An Overview of the Different Types of Urns

March 13, 2019 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Cremation is getting more and more popular every single year, and as a result, the demand for cremation urns has also significantly increased. There are many different options available today with regard to the types of urns you can purchase—they come in all different shapes, sizes, materials, colors and design themes. The more the demand for urns increases, the more the variety of urns continues to grow.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of urns you’re likely to become familiar with when you work with a cremation service in Chicago, IL:

  • Keepsake urn: This urn typically comes in smaller sizes, for people who wish to keep a smaller amount of cremation ashes after scattering the rest, or for people who wish to distribute the deceased’s ashes among several family members and close friends who may not live close to each other. These urns are available in many different types of styles, shapes and materials.
  • Biodegradable urn: This type of urn is made from environmentally friendly, biodegradable products and non-toxic materials. It is one of the most popular types of urns you’ll find on the market today, because it can be used for burial or ash scattering. Some of the most common types of materials that get recycled for use in these urns include newspaper, cornstarch, mulberry bark, blocks of salt, paper clay, earthenware clay, unglazed ceramic and organic compost. These urns can be buried or sunk underwater without any fear of environmental harm.
  • Companion urns: This type of urn is designed to house the cremation ashes of two different individuals. They are essentially two urns built into the same base. The idea here is similar to companion burial plots located right next to each other—they allow the ashes of two individuals who spent their lives together to remain together even in death.
  • Veteran urns: There are special types of designs and styles of urns geared toward military veterans to pay tribute to their service. While the designs can vary widely, the primary theme is patriotism and, in many cases, images of stars and stripes or military service, as well as the specific branch of service in which the deceased served.
  • Pet urns: Cremation is extremely common in handling deceased pets, and many pet owners wish to hold on to the ashes of their pets by keeping them in urns. Pet urns can come in a variety of styles and designs, and can be engraved or otherwise personalized to serve as a tribute to your beloved pet.
  • Infant urn: This type of urn is smaller and decorated to memorialize an infant or child who has passed. It is available in many shapes, sizes, styles and colors, and can be customized in accordance with the wishes of the grieving parents.

For more information about your urn options when working with a provider of cremation service in Chicago, IL, we encourage you to contact the compassionate team at Marik-Baken Funeral Services Ltd. today with any questions.

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