Most everyone that chooses to have a loved one crematedchooses to have the urn engraved with information about his or her loved one. Popular sentiments include their name, date of birth and date of passing, and a small message. This way, while the engraved urn sits on a mantel or in a mausoleum, they can have a mini memorial for the loved one inside. Engraved urns are especially popular for those that have a family mausoleum or columbarium used to house the ashes of an entire family line.
Engraving is a simple way to create a memorial out of an urn instead of simply having a nice vase set on the mantel. This is partly why engraving is a timeless classic. You can make urns look different, even if they are the exact same urn as others simply by the words you choose and the lettering font that you choose to put on your urn.
The type of letter font you choose should have something to do with the loved one. For example, if your loved one was an elegant woman who loved fancy dress and nice parties, a scroll script would be appropriate. Most men find Old English appropriate, especially for those that served in the military.
No matter what type of letter style you choose, engraved urns will always be a timeless classic. It is even a tradition in some older families to have engraved urns so that they can proudly display it with the rest of the family urns.