If you have decided to go with cremation, either for yourself or a loved one, there aren’t as many decisions to make as there would be with a traditional burial. After making the large decision about cremation in Chicago, IL, you then have to decide upon an urn. There are plenty of options on the market and there are a variety of prices that go with them. When you are ready to take a look at urns, ask a trusted funeral home to help. Here are some options they may present based on your needs.
One of the most popular type of urn is a decorative urn. They are made of a variety of materials like porcelain, various metals, wood, and stainless steel, among others. If you want your ashes, or those of your loved one, to be displayed in your home, having a decorative urn is a nice way to go. It is also a good choice if you want to have your loved one’s remains at the funeral home during a memorial service so everyone has something nice to see when remembering them.
If you or your loved one are concerned with the environment, you can make your impact on it as little as possible with cremation and a biodegradable urn. These work well if you plan to bury the ashes or give them a send-off into the water. Either way, the materials (which are things like salt, wicker, and clay) will disintegrate, leaving nothing harmful behind.
If you want your family to share your ashes, or if your family wants to share the ashes of your loved one among them, keepsake urns are a great option. These smaller urns are behind picture frames or other items so you have a small compartment for a bit of the ashes that many people can have with them, no matter how far apart family members live.
If you are part of a solid couple, or your loved one was, you or they might want to be placed with your significant other after you pass on. Companion urns can allow for such a wish to come true. There are single compartment urns where the ashes are mixed together in one area. There are also double compartment urns where the ashes are in one urn, but separated. Either works well for two people to be placed in one location.
These are some of the more common options for urns on the market, but your funeral home can help you look through all of the choices to find something fitting for your situation. If you know what you want, they can help you find it within your budget. Contact Chicagoland Cremation Options for help finding an urn or with anything else cremation-related. For more details, you can check cremations Chicago, IL. Call us at (773) 631-0018 or visit 9329 Byron St. Schiller Park, IL 60176. You can also get details on our website at http://www.chicagolandcremationoptions.com/