Urns Utilized in a Cremation Funeral Service

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Karen Reardon under Cremations, Funeral Home
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If your loved one decided to be cremated, you may still want to have a memorial service of some kind. While their body is not often present for that memorial service, their ashes often are. You may want to display their urn in a loving manner that shows your respect for their life. There are a number of urns to consider and the service you choose will help determine what type you need for your situation. Here are a few to consider.

Decorative Urns

If you are going to place the urn on display during the memorial service, it is nice to have an urn that has a lovely funeral service in Charlotte, NCappeal. Many families who are planning to take the urn home to keep on their mantel or in another prominent location will also want to have an urn that looks nice. Some urns are hand-painted while others are an attractive stainless steel. There are plenty of options on the market so you can choose just what you want for your loved one.

Biodegradable Urns

If your loved one was concerned about the environment, you might choose a biodegradable urn. These urns work well for the funeral service and they also are great if your loved one wanted to have a water burial. They can also be buried and then break down naturally in the earth so there are no metals or other materials left behind. Your loved one’s ashes will naturally return to the earth or water during a memorial service you hold for them in those special locations.

Double Urns

There are some couples who never want to part, even after death. Regular urns hold one person’s ashes, but there are double urns that can hold two sets of ashes. Some of these urns have two compartments so the ashes are together, but separated. Others have one single compartment that allow the ashes to mix together. Double urns can be kept at home as well or buried, placed in columbarium’s, or located in other areas.

Keepsake Urns

Some families want to keep the ashes of their loved ones in their home after a funeral service, but they don’t always want to make it obvious so as not to make visitors uncomfortable in the presence of the ashes. There are keepsake urns available that are located in the back of a picture frame, for example, to display a photo of your loved one near the ashes without giving away the fact that ashes are nearby.

If you need more ideas for urns, or you are ready to plan a memorial service for your loved one, contact Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services: Weddington/Matthews Chapel:  3700 Forest Lawn Dr.,  Matthews, NC 28104 by calling (704) 846-3771;  Charlotte/Ballantyne Chapel: 16151 Lancaster Hwy., Charlotte, NC 28277 by calling (704) 714-1540 or Indian Trail Chapel 4431 Old Monroe Rd.,  Indian Trail, NC 28079, Call  (704) 821-2960. Let us help with your memorial service in every way we can.