How To Choose The Right Urn And Keepsake

When it comes to memorialisation, we understand the importance of selecting the right urn to honour your loved one.

Many factors, such as the urn’s size and material, need to be taken into consideration. To help make the process easier for you, here is a list of 5 things to consider when choosing an urn.


First, decide how much of your budget will be allocated to an urn or keepsake. Whilst we understand your desire to give your loved one the best possible send-off, this does not mean that more money spent means better quality.

Choose a budget that is reasonable and you will have the necessary foundation to choose the right urn.


Where will the final resting place of your loved one be? This will determine which type of urn you will choose.

If you are considering scattering their ashes, scattering tubes or inexpensive water burial urns are a good option.

Alternatively, if you wish to keep your loved one close by at home, then you may opt for a grander design that complements your home or stands out.

If you wish to divide the ashes between loved ones and friends, then a smaller keepsake is the best option.


Urns and keepsakes can come in many different materials, including bronze, glass, brass, wood, ceramic, marble, and more.

If you have decided on the purpose of your urn, this helps to narrow down which material you will select. For example, biodegradable urns are popular for burials as they allow your loved one to return to nature.

A Gentle Touch Funerals recommends choosing a material that embodies your loved one’s personality and passions.

Brass urns and keepsakes are a classic choice, while marble reflects grandeur and permanence. Glass urns, however, can demonstrate inner reflection and light. There are a wide range of options available.


This is the most practical consideration when choosing an urn. If you plan on using a vault, we recommend that you call your funeral director in advance to find out the size available, as some columbariums operate with tight niches.

If this is the case, height, diameter, and width will need to be considered.


This is perhaps the most important step in choosing your urn or keepsake as it allows you to honour your loved one in a unique way.

Colour, engravings, and themes are all methods of personalising an urn.

Honour your loved one through a specific flower-themed urn if they loved nature, or honour their passion for Australia’s seas with a coastal beach theme.

Whatever you decide, there will be an option available for you.

Cremation urns are a great way to honour an individual on an intimate and personal level. 

Located in Mudgeeraba QLD, we create urns and keepsakes with artistic flare and depth of meaning that are available to you.

You can view our entire range of options and purchase online here. Alternatively, you can contact us for more information regarding our unique and exclusive urns.

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