Selecting a Cremation Urn

cremation urn tacoma - mountain view funeral home If your loved one requested cremation services in his or her final wishes, your family will need to select a cremation urn. Before considering the style of urn your loved one may have wanted, it’s advisable to consult the funeral home. The funeral director can let you know what size to select, which will depend on whether you plan to scatter some of the ashes. Bear in mind that if you do choose a smaller urn, you may need a larger temporary urn until after the scattering ceremony. Additionally, if your family intends to inter the ashes at a columbarium at the cemetery, you will need to determine if there are any regulations regarding the size and type of cremation urns allowed.

Next, consider the type of material the urn should be made of. If your loved one specified that he or she wished to have a green cremation, choose an urn made from sustainable materials. Some common materials used to make cremation urns include bronze, porcelain, marble, ceramic, granite, and wood. Next, select a style that best suits the decedent. Some urns are designed for veterans, outdoor lovers, or infants, for example.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory can help you design cremation services near Tacoma that reflect the true spirit of your lost loved one. Contact us at (253) 584-0252 or visit our peaceful memorial park .

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