The loss of a loved one is a challenging period for the beloved family and we are often asked how to insert ashes into a cremation urn. Most funeral homes or crematoriums will perform this service for you, but if that is not the case we have included some tips to make filling an urn a little easier for you:
Once the cremation process finishes the crematorium will handle you the ashes within a temporary container – plastic bag, plastic box or cardboard with a metal ID tag inside the container. It is recommended that when inserting the ashes you should place the metal ID into the urn.
Although there are many different materials, shapes and designs, you should be careful when selecting an urn for the beloved one and should take in consideration the capacity of the urn you would like you purchase. Each pound prior to cremation is equal to a cubic inch of ashes- so when selecting an urn for someone who weighed 200 pounds, you will need an urn with a capacity of 200 cubic inches or larger.
Methods for inserting ashes
There are three different types of transferring ashes into a cremation urn – either you can transfer the entire bag with the cremains into the urn, or pour the ashes directly into the urn, or pour the ashes from the container into a new plastic bag inside the urn. We have included a step by step guide how to fulfil an urn below:
First you would need to grab some helpful tools like a sheet of newspaper to lay the urn and another one to create a funnel, gloves (optional), scissors, towel and a glue to seal the urn (preferable if there is no secure screws, rubber plug or threaded metal plug);
Second start transferring the ashes by following these steps:
These are the steps that you need to follow to ensure that you have inserted safety the cremains of a loved one.
Our products are now part of the crematorium's portfolio of memorials...read more
Having a consultation about your last wishes may not be the most cheerful conversation, but more and more people are starting to understand the benefits of pre-planning your memorial service.read more
These fascinating religious traditions show that cremation can be a moving, spiritual, and even creative choice...read more
Although cremation is becoming more and more popular, it actually has deep historical roots, dating back at least 20,000 years...read more
Funerals from around the world can truly remind us that people grieve in different ways.read more