Choosing the Coffin or Casket
What is the difference between a coffin and
The difference is basically one of design. Coffins are tapered at
the head and foot and are wide at the shoulders. Caskets are
rectangular in shape and are usually constructed of better quality
timbers and feature higher standards of workmanship. Many people
regard the coffin or casket as an important tribute to the deceased
and they are therefore selected with care. However, to spend so
much that it would mean financial difficulties for those left
behind would be misguided.
Personalising the coffin or casket
If you wish, you may personalise the coffin. Here are ideas others
- Use folk art, decoupage or colour
- Apply significant stickers or adornments
- Choose a special fabric interior
- Invite friends to sign the coffin at the ceremony
Your funeral director can show you photographs of a range of
coffins and caskets. However, we recommend that you also make a
visit to see the items at the funeral home.
See our selection range below for descriptions and prices:
Expression Coffins are personalised, image-covered
coffins. You can also supply your own image to create your own
See a range of
Expressions, Unique and Environmental Coffins.