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Which type of urn should I choose? September 20, 2017

In recent years, cremation has gained in popularity for a number of different reasons. For one, it allows loved ones to keep the departed close by, whether in an urn or in customized jewelry. Also, this affordable process allows one’s remains to be returned to the earth in meaningful locations, such as forests and old fishing spots. When choosing an urn, there are a number of differing factors to take into consideration, including cost and aesthetic preferences. Here’s a look at six types of urns to choose from.


Woods including cherry, mahogany, and oak are excellent options for an urn that is both understated and dignified.


Whether you choose bronze, copper, or brass, these types of urns are desirable because they look classy and can feature custom engravings.


Ceramic urns have a creative appearance and are an excellent choice for those who have led artistic lives.


Marble speaks to dignity. For a classy urn that is representative of affluence, this is an excellent selection.

Keepsake Urns

These allow survivors to always keep their lost love nearby. Keepsake urns can come in different forms of jewelry, including pendants and bracelets.

Biodegradable Urns

For those passionate about the health of the environment, biodegradable urns offer an earth-friendly selection.

If you’re planning for cremation, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral home. For cremation services in Marysville and Monroe, WA, the experts to contact are at Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives during your difficult time.

Funeral Alternatives Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