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Five Things You Want to Consider When Selecting an Urn

Published: June 13, 2022

When making arrangements for your loved one’s cremation services in Hallsville, TX, you will be faced with many decisions. One of these important choices is what type of urn to choose for your loved one’s remains. Since this is not an item you have probably purchased before, and with so many options available, you may have no idea how to choose the right one. Don’t worry. We have put together a list of things to consider so that you can feel confident you are selecting the right urn.

1. Set a Budget

The first thing to consider is your budget. While you want to purchase the best urn available for your loved one, you also don’t want to be filled with feelings of regret later. Setting a budget ensures you purchase an urn within a range you feel comfortable with.

2. Consider the Size

You may not be aware, but urns actually come in different sizes. The industry standard states that one cubic inch of the capacity of the urn is required for one pound of body weight. So for example, a person weighing approximately 160 pounds would need an urn of at least 160 cubic inches.

3. Choose the Right Material

Urns today come in many different materials. The most common are metal, glass, ceramic, and wood. Each material has its advantage and disadvantages. For example, while glass urns can be found in a wide variety of colors and designs, they are delicate and need to be placed in an area where they won’t get knocked over or broken. On the flip side, wood urns are extremely durable but should be kept out of direct sunlight due to the fact they can cause them to warp over time.

4. Design and Style

When purchasing your urn, think of the décor of the space it is going to be in. While it doesn’t have to match the room exactly, it is nice if the urn complements the room’s style so that it doesn’t look completely out of place or odd. If you have a boho feel to the room, for example, you could consider a wood urn such as bamboo as this would go with the natural organic boho style. If you like more of a modern look, you might opt for a stainless-steel urn.

5. Customizing the Urn

The last thing to consider when selecting your urn is if you would like to add any custom features to it. Many urns are beautiful as is but adding a little personal touch can sometimes truly enhance the urn’s design. One of the most popular ways that families may choose to customize an urn is to have something engraved on the surface. This could be the loved one’s name, a poem, prayer, or other special phrases.

Selecting the perfect urn after your loved one’s cremation services in Hallsville, TX, can be a daunting task, but if you keep these things in mind while shopping, you will be sure to end up with the perfect urn.

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