About Cremation Urns
Shopping for a cremation urn can feel overwhelming, especially when a loss is recent. We're here to help. At Perfect Memorials, we have a wide selection of funeral urns for sale for all interests, style preferences, and budgets, and we're here to make your purchase an easy one. Consider, first, which type of material you'd prefer, then browse our categories of urns for ashes featuring a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. In case you still find choosing, difficult, we offer a complete Cremation Memorial Buyer's Guide to help you find the burial urn you need to preserve your loved one's memory.
In our extensive online catalog, you'll find cremation urns for human ashes and urns for pets, as well as small urns to be used as keepsakes if you intend to hold only a portion of cremains.
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. Memorial urns can be made of almost any material, from metal to stone to wood, and come in a number of different shapes. While many people prefer a more traditional vase style cremation urn, other options include chests, cubes, heart-shaped containers, and more. If you're looking for a truly custom urn, consider personalization by selecting from one of our urn styles based on your loved one's favorite sports or symbols – like birds or butterflies, and then have it engraved with a favorite quote.
In addition to your budget, there are two factors that are especially important when choosing a cremation urn: size and storage location.
Cremation Urn Size
Before you select an urn, you'll need to know the approximate amount of cremains you have to store. All urns for ashes from Perfect Memorials clearly show their volume on the order page in cubic inches. For each pound of healthy body weight, you will require about one cubic inch of volume in the cremation urn. This measurement will give you a good approximation, but we do recommend that you select an urn that is slightly larger than you estimate you'll need. For more information on choosing a cremation urn for human ashes in the appropriate volume and size, see our article on how to select the right size urn.
In general, a small urn holds less than 140 cubic inches, often with a capacity of just 1-3 cubic inches. A medium urn will hold about 140 cubic inches, a large one holds at least 200 cubic inches, and an extra-large urn should hold 300 cubic inches or more. The actual capacity will vary by cremation urn, however, so always check the size before you make a purchase.
Where Will the Urn Be Stored?
If you plan to keep the cremation urn 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 a burial urn, you will likely need to purchase a burial container to place it in or an urn vault that can be buried without damage.
Please note that, if the burial urn will be placed in a cemetery or other facility, you may be required to have the name of the deceased directly engraved onto the urn. Not all urns can be directly engraved, so make sure that you choose an option that fulfills this requirement.
You can also contact our support team for assistance in finding the best memorial urn to fit your specific needs.
Perfect Memorials offers more than 1,000 unique pet burial urns. Like cremation urns for people, pet urns are available in a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, and ceramic – even biodegradable options are available. Most urns for sale can be personalized with a special message or sentiment for the beloved pet.
The size of the cremation urn 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 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 the cremains will fit inside the urn. It is perfectly fine to have an urn for animal ashes that is larger than you may need. With the extra space, families often store their pet's favorite toy or collar.
We offer various shipping services ranging from 5 to 7 business days to one-day delivery. We also offer affordable flat-rate 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 memorial urn for your loved one.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
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.