Once you decide to have cremation services in Baltimore, MD for a loved one, you can choose a package and a simple container for their remains will come with that package. The packages are all-inclusive, so you don’t have to get anything extra at all. However, if you decide that you want some kind of urn to go along with the services, you are welcome to choose one. There are so many options on the market that it can be hard to make decisions, especially during such a tough time. There are plenty of mistakes to make. Here are a few you might want to avoid.

Not Having An Idea As To What You Want

If you have no idea what kind of urn you want or what features are best, there’s no way you can end up with the perfect choice. You will be chosen at random and the urn will work, but it might not be the absolutely best for your loved one—which is really all you want for them. Different urns are created for certain uses so at least knowing how you will use the urn can help. If you are scattering ashes, you might want a scattering tube. If you are keeping ashes in your home, a nice-looking urn is best and so on.

Not Knowing Size Differences

Urns come in different sizes and it is important to get the right size for your loved one’s needs. All you have to do is ask the professionals at the funeral home what size you need to make that determination. It’s based on size and weight and the funeral home can easily tell you what you need. Knowing that size will help you get the right fit for your loved one.

Not Considering Material Options

If you have certain burial ideas in mind, you need to keep the urn material in mind at all times. If you are going for water burial, for example, it’s best to have a biodegradable urn and not something made of wood or metal. On the other hand, if you’re keeping the urn in your home, you certainly don’t want something biodegradable. If you don’t think of your purposes as they pertain to the material, you could end up with something completely wrong for your goals.

These are all things you will want to keep in mind to help you avoid some of the common issues that others have run into when planning cremation services in Baltimore, MD and choosing an urn for their loved one. When you work with the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A, we have urn options that you can choose from, but you do not have to make that purchase with us. At the very least, we can give you direction and make sure you don’t make mistakes that you could avoid. We can point you to vendors that make quality urns in the fashion that meets your goals so you can honor your loved one in just the right manner.