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A Brief Overview of the Different Types of Urns January 14, 2022

In recent years, cremation has become much more common. Compared to burial, there are several reasons to instead choose cremation. For one, cremation gives the opportunity for the remains to be shared by family members who live far apart. Also, cremation usually costs around 50% less than burial. And cremation allows the family to take more time to plan a funeral service, which has been particularly important during the pandemic. At Funeral Alternatives, our local funeral directors can help you with selecting just the right urn for your situation. Here’s a look at some of the common urn options.


Marble urns are popular for those who lived opulent lives. Ancient structures, such as the Parthenon, were built of marble, demonstrating how this material withstands the test of time.


Popular types of hardwood urns include oak, walnut, cherry, and mahogany. Hardwood urns have a look that is rustic and graceful.

Veterans Urn

For those who served their country, there are military-themed urns. Such urns may feature the relevant insignia, as well as a short inscription.


Ceramic urns are befitting of those who were committed to the arts. They are available in a variety of beautiful colors and contoured designs.

Biodegradable Urns

For those who were environmentally-conscious and loved the planet, eco-friendly biodegradable urns are a great choice. And for those interested in a sea burial, this is an option worth looking into.

Wearable Keepsake Urns

Keepsake urns can be turned into necklaces, allowing you to keep your loved one close to your heart at all times. These little urns allow remains to be shared among family members.

Funeral Directors in Snohomish County

When you need assistance with selecting an urn or planning a service, contact Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Our reputable funeral directors provide funeral planning in Everett, Mukilteo, Lynwood, Bothell, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Sultan, Stanwood, Granite Falls, Arlington, Tulalip, and Marysville, WA. We also provide funeral services in Seattle, Bellevue, and King County. Feel free to give us a call today to ask us any questions about planning a memorable service.