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7 Popular Urn Options

With cremation becoming more common than burial, there is an increasing assortment of urns available. There are many different styles and colors, from traditional urns with neutral tones to bright jewelry that will allow you to carry your loved one with you wherever you go. When trying to decide which type of urn will be best for a departed loved one, it can be quite helpful to consult a reputable funeral director who will work within your budget. Here’s a look at seven different urn styles.

Marble

Marble urns have a particularly opulent look, and are appropriate for those who lived with elegance.

Hardwood

There are many beautiful hardwood options available, including mahogany, oak, cherry, maple, and walnut.

Military-Themed Urn

For veterans who served their country, there are urns that are specifically designed to commemorate their sacrifice

Biodegradable Urns

A biodegradable urn can return one’s remains to the earth in a way that is fully organic. For those who loved and protected the natural world, this is a fitting choice.

Keepsake Urns

Wearable urns that are fashioned into beautiful jewelry allow your loved one to be kept close at all times.

Ceramic

For those who were dedicated to artistic pursuits, a ceramic urn is an appropriate selection.

Picture Urn

This urn will frame a favorite picture of your departed loved one, while also providing a compartment for storing ashes.

If you’re trying to decide which type of urn will be best for your situation, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral director. For a funeral director in Everett, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Monroe, Tulalip, and Marysville, WA, the trusted name is Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Funeral Alternatives also provides funeral home services in Seattle and King County. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives to ask any questions that you have about arranging a service.