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The Different Types of Funeral Urns for Ashes Explained   

Funeral urns for ashes come in various forms, each carrying unique significance. From traditional ceramic urns to biodegradable options, these vessels play a crucial role in memorialising loved ones. They not only preserve and protect the ashes but also provide a tangible focal point for the grieving process.  

Different materials and designs allow for personalisation, reflecting the individuality of the deceased person. Read on to understand the various types of funeral urns for ashes available and their importance in the journey of remembrance. 

Biodegradable Urns 

Biodegradable urns represent an eco-conscious option for ashes. They are designed to return to nature gracefully, minimising environmental impact. Biodegradable urns tend to be crafted from materials such as bamboo, recycled paper, salt, or biodegradable polymers. These urns serve as a poignant symbol of renewal and can be used for water and ground burials, whilst contributing to a sustainable farewell that aligns with the values of both the deceased and their loved ones. 

Ceramic Urns 

Ceramic Urns offer timeless elegance and durability, making them a popular choice for preserving ashes. Their diverse designs and finishes cater to various tastes, while their craftsmanship ensures longevity. Ceramic urns hold a special place in the grieving process. These most often honour the memory of the departed deceased by becoming cherished heirlooms for generations to come. 

Metal Urns 

Metal urns for ashes stand out for their enduring strength and aesthetic appeal. Fashioned from materials including brass, copper, or stainless steel, they offer a lasting tribute to the deceased. Their durability ensures the long-term preservation of ashes. This makes them most suited for those who wish to store or maintain the ashes of a loved one. 

Designer Urns 

Designer urns for ashes, a distinctive category among cremation urns, blend artistry with functionality. Handmade by skilled artisans, they embody unique and personalised designs. These designer urns not only serve as a vessel for the ashes but also stand as meaningful works of art. Allowing family to commemorate the individuality of the departed in a truly special way.  

Wooden Urns 

Wooden urns for ashes offer a warm and natural tribute. Crafted from a variety of woods, they provide a sense of serenity and timelessness. These urns are not only containers for ashes but also symbolic pieces that connect with nature. 

If you want to browse any of our urns for ashes, you can do so at our online store. Our team are always on hand to help offer assistance with finding the most suitable urn for your loved one. You can get in touch by emailing [email protected] or calling 01202 367 308.    


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