Finding the Right Cremation Urn

Memorializing a family member or loved one is an important process. Mourning our loss and paying tribute to the person will help us overcome our grief. The variety of cremation urns and memorials found today is impressive, so that you may personalize your loved one's tribute to reflect the life they lived.

Types of Urns
Cremation has dramatically grown in popularity in recent years. As a result, the selection of burial urns has increased. Although every urn serves an essential function, there are many options that allow you to create a deeply personal and custom urn. The selections also vary depending on whether ashes will be stored, displayed, scattered or buried. Here is a starting point to the many urn options available:

  • Traditional Urns - Classic urn styles in traditional shapes made of brass, wood or ceramic
  • Decorative Urns - Designed with materials such as glass, porcelain, ceramic, marble or crystal, these urns mimic beautiful pieces of art.
  • Cremation Jewelry - This deeply personal sentiment allows multiple family members to always keep a loved one close at heart.
  • Scattering Urns - Scattering urns are often made for the purpose of scattering ashes. It is important to consider the last receptacle your loved one's remains will touch.
  • Keepsake Urns - From teddy bears to candles and angel statues, these types of urns are intended to be displayed as a very personal and discreet tribute to a loved one.
  • Environmentally Friendly Water Urns - Biodegradable and pillow shaped, these urns are intended to be placed directly into water, slipping under and mixing into the sea or fresh water. Certified by the Green Burial Council In the Light Urns has a large collection of green urns that contain no toxic materials.

Personalizing a cremation urn with custom engraving honors a loved one in a deeply sentimental and person way. Many different types of urns and even cremation jewelry can be engraved with your loved one's name, dates, and a favorite quote or saying. Personalized photo urns are one way to capture the memory of the departed with their image and a personal caption. But many other types of urns from classic vases and wooden music boxes, to the most customized option featuring sports or military memorabilia, reflect someone's personality and legacy, can also be engraved.

In the Light Urns offers laser engraving with precise and artistic detail on a wide variety of materials including wood, marble, brass and granite. Custom engraving on a specialty urn allows you to immortalize your loved one in a way that reflects their personality, interests, career and hobbies. Some of the uniquely personal urns we offer represent:

  • Sports
  • Fishing
  • Military Service/Veterans
  • Cars
  • Religious & Spiritual Symbols
  • Boy Scouts of America®
  • Holiday Ornaments
  • Ocean & Nautical

Many memorial urns come with an engraved nameplate where you can include the name of the decedent, the date of their birth and passing and also words of sentiment. Being one of the most common and affordable approaches to personalizing an urn, the nameplate is a good custom urn option. You can also have the information engraved directly on the cremation urn. This is generally for wood and brass urns. And perhaps the most fitting approach to finding the right urn for your loved one is a personality urn such as a motorcycle urn, gardening and flower urns or a fly fishing urn. With many people demanding more and more custom urns, In the Light Urns is always working to help you find the right memorial for your loved one.



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