Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Keepsake, and a Shared Urn?

Many urns are not intended to hold all of a person’s cremated remains. Some of these urns are used as shared urns or as keepsakes for family members. In The Light Urns provides options in a variety of sizes to meet your unique needs.

Shared Urns

For some families, more than one person would like to have an urn and participate in the scattering of ashes. This is what shared urns are created for. Shared urns are generally quite a bit smaller than an adult-sized urn. For example, this scattering urn holds 225 cubic inches of ashes for the adult-sized urn, and 60 cubic inches in the shared urn. Shared urns are also useful for families who wish to have different scattering urns to take to various locations.

Keepsake Urns

Although any shared urn could become a keepsake, keepsake urns are specifically designed to be kept by family members. They hold a very small amount of ashes. Some of our keepsake urns are miniature versions of full-sized urns we offer, such as the Lifetime Hourglass Cremation Urn Keepsakes. Others, including our keychain keepsakes, are unique designs meant to be easy to keep close to you. We also create customized scattering tubes, which are small enough to allow a larger number of family members and friends to share in the scattering experience.

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