Choosing the Right Urn for Your Loved One


The process of selecting an urn can sometimes be confusing. There are so many choices, and you may feel overwhelmed if you are making the decision after a loved one’s recent passing. The urn, especially when displayed at home, is another expression of the life of the deceased and the importance cannot be understated. 

Miller Funeral Services and Cremation Society of Texas understands the pressure to make these decisions and offers one of the biggest selections of urns in the area. We can help you discern the right selection for the urn’s purpose. Whether that be for burial alone or as a statement, we can support you.

Choosing the Right Urn

The urn is the container that holds the ashes of the deceased. The decision of which urn to choose relies on some of the following questions:

  • What is the intended use of the urn? Is it just to transport the ashes for scattering or other use, or will it be a permanent display?
  • What size do you need? A simple calculation is that the standard size of an urn is approximately 200 cubic inches, which can contain the ashes of a 200-pound individual. Smaller urns are also available if the ashes are to be separated for more than one family member.
  • What kind of material would you like it to be made from? There are a wide range of choices: wood, stone, plastic, paper, biodegradable, water-soluble (if floating on the water), etc.
  • What kind of design suits your loved one? Was your loved one fond of the ocean? Angels? Certain animals, like eagles, hummingbirds, or dogs? Did they have a hobby such as motorcycles, golfing, or hunting? There are many designs to choose from.
  • What is your budget? There are various price points for urns, so having a good idea of your budget will help you narrow down the array of choices.

Having a family member or friend accompany you when you are determining the right urn is helpful. Trying to choose from so many options in urns can be overwhelming, especially while grieving. At Miller, we can help you discover the urn that is perfect for the departed.

Miller Funeral Services & Cremation Society of Texas Offer the Biggest Selections of Urn in the Houston Area

If you are seeking a special urn for your dearly departed, we can help. Along with our crematory services, we have several urns available and can order any specific designs you desire. We are, in fact, one of the best sources of urns and memorial gifts in Texas.

If you have a specific idea in mind, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re sure we can provide the right urn that will be meaningful, personal, and exactly what you require for its purpose. Please call one of our compassionate team members.

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