Does the Size of a Cremation Urn Matter?

Blue urn with birds on left with tape measure on right

There are so many questions left for us when our loved ones pass. We are often left having to plan for their funerals which is difficult, especially for someone's first time. Questions such as should they be buried or cremated? Where should they be kept after they pass? In today's article, we will be answering the common question that is, if the size of a cremation urn actually matters. 

Urn sizes

Urns can come in a few different sizes and they will vary depending on where you purchase your urn from. Here at Eternal Urns we group our urn sizes in order from smallest to largest as keepsake, small, medium, large and extra large. You can refer to our sizing guide which will tell you all you need to know about our sizes at Eternal Urns. These sizes can allow someone to purchase a smaller urn size than the standard large size if they don’t have a lot of space for an urn. They can also be purchased if you expect to not receive a lot of ash, or if part of the ashes are to be scattered. If the ashes need to be divided, they can also elect to purchase a smaller urn such as a keepsake urn. It is important to note that urn sizing is not universal so it is vital to check the exact size you are purchasing before you proceed to checkout. Some sizing is standardised between stores however, such as with keepsake urns. Keepsake urns are very small urns designed only to hold a small part of your loved ones ashes. These are made so that small amounts of your loved ones ashes can be separated and given to friends and family. These can be found at most urn suppliers and funeral homes. 

Why should I purchase the perfect size?

Well the actual answer is you don't actually have to. As mentioned before there are plenty of different options when it comes to handling ashes. If you are planning on storing all of the cremation remains, then you will have to calculate the size of the urn you’ll need based on the guide above. Deciding what to do with your loved ones ashes is your choice. You can keep as much or as little of the ash, it's completely up to you. Some people like to hold a scattering ceremony where most of the ash is scattered, but a small amount is stored in keepsakes to act as a remembrance of their loved ones. Others may choose to bury a majority of the ashes and then store the rest in some cremation jewellery as a way to keep their loved ones close to them. 

You don't need to find the perfect urn size, but if you choose to do so then our guide can help you in this regard. It is a comprehensive, easy to understand guide and will make your journey in choosing the perfect urn that much more easy. As Australia's largest urn store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality urns available, so check out our range today.