Selecting an urn can be a difficult and emotional task, we hope that by providing you all of the information you need as well as a wide selection of cremation urns, we will be able to make it that little easier for you at this hard time.
Below we have answered some common questions to help you through the process. We hope that you find the perfect urn here at Urnsforashes.co.uk, please feel free to contact us if you are in any need of assistance or guidance.
A cremation urn is a decorative container in which the cremated remains of a loved one are placed. After the cremation service has finished, the ashes will be provided to you in a Caskets if you haven’t purchased an urn beforehand. If you require more information, please read our guide on the Cremation Process.
When it comes to deciding what size urn you will need, we use the below formula to calculate the estimated cremation urn size required to hold the full amount of ashes – this holds true for most cases
|Deceased Weight||Urn Capacity|
|1 Stone||0.25 Litres|
|4 Stone||1 Litre|
|1 lb||1 cubic inch|
If you have purchased your urn prior to the cremation, then your funeral director will take care of placing the ashes inside of the urn for you, you will need to take the urn to your funeral director and they will be happy to assist you.
If you have the ashes with you and want to transfer them yourself, we can provide an urn funnel that will make the task as easy as possible for you – alternatively I know from experience, funeral directors will be happy to help do this for you if you aren’t feeling comfortable doing so.
What Are Keepsake Urns?
Keepsake urns are smaller urns that are designed to hold just a proportion of the deceased ashes, these are usually purchased to be kept in the home or a place where the urn will be on display. Most people tend to scatter the remaining ashes at a place of significance or have them buried. A selection of our urns are available in either a full size or a keepsake size.
Scattering tubes or scattering urns are another form of urn which are designed to make it easy to scatter the ashes of a loved one. These can come in a range of sizes, colours and styles, please see our Scatter Tubes for more information on our range. Much like our cremation urn range, your funeral director will be on hand to help fill the scattering tube if you wish to purchase one.
Here at urnsforashes.co.uk we try and provide a wide range of choice to suit your needs. We have urns in a range of materials including, wooden urns, marble urns, glass urns, metal urns and many more. We also have an extensive range of biodegradable urns. Please see our biodegradable urns page for more information.
For some people, the thought of being together with a partner forever is an ideal solution. For those cases, we have a range of companion urns so that when the time comes, you and your partner can be buried or scattered together. Your funeral director can help to arrange the storage of ashes until that time comes or alternatively you can purchase an urn to keep your loved one in until the times comes.
We are happy to be able to offer engraving on a selection of our products, please see the individual product pages, under ‘size information’ for details on how to order engraving on your urn. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Most decorative urns come with a threaded screw lid to ensure the most secure seal possible. The seal varies for our biodegradable urns and most keepsake urns have a small compartment that is sealed by small screws – please check each individual product description for more information.
What you place within the urn is completely up to you. Personal items such as photos, jewellery and other items are commonly placed in urns when the ashes aren’t being scattered, this is purely down to you and your funeral director will be obliged to place anything you wish inside.