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Urn-Buying Tips

Published: December 26, 2022
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
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When you decide that cremation services in Tacoma, WA are what you want for a loved one who has passed on, that’s an honorable way to go. All you have to do is line up a cremation package and that can give your loved one everything they need, including a simple container for their remains. Once you get that package, you can add anything you want to it, like an urn. If you want an urn, here are some tips that can help you to get the right option for your loved one.

Have A Budget In Place

It’s a good idea to  have a budget in place for your loved one’s cremation service as a whole, and if you want to get an urn for them, you might want to break a portion of that budget off so you know how much you have available for the urn part of the service. Once you know how much you can spend, you can move forward with the options that will work for you.

Know Capacity Needs

It’s important to know what you need for the capacity in order to get the right urn. The capacity is the interior space that is available. The cremation providers can let you know how large of a space you need for your loved one based on their height or weight. You can get an urn that is larger, if you find one you like, but you won’t want anything smaller.

Determine Uses/Functions

You should think about how you want the urn to function. Urns are containers, in their simplest forms, but they serve other purposes as well. If you are keeping the urn in your home, for example, you want a lid that is secure and a container that is long-lasting. You also want something that looks nice. If you plan to bury the urn, you might want something biodegradable or perhaps you don’t care about the appearance as much, but you want something sturdy. There are many different things you can consider as uses.

Consider Material Options

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There are also a variety of material options you will want to look over and consider. You can get wood, metal, ceramic, or any number of other materials. Think about how you need the urn to look and hold up and also what your loved one would appreciate appearance-wise. 

Look Into Customization

You can customize most urns and it’s nice to think about those options, whether you take the providers up on those or not. You could place their name on the urn, or perhaps a picture. You can even have your loved one’s sign the urn with their love before the final resting place is put into place.

When you are trying to get cremation services in Tacoma, WA for a loved one, it might be important to you to get an urn for their remains. You can get the cremation package into place first, then think about things you might want to add to that package, like an urn.

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