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3 Helpful Tips for Buying Online | In the Light Urns

Losing a loved one is a very difficult experience and making arrangements for their final resting place is not the easiest of tasks, especially while grieving. When it comes time to select a cremation urn you may find yourself overwhelmed with the vast selection of options available. Today’s urn options go well beyond function to serve as beautiful, personalized symbols that represent your loved one’s life and legacy. Choosing the best urn for you and your loved one is a deeply personal decision, but an essential part of the memorial process. Here are a few important factors that will help you select the right type of cremation urn to memorialize your loved one. 1. Choose Your Price Point Establishing your funeral budget can help you narrow down the selection of cremation urns fairly quickly. You will find a wide array of prices, so determining your budget from the beginning can help guide your research and decision-making. Remember, with the various materials in the market today, cost doesn't necessarily equate quality or style. Many wonderful urns made of pewter, brass and natural materials such as palm are available at our discount urns page. At the same time, unlimited customized designs are available at prices often ranging into the thousands. Higher priced urns are typically crafted from precious materials such as bronze, gold or marble and include personalization options like engraving. Even if your budget is unlimited, you may find the perfect urn for significantly less. 2. Decide on a Display or Resting Place An essential factor in the selection of a cremation urn is determining where the urn will be kept after the funeral or memorial service. Choosing a memorial urn that will be displayed in your home serves a very different function than one that will be buried. If the urn will be displayed in an indoor environment, most styles are appropriate. There are even many highly decorative, beautiful cremation urns made of colorful glass, crystal or porcelain that look like handcrafted pieces of art and will complement your décor. If the intent is to bury the urn or display it somewhere outdoors, like in a garden, you will need to buy something more durable such as a metal or marble urn. Cremation urns of any kind are suitable for burial if they are housed in an urn vault, which varies in price depending on the form. If you are planning to scatter ashes or have a water burial, look into scattering bio travel urns. These types of urns are biodegradable and are designed specifically to slip into nature without a negative impact on the environment. silver-rider-gas-tank-urn-7ce 3. Consider Style & Customization Traditional cremation urns are typically made of materials such as metal, wood, stone, glass or ceramic. But, you do not have to stay within bounds of tradition if you feel that your loved one would be better memorialized with a unique or customized cremation urn. Many options are available to commemorate your loved one’s personality and style. You may want to choose a patriotic urn to honor a veteran from the armed services, a sports urn to pay tribute to an avid golf or football fan or an urn designed as a motorcycle or car for a transportation enthusiast. Cremation jewelry is very popular, and the most personal and custom-designed option. Due to the size, several pendants or lockets can be made and worn by family or friends. If you want something unique, but still a more traditional urn, consider adding a photo of the deceased or engraving a special poem into the urn. Once you've determined the style of cremation urn you need, the final factor to consider is the volume the urn must have in order to hold your loved one’s ashes. Generally, you’ll need around one cubic inch of space for every pound of body weight prior to cremation. If you’re still not sure which size to choose, lean towards the larger option. Cremation urn options are extensive, personal and continually growing. No matter what type of urn you choose to memorialize your loved one, it will create a special and lasting memorial. Funeral information and advice is also available on your iPhone or Android. See our mobile application today.

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Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:11

My mother is trying to preplan her funeral and has decided that she wants to be cremated. I had no idea that you could get cremation urns engraved and customized. I'll have to talk to mom and find out what she wants. Hopefully, we can find a funeral home that offers cremation.

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Rick Fraser
Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:32

Hi Sarah,

Planning ahead is something we encourage everyone to do, I hope that your mom finds an urn that is truly special to her.

Best Wishes,
Susan Fraser

Anonymous
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:25

I recently decided to try and plan my funeral services although I would like to be cremated to it is important that I know what kind of urn I want to be placed in. You mentioned to decide on a resting place or display so that you know how to choose a memorial urn that can go with the place it will stand. That is a great point for me to consider with the rest of the process.

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 03:01

I really like your tip about looking at different styles and customizations. My grandma has been struggling with her health for the past few months and she has told us that she wants to look into cremation. Having something that is personal to her would be a great way to remember her. We will have to see what options are available.

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Rick Fraser
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:06

Hello Anil,
The Comedy Tragedy Urn is the right size urn you are looking for. This urn is an adult size urn and can fit up to 200 cubic inches of cremains. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-757-3488 for any other questions.

Sincerely,
Susan Fraser

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Rick Fraser
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 21:14

Hello Ernest,

Yes, there are so many options to chose from when selecting a Cremation Urn. There are burial urns and urns that can be placed in a home, these are the most popular choices and more traditional route. Is that the type of urn style your family is leaning towards? There are also biodegradable urns that are eco friendly and scattering urns which both allow for easy travel to the desired destination. Choosing a cremation urn can be overwhelming because there are so many options. We have Memorial Specialists that can help guide you in your cremation urn choice. Give them a call at 1-800-757-3488 if you would like a more personal experience.

Sincerely,
Susan Fraser

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 18:49

Thank you for sharing these tips! I am in the middle of planning my estate, just to be prepared, and now I have to choose an urn. However, I have barely seen any urns, so I don't really know what I want to look for. I'll be sure to set a budget first, and then look at the urns that fall under my price range.

Anonymous
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:17

How long does it take to receive engraved urn?

