Many people choose to bury their deceased loved ones even though they have been cremated. They could also have a mausoleum for their past family members.
Regardless of how they will bury the cremated remains of their loved one, it is important that the fact the urn will be buried is considered.
One perspective is like any casket, burial urns should be durable enough to withstand the test of time and protect the remains they hold in its eternal rest. Another perspective is that the urn should degrade and breaks down, so as to not affect the environment.
Some burial urns for the purpose of actual burial are usually made from marble, stone, ceramics, brass or any other type of metal. These materials are all durable enough to last for eternity. And other types of burial urns are made of paper based products, sand and environmentally friendly materials.
Burial Urns for Dispersal
Many families opt for dispersing the ashes of their deceased loved one, especially when it was the specific wish of the deceased before he or she has passed on. In this case, the urn is only temporary receptacles of the remains.
What is important in choosing urns for dispersal is its ability to assist in dispersing the ashes without any problems. For example, if the dispersal will be done at sea, the burial urns should be light enough to sink into the water. This is referred to as water burial. If the dispersal will be done by air, the urn should be secure enough to handle this job.
The best choice of burial urns for dispersal is the biodegradable urn. These biodegradable urns are usually made from paper or cardboard. They are easy to handle and are secure. Most of all, they are friendly to the environment and will not cause problems, especially if they are sunk at sea.
When you choose burial urns for your loved one, it is important for you to consider how you will be taking care of his or her remains after the cremation. This will help you get the urn that is most suited to your needs.