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8 Types of Urns to Consider January 16, 2021

At about 76%, Washington has the second-highest cremation rate in the county. There are many reasons why in this state cremation has become more common than burial, including affordability and environmental concerns. These days, there is a wide assortment of urn styles to choose from, with designs being available for seemingly every type of personality. While some styles are very traditional, others provide a more unique approach. You can even keep your loved one close at all times by choosing a wearable keepsake urn. Here’s a look at eight different types of urns.


Hardwood urns have an appearance that is both vintage and elegant. Popular options include cherry, mahogany, walnut, and oak.


For a life that was lived with refinement, marble is an appropriate material. Marble is associated with some of the world’s most revered structures, from the Taj Mahal to the Lincoln Monument. It’s a fitting material for a legacy that will withstand the test of time.

Companion Urns

Companion urns are larger in size because they are meant to hold the remains of more than one person. There is a certain romance in a long-time couple being able to spend forever together in the same location.

Eco-Friendly Urns

Biodegradable urns are made from fully organic materials and are excellent for earth-friendly burial, or even a burial at sea.

Veterans Urn

Military-themed urns are a great option for those who were proud of the sacrifice they made for their country.

Photo Urn

Picture urns attractively integrate a favorite photograph into the urn’s design scheme.

Wearable Keepsake Urns

These urns are worn as jewelry that keeps your loved one with you no matter where you go.


For those who were passionate about pottery or other artistic endeavors, a ceramic urn is a fitting choice.

A reputable funeral director can help you figure out which type of urn is best for your desires and budget. For a funeral director in Everett, Lynwood, Edmonds, Marysville, Tulalip, Arlington, Granite Falls, Stanwood, and Lake Stevens, 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 planning a memorable service.