Anonymous
Sat, 10/22/2016 - 15:22

My husband was cremated, the mortuary gave me his ashes in a temporary urn. The urn with his ashes weigh 6lbs. I am thinking of ordering the comedy tragedy urn. Would That Be Able To accommodate his ashes or does it have to be a larger size.. please advice.. thsnjs.. anil

Anonymous
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 17:36

Hello,

I live in southern Spain close to Malaga. For my father I found the perfect urn:

He always wanted to be spread under his favourite tree in his garten.
But my mother still cant do it.

Close by lives an artist who creates urns you can put in the garden or in a tree.

I am so happy to fulfill my fathers wish and still have him close by.

Christina

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Rick Fraser
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:29

Hi Delores,

I am so glad this article was helpful for you. If you are still searching for an urn; our shopping site, https://www.inthelighturns.com/ has a large variety of cremation urns as well as keepsakes and jewelry for cremated remains. If you have any questions on any of our products, please give us a call at 1-800-757-3488 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to assist you in finding just what you are looking for.

Sincerely,
Susan Fraser

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Rick Fraser
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:07

Hello Leviticus,

There are so many options for a loved one's cremated remains. We have a list of the Top 15 Never Heard of Options for Cremated Remains adding to the various ways in making every individual urn unique to their personal style. Lockets can be a great way to spread a loved one's cremains to those who were close. Wearing a cremation necklace or bracelet can bring a sense of peace to anyone who is grieving. There are also keepsakes of various styles if jewelry isn't something frequently worn.

Sincerely,
Susan Fraser

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 20:13

That's really cool that you can get customized cremation urns with different things to match your loved one's personality and style. I've heard of lockets you can buy that you can have the ashes put inside of as well. It'd be neat to give those to important people after the cremation service.

Anonymous
Tue, 10/11/2016 - 21:13

I hadn't thought about where the urn will be sitting after the service. The urn's surroundings can play a big role in honoring the past loved one. If the urn belongs where it rests, as opposed to looking as though it was a spot on the shelf where the urn sat, it has a more reverent home.

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Rick Fraser
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:10

Hello Jasper,

There are so many different ways to display an urn. It comes down to the type of cremation urn style selected. People get very creative with urn placement. There are unique styles of cremation urns that we offer. There a plenty of themes to choose from and custom options available.

Sincerely,
Susan Fraser

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:08

I like how you said to consider customization of cremation urns. I am helping pick out an urn for my dog that recently passed away. Thanks for the tips on buying cremation urns.

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Rick Fraser
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:43

Hello Dee, All of out orders are guaranteed to arrive in 7-10 business days. However we do prioritize any expedited orders. You may select Next Day Air Saver, 2-Day Air and 3-Day Air shipping for expedited orders. For more information see here.

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:23

I appreciate your information on choosing a cremation urn. I found it helpful when you said you need to consider where the urn will be displayed. I can see how knowing this can help influence what type of urn you would choose.

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Rick Fraser
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:59

Hello Chris,
Commemorating a loved one also helps with the healing process. Do you have a specific style in mind for your great uncle? If he had any hobbies that were special to him, we will customize any urn to fit their personality. Creating a memorable memorial service or cremation ceremony can be overwhelming. Take a look at our How To Create a Cremation Ceremony post about the steps to take to celebrate the life of someone you love.

Sincerely,
Susan Fraser

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Rick Fraser
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:07

Hello Ashley,
At inthelighturns.com there is a wide variety of music themed urns to choose from, including several different guitar style urns. Here is a link to lead you straight to our music urns page, https://www.inthelighturns.com/music-urns.html
We also offer the option to customize any of our urns to help fit your grandpas personality as best as possible. If you need help in choosing the right urn or going over all the customization options you can give our customer service department a call at (800) 757-3488, and one of our memorial specialist can help you out.

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 14:41

Susan, I can definitely see why you would want to have a set budget when planning a funeral. My great uncle has recently passed away and he has expressed his wishes to be cremated. I definitely think that we should find a funeral home that could help to create a memorable memorial service by commemorating all of his accomplishes and supplying an attractive urn.

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 16:45

Thanks for the information on cremation urns. My grandmother recently passed, and we have been trying to find the right urn for her ashes. I didn't realize that there were different urns for burial and display. We will need to decide which direction we want to go before choosing an urn.

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Rick Fraser
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:46

Hello Barbera,

I'm glad you found this post helpful. Feel free to check out the wide variety of urn options we offer at https://www.inthelighturns.com/
We even give the option for customization! If you would like to speak more about your options when it comes to a final resting place you can call 800-757-3488 and speak with one of our memorial specialists as well.

Sincerely,
Susan Fraser

Anonymous
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:16

My grandpa is dying and has decided that he wants us to use some cremation services on his body so that he can be close to us always, and not just in a grave a few miles away. I love your idea to customize the urn in some way towards something they loved. Since my grandfather absolutely loves to sing and play his guitar, I'm sure we could find a great musically themed cremation urn for him after his death.

Anonymous
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 22:34

Thanks for the tips! My grandmother just died and she's asked to be cremated. The information about finding an urn for a good price will be helpful. My grandmother wants her urn to look a certain way, so knowing where to look for discount urns is very helpful. Are there funeral directors who offer services to help people find discount urns? I'm already looking for a funeral director to conduct my mother's service, so it seems best to get an idea whether that's a service that's commonly offered at funeral homes.

Anonymous
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:46

I didn't know you could get an urn personalized and customized into many different things. I think it would be sweet to do this for my grandma. She wants to be cremated, and I would love to do something that represents her for her urn. Thanks for the idea! I will have to talk to my family.

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