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What kinds of urns are available? July 8, 2019

With cremation becoming an increasingly popular option, there is greater variety in the types of urns on the market. Styes range greatly, with some offering a more traditional appearance and others actually being used as jewelry. If you’re unsure which kind will be an ideal fit for your situation, you might choose to consult a funeral director who can help you with selecting a desirable style within your price range. Here’s a look at seven different kinds of urns to choose from.

Veteran Urn

For those who served, there are urns available that are thematically crafted to honor military members.


Cherry, mahogany, and maple are a few of the desirable hardwood options.

Picture Urn

This type takes on the appearance and function of a standard picture frame, but has a hidden chamber to store ashes.


A ceramic urns is a great way to commemorate someone who spent their life pursuing artistic ambitions.


Marble offers a stately elegance that is fitting for someone who lived life with great class.

Biodegradable Urns

For environmental stewards, biodegradable urns allow a return to the earth that is organic and pollution-free.

Keepsake Urns

As wearable jewelry pieces, keepsake urns create an opportunity to always keep the dearly departed close to the heart.

If you’re planning for a cremation, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral home. For funeral services in Marysville, Everett, Lynwood, Mountlake Terrace, Monroe, Sultan, Granite Falls, Tulalip, and Arlington, 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. Fee free to contact Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County to ask any questions that you might have about planning a service.