These cremation urns are designed to hold the remains of two individuals. Companion urns are commonly used for a husband and wife. Some have dividers inside that are removable. Each companion urn varies, so please fully read the description of each companion urn for its details.
If you have questions about how to use or personalize our companion urns, please contact us at 877-900-5309 or check out our Complete Guide to Companion Urns, which walks you through everything you need to consider in order to make an informed decision.
Cremation is on the rise as a cost-effective alternative to a standard burial. So couples who are making end-of-life arrangements in the current economy can look into buying a "companion urn" as a simple and budget-friendly option in lieu of purchasing two separate individual urns.
Here are five reason why you and yours should choose a companion cremation urn.
1. Companion Urns Save You Money
Companion urns simplify the storage and display of the couple’s cremated remains by holding both in a single cremation container. This memorial, while larger than a standard urn, is significantly smaller than two urns side-by-side.
This makes for a simpler burial process, a smaller niche in a mausoleum, or easier storage, transportation, and display of the urn. Smaller space, in many cases, translates to lower costs.
Additionally, a single companion cremation urn is almost always cheaper than two of the same design in the individual adult urn size. That's money in the bank for you.
2. Companion Urns Come in Oh So Many Styles
Companion urns are made using a variety of materials, including metal, marble, plastic, wood, and biodegradable materials. Within a given medium, style and designs will vary significantly.
For instance, at Urns Northwest we offer a wide selection of wood companion urns, including lighthouses, old country roads, howling wolves, lovebirds, and many more. Each is also available in several wood choices - walnut, oak, mahogany, etc.
And that's just the wood urns! We also have marble and granite options, ceramic and glass, metal, biodegradable urns, and more.
3. Companion Urns Allow You to Co-Mingle the Ashes
Co-mingling ashes is a powerful symbol of the unity and love you shared in your life together. Many couples, when planning their final arrangements, wish to mix their cremated remains together into a single urn. Companion urns (with a few exceptions) are generally designed for this.
4. Companion Urns Allow You to Keep the Ashes Separate
Many of our wooden companion urns include a removeable interior divider. This option allows you to choose to have the remains co-mingled inside the urn as a symbol of your unity in life and in death (see point #3), or, alternately, to keep the ashes separated to represent your individuality, while still being united forever in a beautiful companion urn as a token of the depth of your love.
5. Companion Urns Keep You Together
That's the main reason. Saving money is good, and having the option to co-mingle or keep the ashes separate is nice too. But ultimately, you want to be together. Companion urns allow you to do this.
Choosing a Companion Cremation Urn
The simplicity, economy, and nearly endless stylistic options make companion urns an affordable choice for the budget shopper, and the symbolism of two united as one makes companion urns the romantic choice. Browse our collection of companion memorials above, and feel free to contact us with any questions.