Burial urns not only hold the remains of your loved one who has passed, to many they also represent the soul and wishes of the deceased. The ritual of cremation goes back thousands of years, in fact some evidence has placed it back as far as 26,000 years ago.
While this is certainly not a new ritual, it is just becoming a popular method of memorializing your loved one in the past few decades. Burial urns can be chosen that represent the personality and likes of the deceased, many that even relate to areas of the deceased loved ones life such as military service. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, burial urns are not plain ordinary square boxes with no design or beauty.
Religion and culture plays a big role in what should be done with a loved ones remains when they pass. Some religions have strict and complex rules that will determine how the remains are buried depending upon how strict you choose to follow these rules. Choosing cremation is a completely natural choice, as the body is returned to the ashes from where it came.
Burial urns for ashes hold these ashes, whether you decide upon ground burial, scattering of ashes, or keeping them in your home. For those who choose this method, it can create peace in their mind knowing that unlike traditional burial, the body will not lay in a casket underground and slowly decay over time. When cremation is chosen, the body can become one with earth. This is healthy for the earth in these times of environmental concerns, and biodegradable burial urns are often chosen.
Combining the ashes of more than one loved one into a single urn is also something that is very sentimental to some, but cannot be done with traditional burial. Large burial urns are made so that in the event of a tragedy that takes more than one of your loved ones, such as your parents, their remains may be combined so that they can be together in love and spirit forever.
As time goes on, people are learning that traditional burial requires a large amount of space which is more difficult to come by, and the costs are astronomical. Choosing cremation does not mean that the life of your loved one who has passed was less valuable or meaningless. Quite the contrary, in fact. Burial urns, while much less costly and often earth friendly, are the perfect way to allow your loved one to meld peacefully back into nature.