Cremation urns come in various shapes and sizes. It is extremely important to know the difference between different sizes and volumes of cremation urns before placing your order in order to make the correct decision.
Adult cremation urns have the capacity of holding the ashes of one person. Typically, they hold around 200-225 cu inches which is enough to hold someone who weighed up to 225 lbs before cremation. (15 Cups Approx.) Adult cremation urns can be interred in a cemetery, inurned in a columbarium, or kept at home on display.
Medium cremation urns are meant to hold a portion of a person’s ashes for sharing amongst family members, although they can also be used for an infant or child. Medium cremation urns have a capacity of 18-55 cu inches = 18-55 lbs of pre-cremated body weight. (4 Cups Approx.) Medium cremation urns work for splitting ashes into various portions so everyone in the family can hold onto their loved one.
These cremation urns come in any design (traditional to modern), material (wood cremation urns, brass/metal cremation urns, biodegradable cremation urns, stone/marble), and are, often, also available to customize. Popular choices for medium cremation urns include the Medium Embrace Cherry Purple Hummingbird, Medium Wings of Hope Lavender, and the Medium Himalayan Rock Salt.
Keepsake/mini cremation urns are simply down-sized versions of standard urns. They can sit comfortably in the palm of your hand at 3 Cubic Inches (1/4 Cup Approx.) and are often meant to hold a small portion of ashes to keep as a memento.
Tealight cremation urns are are also a great way of sharing ashes among family members. They have a capacity of about 18 Cubic Inches (1 Cup Approx.) The ceremony of lighting a candle with a loved one in mind can be a further comfort
They come in any design (traditional to modern), material (wood, brass/metal, biodegradable, stone/marble), and are, often, also available to customize. Popular choices for keepsakes include the Keepsake Embrace Black Motorcycle, Keepsake Silver SoulBird Female, and the Keepsake Triumph Onyx Blue.
Sometimes, a standard cremation urn isn’t enough to hold the entirety of a person’s ashes. Extra large adult cremation urns have the capacity for someone who may have been rather tall or with a bigger stature. Extra large cremation urns range from 225 - 400 Cubic Inches and can hold someone who weighed between 225-400 lbs. These cremation urns have the same versatility as any others and can be interred in a cemetery, inurned in a columbarium, or kept at home on display.
Popular choices for extra large adult cremation urns include the Adult Adore Midnight and Adult Eternity Slate.