“Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” —Rabindranath Tagore
Every death, like every life, is utterly unique. One of the most healing and uplifting ways to honor our loved ones when they pass away is to release their ashes using a scattering cremation urn. This can be done in a formal service or in a celebration of life designed by you and your family.
One of the most wonderful elements of using a scattering urn for ashes is that you can metaphorically release your loved one. You can set them free, lifting up your own heart as well.
Releasing ashes into the sky, the sea, a river, or the earth, gives your soul, and the souls of others left behind, a moment of ease. Ceremony is an ancient way to honor our dead and release ourselves from grief. Rituals like these help us to start on the path to healing from great loss.
Maybe you want to release ashes into a more public space, like off of a bridge, the garden of a much-loved hotel or vacation spot. While etiquette requires you to request this formally, you may be surprised by how others will help you to honor and grieve your beloved.
Respect the Earth with Scattering Urns
GetUrns’ lovely biodegradable urns, made from paper or leather, contain no plastic or metal components, so they decompose gently into whatever environment you choose.
Scattering Cremation Urns come in a variety of inspirational designs
You can remember your loved one as a fan of orchids, a golfer, a patriot, as someone who loved the night sky, sunsets or travel to tropical lands. All these designs and more are available from the GetUrns’ offerings of scattering urns for ashes. Since these urns are understated yet elegant, they can be a cheerful part of your loved one’s celebration of life.
Scattering Urns are price-friendly, too
Very rarely is anyone prepared for the price-tag of a loved one’s passing. We are thinking of much more profound topics than the logistics of death. GetUrns’ price-friendly scattering urns for ashes can help ease the shock of dealing with these kinds of details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Scattering Urns durable?
Scattering Urns for ashes are sturdy tubes made from paper cardboard that safely hold your loved one’s cremains
How do they open to release ashes?
Each GetUrns’ Scattering Urn has an “industry-first” perforated push in tab opening that you can use to easily release cremains where you choose.
What size should I use?
Adult scattering urns will hold the ashes for one person, approx. 200 cubic inches. You may want to separate cremains and give them to others for their own private rituals — a mini scattering cremation urn holds 20 cubic inches.
Can I take a Scattering Cremation Urn on an airplane?
GetUrns’ scattering urns for ashes can travel “in cabin” on airlines. But to avoid invasive security procedures it’s often recommended to store them in your checked baggage.