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What types of caskets & urns are available to choose from?

While cremation has become an increasingly popular choice, burial—and the longstanding traditions that go along with it—is still preferred by a large segment of the population. No matter your own preference, there are going to be a variety of options for the vessel in which one’s remains are put to rest. When making a selection, considerations include finding an urn or casket that is befitting of the personality of the departed, as well as the realistic decisions we have to make in terms of budgeting, which is something that your funeral director can help you figure out. Here’s a look at six types of urns and caskets to consider.

Bronze & Copper Caskets
These caskets often have a regal appearance, and their ability to provide long-term protection is symbolic of the lasting legacy of the deceased.

Hardwood Casket
Hardwood caskets have a natural, classical grace about them. Depending on the type of wood that you choose, the costs can vary significantly, so it could be worth it to first consult your funeral director before making a final decision.

Green Caskets
A fully biodegradable casket could be a great option for those who consider themselves to be stewards of the earth.

Keepsake Urns
When worn as jewelry, these urns offer survivors the opportunity keep their loved one literally close to their heart.

Marble Urns
These urns offer a dignified appearance and could be a good fit atop a mantel as a tributary focal point.

Hardwood Urns
With their touch of natural elegance, cherry and mahogany urns offer an old-time aesthetic.

If you’re trying to decide which type of urn or casket to choose, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral director. For a funeral home in Everett, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Shoreline, Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Mill Creek, Monroe, and Marysville, WA, the trusted name is Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County  at 1-888-381-6993. Feel free to give Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County a call for assistance during your difficult time.