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Is a Keepsake Urn Right for You?

Published: September 12, 2022
cremation services in Hallsville, TX

When deciding on where to keep your loved one’s ashes after their cremation services in Hallsville, TX there may be several family members who each have very different opinions. This is the perfect situation to consider using keepsake urns for the remains.

What is a Keepsake Urn?

A keepsake urn is an urn that is much smaller in size than normal display urns. Also referred to as “sharing urns”, these urns typically hold less than 50 cubic inches. This is because these keepsake urns are only meant to hold a small portion of your loved one’s remains.

Why Families May Choose a Keepsake Urn?

There are several reasons why families may choose to use keepsake urns. The first one is when several family members each wish to have an urn with some of the remains. Since keepsake urns hold just a small portion of remains, they can be divided up so that many people can each have one. 

Another reason families may choose a keepsake urn option is if their loved one wished to have their ashes scattered or placed in a specific place, such as a columbarium, the family can keep a small portion of the ashes close to them at home in a keepsake urn while still scattering or placing the rest of the ashes in the space their loved one wanted.  

One last reason keepsake urns are chosen if simply because of the size. Some people may want to have their loved one’s remains in their home with them but not in such an obvious larger sized urn. With a keepsake urn it is easier to find a spot for it especially if the living quarters are tight.

Keepsake Urns Styles

Just as regular display urns can be found in several different materials, colors, styles and designs, the same is true when it comes to keepsake urns.  Although these urns may be smaller in size, they can be found to be just as beautiful and decorative. Some designs even incorporate a place for a candle in the design. This can make a nice touch and add to the tribute of the vessel.

Considerations With Keepsake Urns

If you or your family is considering keepsake urns for your loved one, it is important to note that in some religions, even though cremation is permitted, there are rules when it comes to how the remains should be handled. For example, in many religious, the remains should be kept together and buried. In others, while they may not have to be buried, they should be kept together as well. If you are not sure if your loved one’s faith permitted diving of the remains, check with a religious leader in that faith to ensure you are complying with their beliefs.

Final Thoughts

While keepsake urns may not be a good fit for every family after their loved one’s cremation services in Hallsville, TX for some it may be the absolute perfect fit for their needs. With keepsake urns being available in multiple styles and designs, each member of the family should have o issue finding an urn that they love.

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