When deciding on cremation services in North Battleford, SK, you will have many things to consider. However, one of the most important choices you will make is choosing the urn your loved one’s ashes will be contained in. You will want something that represents them as well as something you will treasure forever. With so many variations, it can be a tough decision. Here are four things to consider so that you choose the perfect urn that you are happy with for years to come.
Size of the Urn
You may not be aware, but urns come in different sizes. A general rule of thumb to determine what size you need is that for every pound of weight prior to cremation you will need one cubic inch of ashes. The typical sizes are:
- Adult which will accommodate someone who was 200-220 pounds or smaller
- Medium urns can be used when you are wanting to divide the ashes among several people.
- Keepsake urns are smaller and normally used for a small amount of remembrance ashes
- Extra Large urns can be available for individuals who were extremely tall or had a larger frame
If you are not sure what size is the best option, don’t worry as your funeral director can help you choose.
Material of the Urn
Just as there are many sizes of urns, the materials they are made from can be just as varied. Urns can be created from sources such as marble, wood, and brass. They can also be made from glass, crystal, ceramic and porcelain. What type of material you choose depends on where you would like to keep it, and how durable you need it to be. For example, while glass and crystals urns may be beautiful, they are very delicate so it’s best not to keep in a place they could get broken. On the other hand, an urn made from wood is very durable and would be a great choice for an indoor, busier setting.
Make it Personal
Once you have decided on the size and material of the urn, you will want to choose how personal to make it. There are many options today such as engraving something special directly on the urn to engraving on an ornament or pendant to add to the urn. You can also find special urns that play to a certain theme or hobby such as gardening, motorsports, or fishing.
Stay on Budget
Another consideration- perhaps the most important- is to stay on budget. It is easy to get carried away during this time and perhaps spend more than you should. Before you begin looking at options of urns, set a budget and then stick to that budget. Make sure to share your spending limit to those that are helping you with your options so that they only offer choices that align with your budget guidelines.
Deciding on the perfect urn for your loved one is part of the process when getting cremation services in North Battleford, SK. Martens Warman Funeral Home, LTD. is here to help with this and all the other things you will need to take care of. Their professional and caring staff is ready to talk with you one-on-one and answer any questions you may have.