About Keepsake Urns
Keepsake urns, also known as sharing urns, miniature urns or small urns, are distinguished from traditional urns mainly by their size. Like traditional urns, these small urns are available in a variety of designs, but they are sized to hold only a portion of the cremated remains of an adult or, in some cases, the entire cremains of an infant or small child.
As more people choose to cremate their loved ones, the number of those who choose small keepsake urns for ashes also grows. This particular method helps preserve memories without taking up too much room or acting as an overwhelming reminder of a loss. For many grieving family members, keepsake urns for ashes help to fill a space in the tremendous void created by the death of a loved one.
Why Choose a Keepsake Urn?
Survivors often find a measure of comfort in their grief by preserving the memories of their deceased loved ones. Keepsake urns for ashes can help to preserve those memories and console the bereaved.
For instance, family members often find solace in being able to hold some tangible part or symbol of their deceased loved one, such as a lock of hair, a photograph, or a treasured belonging. With small keepsake urns, survivors can retain a portion of the cremated remains so their loved one is always close at heart.
Another reason to choose a keepsake urn is to allow multiple family members to conveniently share the cremated remains of their loved one. This is an especially valuable feature in today's global society, as it becomes more common for families to find their members scattered throughout the country or even around the world. By sharing the cremains among multiple small urns, each family member can keep a special cremation keepsake of their loved one.
Keepsake Urn Designs
Perfect Memorials offers an extensive line of keepsake cremation urns for human ashes. Crafted in a variety of beautiful styles and quality materials, including wood, ceramic, metal, glass, and cultured materials, our collection will guarantee you find a keepsake urn that best honors your loved one. In many cases, small urns looks exactly like their larger versions, while others are unique in size and shape. Keepsake cremation urn sets are also available, so that multiple identical urns can be purchased together.
Keepsake Urn Sizes
While all keepsake urns are smaller than their larger counterparts, the actual size of each can vary. Many hold between 1 and 3 cubic inches of cremains, with a cubic inch being equal to about 1 tablespoon. Larger keepsake cremation urns are available, including those that can hold 30 cubic inches or more. Because there is no standard size, it's important to determine the amount of cremains you'll receive before choosing your cremation urn. It's better to have more space than you need.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
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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.