When you look into cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, either for a loved one or for yourself as a part of future plans, you will notice that most funeral homes have designated cremation packages to consider. These packages include everything you need for the services. You don’t have to buy anything extra. However, you can upgrade and personalize certain things, if you so choose. One thing you will want to know more about is the rules and regulations surrounding the cremation containers.

If you get a cremation package, you may notice that a simple cremation container for the ashes comes with the package. That container is generally a traditional cardboard container that works great, but is very simple and straightforward. It works well to transport ashes and for temporary storage, but not long term.

The biggest rules you will see around urns and cremation containers pertain to travel and to burial. If you are going to travel with cremated remains, especially by plane, there may be some regulations surrounding the urn. You won’t, for example, want anything metal on the urn. You will also want to make sure it has a tight seal so even if it falls over, the contents will not spill out. If you are burying an urn, there will likely have to be a vault around it to protect the grounds in the cemetery and the urn itself. You will want to talk to the individual cemeteries about those regulations.

While there aren’t any ‘rules’ per say about urn size, you will want to know that urns do come in different sizes. You don’t want to get an urn that is way too small for yourself or your loved one. The funeral home can help you figure out what size you need based on the basic height and weight of the person in question.

The other rules are those you set for yourself. What material do you want? Do you want to personalize the urn in any way? It’s easiest to think of the purpose of the urn and go from there. If you are giving your loved one a burial at sea, consider something biodegradable in water. If you are keeping the urn, get something nice that looks good with your décor, and so on.

As you look into more details about cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, the container you use will be a part of that process. The professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel can help you with those and many other details. Just call us at (623) 932-1780 and we can talk about what you might want for options. You don’t have to buy an urn from us, but when we know what you want, we can help point you in the right direction so you can find it. We’re located at 926 S Litchfield Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 and we’re happy to show you options, talk about the choices, and together, give your loved one (or you!) the service befitting a unique and special person.

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