Cremation Urns in Virginia

Cremation Urn Information

When preparing for the final disposition of a loved one, some individuals and families choose cremation as an option to traditional burial. After the cremation, you have numerous choices about what to do with the cremains. At Direct Cremation Services, we offer permanent cremation urns as the best alternative for a final resting place.


How to Choose a Cremation Urn

Selecting an urn is an intensely emotional and personal decision. Cremation urns come in various styles and designs; they can be a plain wood box or an ornately sculptured vase. A cremation urn can reflect an individual’s passion or hobby, military service, beliefs, or vocation. Personalizing or customizing a cremation urn is a fitting tribute to the deceased and creates a lasting memorial that brings comfort and joy to the family for many years.

When choosing a cremation urn, it is essential to consider whether it will rest indoors or outdoors because not all materials work well outdoors. Outdoor settings include a columbarium, burial in a grave space, or displayed in a cemetery urn garden or home garden. Pewter, brass, stainless steel, glass, and wood are among the most frequently used materials for cremation urns. Biodegradable urns made of salt, sand, and paper or tree bark are also available.​

Types of Cremation Urns

Urns come in assorted sizes to accommodate various amounts of ashes. Typically, ashes from an adult require 200 cubic inches. Our selection of cremation urns will help you reflect the lifestyle and personality of your loved one:

  • Individual urns are designed to hold the cremains of one person.
  • Companion urns have space for the cremains of two adults and are ideal for couples who prefer to remain together.
  • Child and infant urns are designed to commemorate a young life.
  • Keepsake jewelry holds a small amount of cremains in a locket or pendant, enabling you to always keep your loved one close.
  • Scattering urns are specially designed urns for families or individuals who prefer to have their ashes scattered. After the ashes are scattered, the urn is often used to hold mementos such as photographs, decorations or dried flowers.
  • Keepsake urns hold a small quantity of ashes and provide a way for multiple family members or friends to memorialize a deceased loved one. Keepsake urns are recommended to retain a small portion of ashes when the rest of the ashes are scattered.

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