When you have cremation services in Chicago, IL for a loved one, there are things you can add to the basic services to make things more customized and special. Any cremation package you choose will come with everything you need, including a simple container for your loved one’s ashes. But many families want to go beyond that simplicity and choose at least an urn for their loved one so they have something special that fits all of their needs. As you go about choosing that item, what needs do you need to fit? Here are a few to consider:
The Use Need
One of the first questions you need to ask yourself is, “how will the urn be used?” That will definitely help you determine what you want and even how much you want to spend on the product. If you are buying an urn that is going to sit on display in a family home well into the future, that’s one thing. If you are going to get an urn that is used at a memorial service and then ash scattering ceremony and that’s it, that’s another thing. Once you decide how the urn will be used, you can determine what you want for your loved one. An urn that is used for a short time only may not qualify for something as high in quality and customization as an urn that will be used for years and years.
The Cost Need
Cremation is the lowest cost disposition method on the market, but anything you add to it will raise the costs. If you have enough money for the cremation itself, determine how much extra you want to spend on an urn. The way you use it will help you determine costs. If you are going to scatter ashes soon after cremation, a simple scattering tube can do nicely. If you want to bury the urn and have the ashes be protected, you’ll want a certain material, and so on. Determine your budget and look for something within that range.
The Preference Need
You will also want to think about what your loved one preferred as you look through the urn options. Perhaps they had a favorite color or favorite sports team that you want to highlight. Personalizing the urn to their preferences is a nice way to honor their memory.
These are just a few of the needs you will want to consider and try to match when you are choosing an urn for cremation services in Chicago, IL after a loved one has passed on. Contact the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018 and we can help you find just the right urn for your loved one. We have urn options, but if you wish to purchase an urn elsewhere, that’s perfectly fine. Give us an idea what you’re looking for and we’ll help direct you to vendors that have it. See urns and visit with us at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176.