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Step 1: Consider the final resting place

Urns have different meanings and associations for different people. For some, they provide a way to Cherish the memory of a loved one. For others, they provide closure, to Commemorate the life of the departed. And for some, the perfect urn provides a way to Celebrate the life and legacy of a loved one

Step 2: Choosing the right size Urn

It is very important to consider the size and dimension of the urn you are purchasing. All products have these details on the product page. For a detailed size guide, please click here.

Step 3: Picking Your Material

Brass & Metal

Metal. Quite possibly the most common material used in cremation urns and, undoubtedly, the strongest and most resilient of all. Metal urns are hardy; withstanding bumps, scrapes, and are virtually unbreakable even when dropped. They can be buried for interment in a cemetery (within a burial vault), inurnment in a columbarium, or even simply placed on a shelf within the home to keep your loved one near. 

Metal urns also have a wide variety of styles from classic to modern; resembling the typical urn shape most are used to, as well as cast in new and unique shapes never before seen in cremation urns such as butterflies, hearts, teddybears, etc.

Choosing a metal urn offers the opportunity of personalization with custom engraving, designs, and colors to better honor your loved one’s memory.


For those looking for eco-friendly options, GetUrns has a wide array of biodegradable urns available. These are made from sustainably sourced materials and are constructed to gently deteriorate into the earth or water.  

Scattering: Scattering Tubes in Large, Medium, and Mini sizes. 

Burial: Sand & Gelatin, Paper Urns in various shapes.

Water burial: Paper Urns, Sand & Gelatin, and even Himalayan Rock Salt Urns in Large, Medium, and Keepsake sizes.  

These moldable materials also offer a variety of urn shapes from traditional scattering tubes to molded paper turtles, hearts, and shells. All biodegradable urns can be chosen with your loved one’s personality in mind with floral designs, ocean/forest scenes, and patriotic flags to honor their memory even more. 


Another popular choice, wood. Choose a unique and timeless beauty in the form of one of our many classic wooden urns. Their soft, warm coloring offers a welcoming and cozy option for keeping a loved one close at home on display. 

Wooden urns can also be buried in the earth as a longer lasting biodegradable option which can take anywhere from 6-15 years to deteriorate, (certain stains/wood types can delay this). The ageless elegance of wooden urns makes them the perfect choice to commemorate someone who had a refined and luxurious taste. Without the standard look of a metal urn, these wooden box and clock urns showcase a minimal and un-intimidating design. 


For those looking for a classic urn in both design and material, stone and marble urns are the way to go. These beautifully sculpted pieces are carved out of strong and robust stone with a durability meant to outlast generations. 

Marble is the perfect combination of elegance and strength to give your loved one a permanent resting place. These urns are naturally unique; the marble having its own variation of color, veining, and pattern to suit your loved one’s personality and taste. These urns also offer the option of customization, easily engraved with a name, phrase, or scripture. Choosing a stone urn is a sure bet for a personal, unique, and everlasting resting place to honor and memorialize your loved one. 

Step 4: Personalization

At GetUrns, we understand the importance of personalization when it comes to your loved ones final resting place. Custom engraving helps honor and identify loved ones in a unique and meaningful way. For detailed instructions on Personalization, please click here.