Sunday, June 10, 2018

What Size Are Cremation Urns?

What Size Are Cremation Urns?  If you would prefer to watch our YouTube video on this subject, with visuals that help explain the various size factors for funeral urns and keepsakes, please click here:

Everyone at some time will face the death of a loved one.  

Over 50% of funerals are cremations,

so here are some critical points when buying an urn or keepsake.

1. The Weight to Volume Formula  

The Formula is: 1 lb. of healthy weight becomes 1 cubic inch of ashes.  

If your loved one weighed 180 lbs., buy an urn that’s at least 180 cubic inches. 

Most urns are 200 cubic inches. 

There are smaller sizes, as well as larger sizes.

2. Intended Location 

If you want to keep the urn at home, consider its dimensions. 

For a china cabinet or shelving unit, measure the shelf height. 

Or, if you prefer a columbarium niche, ask about height options.

3. Disposition of the Ashes 

Some families conduct a Scattering Ceremony. 

If scattering, you may choose to keep some ashes in a keepsake. 

Or, you can put mementos instead of ashes into a keepsake,

like a small photo, a lock of hair, a poem or letter.

4. Dividing the Ashes 

Another choice is dividing the ashes among family members. 

If so, use “The Formula” to add up the sizes of keepsakes to hold all the ashes:

1 lb. of healthy body weight = 1 cubic inch of ashes.  

A keepsake for each person’s home will inspire loving memories.

5. Your Loved One’s Personality 

To capture the spirit of your loved one, consider their style. 

What made them happy?  What was their favorite color? 

It may take some searching, but you’ll know the right urn when you see it.

There can be great comfort in having properly memorialized your loved one.

See all of our inspiring funeral urns & keepsakes at our Canadian web store, or in our USA web store,  And please use our “Friends & Family” promo code FAF10 in either web site, for 10% off, with Free Shipping!


  1. I have a huge collection of Ceramic Urns in UK, i love to make collection of beautiful urns around the web, you have a unique blog.

  2. Thank you for sharing this idea, We got our pet urn when our dog died and have a pet cremation chantilly . Nowadays, there's a lot of options of pet urns for our beloved fur baby, we can customized it also.