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Purchasing an Urn for a Loved One

If a loved one has opted for cremation once they have passed, but have not chosen the kind of urn they want for their ashes, it can fall on the family to decide. Because of the many different options available when it comes to urns, it can take some time to make the decision. If you are trying to make the right purchase and you are not sure how to begin, we have some suggestions that can help speed up the process.

Consider Your Budget

When choosing an urn for a loved one, it is very important to have a budget in mind. There are options in many price levels, allowing many families to find something they can afford. For people who want to keep the ashes in the home, there are ornamental urns that can be costly, but since a crematorium or a funeral home cannot force you to buy a particular kind of urn, you can decide on how much you want to spend. Once you have a budget, you can start looking for the right urn without worrying about overspending.

Consider Use

What does your loved one want done with their ashes? Do they want to be placed in a columbarium, in the home, or buried? The use of the urn will help when deciding on what type to buy. For people who want water burials, for example, there are urns that are made of biodegradable materials, while for display urns, there are metal or wood options that look wonderful in any room. Take into consideration also whether or not the urn will be outside since that means it should be made of materials that can withstand the elements. A Northwood, OH funeral home and cremations provider can help with making this decision and can save you a lot of time.

Consider the Environment

One of the reasons most people choose cremation over burial is that it is better for the environment. Caskets can have metal parts that are not biodegradable and embalming fluid can seep into the ground. Cremation can solve these problems and choosing urns that are good for the environment can help even more. Choose wood, wicker, and other options if your loved one wanted to be buried to ensure that the urn breaks down over time. For water burials, there are urns made of clay, wicker, salt, and many more options that will not litter the ocean.

All of these things need to be considered when deciding on what kind of urn to buy for a loved one once they have passed on. Have a budget in mind and think of how the urn will be used. If you are still not sure about what to purchase, there are funeral home directors that can help. They will be able to recommend the right options. To begin, contact Habegger Funeral Services, which can be found at 2001 Consaul St, Toledo, OH 43605, by calling (419) 214-2622 right now.

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