Cremation urns come in two basic models. The first is cremation urns for pets, these are often much larger than a cremation urn for people because they have to be able to hold the cubic weight in inches of the pet. Because people are often smaller than many pets, such as a horse or very large dog, cremation urns for people can come in several shapes, sizes, and even different styles. Many people choose to use simple urns because the decision of choosing an urn while grieving is very difficult.
Because of this, many people have been choosing their urns before their own passing. Not only does this ensure that they will get the urn that they would like to have, but also they can have something custom made for them if they do not find what they are looking for. In many cases, cremation urns for people are becoming more eccentric and unusual than a traditional vase looking urn that it has been for centuries. Many people are choosing to have their ashes pressurized into diamonds, or turned into a piece of ceramic pottery instead of being inside a piece of ceramic pottery.
Many people are enjoying the unique ways that they can immortalize themselves over using the traditional urn. Custom urns allow a person to show their creativity even in death which is why so many are choosing to select their own before passing instead of allowing their family to do it for them after they pass on.