Airplane Safe Cremation Urns

Urn in BaggaeLosing a loved one is painful enough without having to deal with the added stress of airline travel. It is a reality that you may have to face with so many families scattered throughout the country and beyond the continent. Other times, loved ones request to be scattered in a particular location of special significance that may be a far distance from where you live. Fortunately, the TSA is understands these matters and permits air travel with a cremation urn. There are a few guidelines that you need to know in advance that will make your experience that much smoother and less worrisome.

Carry-On Baggage
Travelers are permitted to bring a cremation urn as part of their carry-on luggage, but the container must be screened through X-ray security like the rest of their possessions. If the urns made of metal or another material that prevents the security team from clearly viewing its contents, then the urn will not be cleared through the security checkpoint. If this is the case, the TSA suggests purchasing a temporary crematory container made of a lighter weight material such as wood or plastic that can be successfully screened.

Checked Baggage
An urn may be checked with baggage as long as it is properly screened. The urn will be screened for explosive materials using a variety of standard, and respectful, techniques. Once cleared, the urn will be approved as checked baggage. Please note that some airlines do not allow cremated remains as checked baggage so make sure to check with your carrier before embarking on your air travel journey.

Additional Urn Travel Facts
• Out of respect to the deceased and their family and friends, under no circumstances will a screener open the container, even if the passenger requests this be done.
• Documentation from the funeral home is not sufficient to carry a crematory container through security and onto a plane without screening.

Please check with your air carrier about other restrictions that may apply.

Facts and guidelines provided by the Transportation Security Administration. For more information on flying with a cremation urn, please visit Transporting Cremated Remains or

Customizing A Cremation Urn

When choosing a cremation urn, everyone wants to find a beautiful memorial that celebrates the life of his or her loved one. Engraved Urns

You want an urn as unique as your loved one, and while it can be difficult to find an urn that lives up to this goal, customizing the urn can help to set it apart and make it a fitting resting place that showcases the personality of the departed.

Engraved and Inscribed Urns

One of the simplest ways to customize an urn is to get professional engraving, preferably from the company that sells the urn. Funeral urn companies tend to be familiar with the different materials for urns and have a better idea of how to set an attractive inscription or engraved picture on their materials than a third-party engraver. This ensures a consistent look and an accurate reproduction of text or a picture, regardless of the urn’s material or other qualities.

Most urns can be engraved quickly, as engraved urns are a popular option among the bereaved for creating a unique tribute to the departed. A tasteful inscription can add to the beauty of a person’s final resting place and carry on their memory. Families can show the humor or the wisdom of a loved one with the right quote or summarize the impact that the departed had on the lives around him or her.

Choosing an Engraving

There’s no wrong inscription for an urn, as long as the material and size of the inscription is taken into consideration. A quote from the departed, a favorite passage from a book or Bible, or a simple line describing the departed can make an urn a fitting tribute. Some urn companies can also engrave a picture, either of the departed or of something significant in the person’s life, depending on the urn. A picture effectively customizes an urn and can look especially beautiful when set in bronze or another fine metal.

Customized Urn Designs

Urns are available in a wide variety of designs, and many family members decide to match their urn choice with the hobbies, career or interests of the departed. Theme urns can also be combined with an inscription to show part of a loved one’s personality and to celebrate what was most important to him or her.

For example, sports urns can be a great choice for an athlete or a lifelong fan, either with a simple design that represents the sport or an engraving of a team logo. A great inscription could be a memorable quote from the departed, either related or unrelated to the theme of the urn.

Cremation urns are available for music lovers, sports lovers and others in tasteful options that show some aspect of your loved one’s life. Urn for ashes materials include wood, glass and metals, which provide different visual qualities for a memorial.

An urn can be a delicate symbol that provides immense comfort in a very trying time. Its purpose isn’t just to hold the remains of a loved one; it’s a loving way to keep their memory close. Customizing an urn with different materials, designs and engraving is an excellent way to create a beautiful memorial with the quality and unique appearance necessary to help loved ones through a difficult part of life.

Funeral Advice Mobile Application

Funeral AdviceWe are giving away a free iPhone 4 to one reviewer of our mobile application Funeral Advice.

