Cremation Urns

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Are you looking for an attractive, respectful urn for ashes of a loved one? Perfect Memorials carries an extensive line of cremation urns to fit all budgets and personal tastes. Our catalog includes a variety of materials and themes. We offer standard Grecian shaped urns, as well as other unique styles.

People Cremation Urns

After the loss of a loved one, many people choose to honor the person’s memory by keeping their cremated ashes, also known as cremains, secure in a beautiful storage container. Urns for human ashes can be made out of almost any material, from metal to stone to wood, and come in a number of different shapes. In addition to your budget, there are two factors that are especially important when choosing a cremation urn.

Urn Size

First, you’ll need to know the amount of ashes that the urn will hold, which determines its volume. All cremation urns from Perfect Memorials clearly show their volume on the order page. For each pound of healthy body weight, there should be one cubic inch in the urn. In general, a medium urn will hold about 140 cubic inches, a large holds at least 200 cubic inches, and an extra-large urn should hold 300 cubic inches or more. The actual capacity will vary by urn, however, so always check the size before you make a purchase. You may want to get an urn with more space than you think you’ll need.

For more information on choosing an urn in the appropriate volume and size, see our article on how to select the right size cremation urn.

Where Will the Urn Be Stored?

Before buying an urn, you should know what you plan to do with the urn. If you’re keeping it at home, then choose whatever size and style you’d like. If it will be stored in a niche or columbarium, however, be sure to consider the dimensions of the space the urn will occupy. If you're looking for an urn for burial, you will want to get a burial container to house another urn or a urn vault that can used a an urn and vault in one.

You can also contact our support team for assistance in finding the best urn for ashes to fit your specific needs.

Pet Urns

Perfect Memorials offers more than 1,000 unique pet urns. Like cremation urns for human ashes, pet urns are available in a wide range of materials, including wood pet urns, metal pet urns, ceramic pet urns – even biodegradable pet urns. Most urns can be personalized with a special message or sentiment for the beloved pet.

The size of urn that you choose is also very important to consider when choosing the resting place for your pet. Due to the way in which pet cremains are processed, they generally take up slightly more room in an urn than human cremains. This means that 1 pound isn’t always equal to 1 cubic inch. On top of the pet’s healthy weight, add an additional 10-15 cubic inches to ensure all of the cremains will fit inside the urn. It is OK to have an urn that is larger than you may need. With the extra space, families often store their pets favorite toy or collar.

Free ground delivery is included in the price of all our urns and other memorial products. We also offer expedited shipping methods as well. Need help finding the right cremation urn? Call 1-800-979-8767. One of our friendly support team is happy to assist you in finding the perfect urn for your loved one.

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Funeral Urns for People Funeral Urns for People 6711 Products $4.95 to $2,999.95
Pet Urns Pet Urns 1767 Products $4.95 to $1,495.00
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How to select the right size urn

Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.

Choosing the right size urn

Try finding an urn with our easy cremation urn finder.

Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.