Once cremation services in Chicago, IL take place, the cremation provider gives families a simple container with the remains of their loved ones gently tucked inside. However, some families want something more personalized in the form of a certain urn. What options exist and what’s best for your loved one? Here are a few things to consider:
Options From The Crematory
Most cremation providers will offer a variety of urn options so you can start your search with them. They will also be a wealth of information because they will be able to tell you what size urn you need and make other recommendations based on what you plan to do with your loved one’s remains. Keep in mind, however, you are not required to buy an urn from the crematory, even if you definitely want an urn. You can get a container from any outlet you choose and pass it along to the cremation provider, who will then use it for your loved one’s remains instead of the simple container they provide.
If you have decided that your loved one’s ashes are going to be scattered, you can certainly use a regular urn in order to accomplish that goal. But it’s sometimes nice to have a scattering tube instead, which makes the scattering process that much easier. If you aren’t going to keep any of the ashes, having a nice scattering tube for the remains is helpful to the process.
Urns For Display
There are some families who can’t stand the thought of parting with their loved one’s ashes at all and there’s nothing wrong with keeping an urn in the home. But you might want an urn that looks nice with your home’s décor or perhaps something that looks more like a decoration and less like an urn. Seeing an urn on the mantel could make some visitors uncomfortable, but there are many choices that allow your urn to be on display without being obvious. There are urns that sit behind picture frames, for example, so it looks like you are showcasing your loved one’s smile and not their remains.
There are urn options for nearly every style and taste on the market. All you have to do is find the right fit once you decide upon cremation services in Chicago, IL for your loved one. If you need help with the options, the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options are here for you. While we have urns to purchase, you don’t have to buy from us, and we will still point you in the right direction for what you are looking to find. Call us at (773) 631-0018 and let’s talk about your loved one, what they meant to your life, and what we can do to help you honor their memory with cremation as their final service. You can also visit us in person if you want to take a look at our facilities. We’re located at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176 and we’re here to help whenever you need us.