Learn More about Funeral Advice

In the Light Urns has released a mobile that application that helps families during their time of loss. The application is filled with information about losing a loved one and provides a great deal of insight to the inner workings of the funeral industry. After losing a loved one it can difficult to make all the funeral decisions. Many times, families will choose someone with funeral experience, that has lost a loved one and has been part of planning a funeral. But if you have not been part of planning a funeral, the amount of choices and information is great and a little help is very nice. So In the Light Urns has created a mobile application on Android and the iPhone that helps with these difficult choices.

The application includes steps that should be taken after losing a loved one such as: contacting everyone and meeting. Funeral Advice also gives general funeral information, which can be helpful when making choices such as planning green burial or cremation. There are some general funeral etiquette questions that people may have and that is discussed in At the Funeral. Several common phrases of sympathy are listed that give you well constructed statements that can help communicate your feelings. Also included in Funeral Advice is two short films that illustrate Funeral Celebrations and Green Burial. These films capture some of the industry leaders’ instruction and advice. Joe Sehee of the Green Burial Council talks about what is green burial and Glenda Stansbury from Insight Books discusses Funeral Celebrants. These videos give a concise and clear description of each subject and are very helpful to view before planning a funeral. And after learning about funerals, there is also a shop to find pricing on caskets and urns.

It’s very important to help families that have lost a loved one and we work hard to ensure that we are bringing a great deal of value to our customers and community. Our goal at In the Light Urns is to help you after losing a loved one. In order to do that we must continue to provide excellent products and services to our customers. Launching this mobile application is an initiative to continue to be a leading provider of information to familes that have lost a loved one and also fulfilling our commitment to help those in need. Our values make it very important to us to do all we can to help. We are dedicated to families and our industry and take great reverence in our work. Working hard to be a pillar for your during a time loss In the Light Urns will continue to provide excellent and complimentary information about funerals and cremation.

We have chosen to provide application free of charge, so that it can help as many people as possible. Written by funeral professional and host of Funeral Director’s Chat Nancy Burban, Funeral Advice has a great deal of important information. We are very pleased with the launch of this mobile application and encourage you to download it. Also if you review the application, you are eligible to win a new iPhone. Currently the application has five stars on the iPhone after 10 reviews. There are few reviews and chances of winning the iPhone are not bad, so review the Funeral Advice application now.

Photo Engraved Urns Add a Personalized Touch

Photo engraved urns are gaining popularity as more people today choose cremation.  This is especially true when loved ones are planning to put the urn on display in their home, office, or even a private area.  Photo engraved urns add a personal touch and sentimental value; each time you view the urn of the deceased, you will be reminded of the love you shared and the good times that were enjoyed.

All urns are beautiful; some people choose to bury their loved ones urn, some choose scattering urns if the deceased expressed their wishes to be scattered in an area they particularly enjoyed or spent a lot of time at, such as a lake or mountain.  Those who choose to keep the memorial in their home may choose photo engraved urns, simply because they are beautiful and have deep meaning.

There are two ways in which photo engraved urns are created.  A printed picture may be displayed on the urn with a frame, or it can be engraved in to the surface.  Typically, this process can be done on an urn that is crafted of marble, wood or brass and the results are exquisite.  There is something very special and heart-felt about having a loved ones picture engraved on an urn, and it often helps loved ones keep an image in mind of a time when their loved one was vibrant and healthy.

Those who choose photo engraved urns can rest assured that the results will be exquisite as skilled craftsmen engage in custom creations every day.  When you want something out of the ordinary to memorialize a loved one, there is quite simply nothing that rivals an urn with a photo on it.

Nothing can bring a loved one back, and while the pain of losing someone you love is always there, it does subside a bit over time.  For some, photo engraved urns serve as a constant reminder of a loved one who has gone on; they may also help in beginning the healing process, so that in the future as you reflect on the departed you can do so with peace in your heart.

Cremation Process – Elisa Krcileka

Elisa Krcileka, a funeral director from Illinois discusses the process after losing a loved one. She illustrates a great deal of the information that you need to know if someone has passed. This kind of video is very important for people to see and it is another example of how technology has enriched our lives.

She reviews the many important legal documents that need to be completed after death. Also typical process of the cremation and your relationship with the funeral home/ crematorium.

In the Light Urns has created a useful guide after someone passes. Its called four steps to take after losing a loved one and provides more information to help you during this time.

Very important and practical information.