Planning a funeral involves many decisions at a time when it's hard to think clearly. If your loved one or your family chose cremation, then you may be looking for a cremation urn. The choices can be overwhelming, as you selected the best urn, however this urn buyer's guide will help you make the best choice.
With just a few questions and considerations, you can find the perfect urn that you will treasure for years to come and honour your loved one in the process. We've put together a few questions to guide you through the purchasing experience.
If you would like to keep the urn outside or in a mausoleum, then choose a material that will protect the cremated remains in all kinds of weather. For outdoor use consider these urns:
If the urn will be placed inside, then you will have more options available to you. For indoor urn display or storage use, you can opt for materials such as these urn types:
Keepsake urns are smaller and will allow the ashes to be shared so that several family members can keep a physical connection with your loved one. These urns are smaller in size and ar design to contain ashes that have been divided.
If you are travelling with the urn, then airport security regulations will limit your choice of material, so it's a good idea to check with the airport before you make a selection.
Our biodegradable urns come in themed and classic styles that allow ashes to be scattered or set adrift into the sea with no damage to the environment.
Urns are available from many places both in the funeral industry and online and even at some retailers. However, please don't feel obligated to purchase from a funeral home or crematorium.
We offer urns online for direct shipment to your Canadian address. We ship from the Toronto area and shipping is free.
Choosing a funeral urn is profoundly personal and something you should take time to do. In our urn store on this site, we have a wide range of urns that suit all tastes and budgets, so you can find an urn that is precisely right for its purpose and you. We are also available to answer questions about our urns. You can click here to contact us.
Here is some guidance on how to choose the right cremation urn for your loved one.
If you can narrow down how the urn will be used, choosing one will be a much simpler process. We've organized our urns into collections to make it simple for you to find the perfect urn to commemorate your loved one.
And remember, Eirene is focused on making choosing an urn simple, affordable and convenient at such a difficult time for families. We're here to guide you every step of the way.
Ask our funeral professionals at Eirene a question about urns. We are available 24/7 via phone and email. Click here.