About Cremation Urns

For centuries, people have used urns for the storage of cremation remains and for decoration. Their original purpose was mainly for storage of ashen remains; furthermore, the history of urns  covers many different nations and geographic areas.

When a loved one has died, one of your decisions will be the style of urn to purchase. There is a wide selection of urns for whichever price range is most suitable for the family. They are available in a variety of styles and made from various materials, such as stone, metal and marble.
An adult urn is meant to hold a person up to 200 pounds or 210 cubic inches of ash with no issues. One pound of human weight is equivalent to approximately 1 cubic inch of space. Also offered are biodegradable urns to accommodate those who wish to honor their commitment to the environment.

Ornamental UrnUrns as a funeral object:

Using an urn to hold cremation remains was first done in Australia over 20,000 years ago.
Ancient Greeks and Romans also used urns to hold cremation remains and to display the dead person's exploits. The exploits were typically painted on the outside of the urn, which was then used to hold
the remains of the dead. Over the years, these urns have become less unique and most are no longer made to reflect the deceased's life or interests. Today, most urns that are made to hold remains are basic styles that are either plain or painted for display purposes.
Most funeral urns have a lid to prevent any remains from spilling out of the vessel.


Urns as decoration:

Urns got their start as funerary objects; however, today they are often used as vases and for decorative purposes. Many beautiful urns are used for holding flowers and other materials by daring designers. Other urns, especially antique urns, are commonly used as decoration without anything stored inside of them.

Urns were traditionally used to hold the remains of the dead following cremation.

Today, urns are also used to decorate homes. Urns from the past were much more unique and meant to represent a person's life, while those today are typically made with the mass market in mind.

Urns were traditionally used to hold the remains of the dead following cremation.