Cremation is the process of
reducing human or pet remains to tiny particles, through exposure to intense
heat or in some cases, liquid chemicals. The process takes around three hours,
after which the remains are mechanically or chemically processed into a coarse,
With a few exceptions, it is generally illegal to cremate more
than one person at a time in the US. Some states, however, do allow for couples
to be cremated together, provided there is consent from next of kin.
Generally, 1 Pound of person/pet equals approx. 1
cubic inch of remains. For example, a 200 pound person would need a 200 cubic
inch urn or larger. However, if you have a certain size container, most funeral
homes can make certain adjustments to accommodate that size urn, within reason.
In today’s times, urns can be made out of any number of materials.
The most popular types are brass/metal, marble, and wood, but urns can also be
made out of glass, resin, alloy, ceramic pottery, and even eco-friendly
biodegradable materials, like sand, salt, corn-starch, tree bark, bamboo, flowers,
and more. While the material you choose to get the urn in is mostly a matter of
choice, you should take into consideration where the urn will rest, if there
will be small children or pets present that might knock over the urn, or what
kind of plans you have for the ashes of your loved one, such as scattering or
Urns come in all shapes and sizes, and with all types of motifs
and decorations. At Peace Memorials offers box or cube shaped urns, regular
Grecian style urns, tear-drop shaped urns, even urns with working clock
mechanisms, among dozens of other options. In addition to a variety of shapes,
urns come with hundreds of different patterns and colors, including flowers,
animals, sports, religious symbols, geography, natural wonders, and so much
more. You know your loved one best, and what they might like, so please take
your time and research options that you feel might honor your loved one properly,
and if you have any questions, or are looking for a particular style or
pattern, please let us know, and we will be glad to make some suggestions.