Horseheads, NY cremation

Cremation Urn Buying Guide

Cremation is more popular today as a final disposition and because of that, there are a number of urns on the market to consider. If your loved one is going through a Horseheads, NY cremation, you will need an urn of some kind. You will want to keep a number of things in mind as you look through the options and begin the purchasing process.  

The Budget 

Urns come in just about every price range and you will want to have a budget in mind when you start to look so you don’t get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options. You can narrow down the choices just with your budget. You might have a budget in mind if you are paying for the urn yourself or, if your loved one left money behind, that might dictate how much you have to spend on this element of the final services.  

The Size 

Many people think an urn is an urn, but that’s not always the case. Not all cremated remains will fit in the same sized urn. People who weighed more than average might need a larger urn, for example. There are also companion urns that can fit two people if a married couple wants to be placed together. There are also smaller, special urns for children’s remains.  

The Function 

You will need to think about how you want the urn to function as you go about buying the right option. Some urns are just used to carry the remains from the funeral home to the final resting place, where the remains will then be scattered. In those cases, you can buy something less expensive since it won’t be on display. If you are going to display the urns in your home or at a memorial service, you will want a nicer urn that is meant to last. There are even biodegradable urns for burial in the ground or water burials. Those urns break up and are more environmentally friendly. If several family members would like to have part of the remains, there are special urns in picture frames, jewelry, and other options to consider.  

Choosing the right urn for your loved one takes a little time, effort, and research, but if you know your budget, the size you need, and how you want the urn to function, you can narrow down your search quite a bit. Roberts Funeral Home is here to help after your loved one goes through Horseheads, NY cremation as well as before and during that process. We want your family to have everything they need, and we can certainly offer options and suggestions for the right urn to suit your needs. Contact us at (607) 734-7811 to ask questions or to get started arranging a cremation. You can also stop by and see us at 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY 14894. We’ll treat you with nothing but the utmost compassion during this difficult time.