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Urns UK: Should You Consider an Urn Over Cremation?

Many people assume that the only option for cremated remains is to scatter them. But there are actually many other ways to honour your loved ones and celebrate their life. Here's a look at some of those options, from having an urn made to sending ashes into space or storing them in a special container called an 'ash pod.'


An urn may be the right choice for you if you don't want to scatter ashes.


There are many reasons you may want to consider an urn instead of cremation. If you don't want to scatter ashes in a specific place, for example, an urn might be the right choice for you. You can keep it in your home or garden and remember loved ones around it. Urns are also made from different materials, such as wood or ceramic, so you can choose one that reflects the personality of the deceased loved one and fits into their surroundings comfortably.

The bottom line: An urn might be a good way to memorialise a loved one who passed away recently without having their ashes scattered in an unknown location or place them with someone else who has passed away (as long as they allow this).

Keepsakes allow you to keep a small amount of cremation ash with you.

When you're choosing to keep a small amount of cremation ash with you, it's important to select a keepsake that will allow you to do so. They can be in the form of pendants, rings and lockets. If you prefer a more unique option, we also have keepsakes made from titanium or silver. You can choose from carvings depicting nature scenes and animals that are perfect for those who love the outdoors or Celtic crosses with intricate designs for those who are religious. A lotus flower would be an elegant choice for someone who loves flowers or butterflies and may remind someone of their loved ones' life journey...you get the idea!

When choosing your artwork design, we recommend using black and white images over colour as they tend to look better after engraving has taken place.

Cremation burials in cemeteries and memorial parks are possible without a coffin.

Cremation burials are possible in cemeteries, memorial parks, churchyards and many other locations. A cremation burial is a very common practice today and can be done with or without a coffin. As well as offering the choice of an urn for ashes, we also offer a selection of biodegradable cardboard coffins for those wishing to have their loved one buried in a more traditional manner.

What does an 'ash pod' do?

It's a method of sending cremation ashes into space. Elysium Space offers this service, and you can purchase an urn-like container for your loved one's ashes that will be launched into orbit. The company says their capsules are "designed to disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere after several years in space," so there won't be any long-term environmental impact on our planet or other celestial bodies.


While the idea may seem strange at first, it might make more sense if you want to remember your loved one as part of something bigger than just yourself or even humanity itself (though both are very good reasons). If nothing else, it allows you to put yourself in their shoes for a few moments and imagine what they might have thought about being sent off into space after death—a place where no one has gone before!

You can get advice on what to do with ashes.

You can get advice on what to do with ashes.

If you’re looking for advice on what to do with the ashes of a loved one, it’s worth contacting a funeral director or crematorium. They will often be able to advise on which space agency is the best fit for your situation.

If you have questions about how much space is available in outer space, or if there are any new developments in this area, then contact a space agency directly.

There are a lot of options for what to do with your or a loved one's cremation ashes, so don't feel pressured into scattering them.

As you and your loved ones begin to make plans for the funeral, don't feel pressured into scattering ashes. It might seem like the most obvious thing to do, but there are many other options available to you. For instance, you may want to keep them at home instead of scattering them somewhere far away. You can also choose not to scatter your loved one's ashes at all and instead keep them in an urn or memorial garden on private property.


If you're considering cremation over burial, an urn may be your best option. Urns are available in a variety of sizes and styles. They can also be personalised with special engraving or artwork, making them a great choice for those who want to keep their loved one close by even after death. While some people choose to scatter ashes as part of their funeral services or memorials, others prefer to keep them around as they grieve the passing