Those who are planning on cremation can arrange for a cremation urn to be purchased from the crematory. There are as many different types as their are personalities to categorize. The family can choose a cremation urn that will symbolize their loved one's preference in style of urn or even a small wooden box. Those urns that are planned to be shown openly on a fireplace mantel or elsewhere can be more impressive than those that are not meant to be displayed.
The family that intends to put the cremation urn outdoors can choose a marble urn or one made of metal like a bronze which will last forever in an outdoor memorial display. There are cremation urns made of various kinds of woods like cherry or walnut and the skill and craftsmanship of the wood urns are really something to admire.
In choosing a urn, one can even consider the age of the loved one who has been cremated. The loved ones religion can also be displayed on the cremation urn as there are many religious types of urns being sold.
The style and impression of the cremation urn that you choose can even be in memory of the loved one's favorite sport or interests. Basically,it is a container that holds the ashes of your loved one, and it can be any container that you choose. They come in all different kinds of price ranges and some look like ornamental collector vases or bottles. Actually, if you didn't know that the urn on the mantel of a friend's house held the ashes of their loved one by being told, you would never guess. For most people a cremation urn is a private belonging that has special significance only to the loved one's of the deceased.