Finding the perfect cremation urn after a loved one’s military cremation at a funeral home in Watsontown, PA can be overwhelming. From trying to make sure you honor the deceased and their military service in the best way possible and taking care to stay in budget, not to manage to deal with grief, it can be hard to find the right military cremation urn. The following tips can go a long way to help you find the right cremation urn for your lost military service member:
Think About Urn Use
There are different kinds of urns for different uses. For example, if you’re going to scatter the ashes, you can get a scattering urn. Or if you are going to cast the ashes from an airplane, you need a special airline safe urn. If the urn is going to be displayed outside, you need to be sure you get an outdoor safe urn.
Put the Deceased First
Not everyone will have a specific plan laid out for after their death but be sure to do exactly what your lost loved one laid out if he or she did so. If there is no plan in place, use your best judgement as to what he or she would have wanted. Was the deceased a big gardener, or a fan of protecting the environment? If so, you might want to consider an eco-friendly or garden urn. Was your lost loved one a big golfer? Look into golf-themed urns for a fun twist.
Don’t Forget About Material
There are tons of different urn materials including wood, metal, crystal, natural stone, and even glass. You can narrow down your options by considering what material your loved one would value the most, and what material works with what you want the urn to do. For example, an outdoor or buried urn needs to be a different material than an indoor display urn.
Size is Vital
Urn size varies, and you should consider size when shopping for an urn. If you’re going to display the urn, it should be able to fit in the place in which you want to display it. For example, if you want to place the urn on your fireplace mantle you need to be sure the base of the urn is the right size to fit on the mantle space. Larger urns are better when placed low to the ground, or even on the ground. Be aware of the space and the urn size when shopping.
Consider Urn Art
Urns can be made as beautiful as any piece or art, and they can range in style from painted and colored to specially molded and shaped. Art urns are also ideal for display, as they lend a unique and personalized air to the memorial.
Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care is here to help if you would like more assistance looking for or buying an urn for after your loved one’s military Watsontown, PA funeral homes. We offer a range of services designed to help you during your time of loss. Please give us a call today to learn more.
What size cremation urn do I need?
The general rule in choosing a cremation urn is, that for every pound of a person’s weight, you’ll need a cubic inch of space. Regardless of the person’s size, most ashes fit in a 200 cubic inch urn.
Are ashes loose in an urn?
No. The remains or the ashes are placed inside a plastic bag before putting inside the urn.
Is it disrespectful to open an urn?
Yes, it is disrespectful. Unless you are allowed to do so, you can’t open an urn.