When most consumers think of cremation the first item that comes to mind is an urn. Urns come in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes. Individual urns generally hold 150-300 cubic inches but can be designed to hold companions together in 325-430 cubic inches. There are also smaller keepsake urns that can contain a small amount of cremated remains and be provided to multiple family members if they so desire. In addition to these smaller urns there is a wide array of jewelry that can hold a very small amount of cremated remains as a treasured keepsake of your loved one.
Cremated remains can be placed in a variety of places. For a variety of reasons, the PCCFA recommends placement of the urn in a safe, secure, and permanent location such as a cemetery. By placing the remains in a designated secure location, it will provide your families the peace of mind in knowing their loved one has a permanent final resting place. The urn can be better protected by utilizing an outer burial container which can be made of several different materials. A memorial can be placed at the cemetery location memorializing the life of a loved one in a permanent monument for present and future generations to visit, remember and reflect. Cemetery options for holding a receptacle of cremated remains can include a columbarium, a niche unit, cremation garden, ground burial or private estate. Information regarding memorial and burial container products for cremation can be provided by PCCFA Supplier Members.