Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Know About Cremation Urns

If you have chosen cremation, you are not alone. It is estimated that 40% of humans will choose cremation as their final choice by the year 2010. When choosing your cremation urn, it is a reflection and memorial of you or your loved ones life.

Whether you are looking for something traditional, laser etched or personalized in hardwood, a unique hand-blown cremation urn, a discreet keepsake cremation urn, a sacred rosary cremation urn, a tasteful piece of cremation urn jewelry or a pet cremation urn for your faithful companion, there are a large variety available today. If you purchase online, you can usually save up to 50% off local funeral home prices.

Here are some things you should know about cremation urns, cremation terms and what cremation urns are available today.

Cremains - Cremated Remains of a Human

Cremation Urn Sizing - Cubic Inches (CI) is the volume or space ashes take up and it is also the measurement of how much ash a cremation urn can hold.

1 lb. of body weight will yield roughly 1 cubic inch of ashes.

Example: A cremated 100 lb. person will yield about 90 cubic inches of ashes (almost 100 CI). This person would need a cremation urn that is about 90-100 CI. The 1 to 1 ratio of Weight to CI will ensure you purchase a cremation urn that is large enough, 99% of the time. Another example is that a 210 lb. person needs a cremation urn that is roughly 200 cubic inches or larger and a 50 lb. person or pet needs a cremation urn that is roughly 50 cubic inches or larger.

Cremation urn descriptions always lists a volume (capacity for ashes) in Cubic Inches. So if you know how much the deceased weighed - then you know the volume (CI.) of the ashes. A cremation urn can be too small (in volume) but is only too big if you think it's too big.

Companion Cremation Urn - Cremation Urn that can accommodate two adults or one large adult (standard size is approx. 400 ci).

Cremation Urn Art - Art made from a small portion of cremains (hand-blown glass, picture and art) and most often the size of a keepsake cremation urn or pendant that holds a small portion of cremains, small piece of cloth, a lock of hair, dried flowers, etc. (usually 1 - 2 cubic inches).

Infant Cremation Urn - Cremation Urn that can accommodate one child (standard sizes are between 5 - 75 ci).

Keepsake/Keepsake Cremation Urn - A keepsake is usually a small urn or pendant that holds a small portion of cremains, small piece of cloth, a lock of hair, dried flowers, etc. (usually 1 - 2 cubic inches).

Rosary Keepsake Cremation Urn - Handmade Rosary Cremation Urn (urn located in cross) is a beautiful keepsake that holds a small portion of cremains, small piece of cloth, a lock of hair, dried flowers, etc. (usually 1 - 2 cubic inches).

Traditional Cremation Urn - Usually made from Hand-blown Glass, Marble, Metal(s) and/or Wood that can accommodate one adult (standard size is approx. 200 ci)

2 comments:

  1. These are beautiful and a great way to remember those that have passed from our life.Remember those you love!

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