information will clearly communicate who the container is for.
Significant Details: You might consider the departed person’s military service, career, honors, or even hobbies. There are many urns available with emblems or designs that honor these parts of a person’s life.
Colors: Urns are available in a wide variety of colors and color combinations. One way to customize an urn to a departed loved one is to select an urn in colors that they would have enjoyed. You may be able to find an urn in their favorite color or that has accents of their favorite colors.
Materials: The choice of materials to make the urn out of might come down to the way the urn will get stored, where it will be stored, and personal preferences. For instance, if you plan to bury the urn or store the urn in a mausoleum, you may have restrictions on what material the urn can be made from. You might choose different materials if you will store the urn inside or outside.
If you intend to preplan a cremation for a loved one, you can get their input for the design of their custom urn. Otherwise, you may base some decisions upon the durability that you need. Fine details and delicate materials may not survive long outside. You could also choose to divide the cremation ashes into more than one smaller urn, so each survivor can have one container to keep. One of the many advantages of cremation is that you have almost unlimited choices about the kind of urn you want and the final disposition of ashes. For custom urns and simple yet personalized cremation services, contact Boston Cremation today by calling 781.322.0909.