The term “scattering urn” refers to a type of urn designed to hold the cremated remains of a loved one and be placed in a specific area for scattering or spreading the ashes.
The purpose of scattering ashes is to fulfill the final wishes of the deceased person. The cremated remains are the last physical reminder of the person who has passed away. Scattering urns are for people who want to spread their loved one’s ashes at a location that has special meaning to them. This may be on land or water, for example.
Some families choose to scatter ashes off of a boat or ship, at a certain place such as a favorite fishing location, or even in space.