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Tips for Buying an Urn for a Loved One’s Remains 

Published: August 8, 2022
by ARN Funeral & Cremation Services

Tips for Buying an Urn for a Loved One’s Remains 

When you and your family first start shopping for an urn for a loved one’s cremated remains, you might think that doing it will be easy. But it can actually be more challenging than you might expect, especially if you do it while you’re simultaneously planning cremation services in Carmel, IN for your loved one. Today, we’re going to provide you with some tips that will make shopping for an urn for your loved one somewhat easier. Take a look at these tips below and put them to good use. 

Create a budget for buying a loved one’s urn in advance. 

Before you begin shopping for a loved one’s urn, you should put a budget for it into place. This budget should represent just a fraction of what you’re setting aside to pay for your loved one’s Carmel, IN cremation services. Most urns aren’t going to break the bank. But if you operate without a budget, it’s going to be very easy for you to spend more than you planned to on an urn. By establishing a budget for buying an urn from the start, you’ll be able to narrow down your options and find something that you can afford. 

Educate yourself on the different types of urns. 

After you’ve set up a budget for buying an urn, you should take some time to learn about all the different kinds of urns that are out there today. There are basic metal urns that might be just fine for your loved one (and your budget!). There are also more decorative stone and wood urns. There are even biodegradable urns for those families who are concerned about being as eco-friendly as possible. You should strive to pick out the right type of urn for your loved one from the beginning.  

Consider how much customization you’ll want to do to a loved one’s urn. 

Is your family going to want to customize a loved one’s urn? There will be certain types of urns that will be easier to customize than others. For example, wooden urns are very easy to customize if you want to add a bunch of decorative touches to them. Metal urns will also be great for those who would like to engrave a loved one’s urn. Technically, you can find ways to customize almost any urn that you want. But you may have to pay a pretty penny to customize some kinds of urns like stone urns. 

Think about what it is that you’re going to do with a loved one’s urn. 

Are you going to display your loved one’s urn in your home? Bury your loved one’s urn in a cemetery? Store a loved one’s urn in a cremation niche? You should figure out what your family plans on doing with a loved one’s urn so that you can choose one accordingly. You might not have to worry too much about which urn you pick out if you plan on burying it anyway. But if your goal is to display an urn in your home, you’ll have to put some real thought into which urn will look best in your house.

Our funeral home understands how tough it can be for some families to choose the right urns for their loved one’s Carmel, IN cremations. It’s why we set out to make life a little easier on them by offering a wide array of urns. Contact us now to shop for an urn through our funeral home.


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