Eulogy for a Funeral
How a Funeral Helps With Grief
Planning Luncheons After Funerals
Environmentally Friendly Funerals
How Afterlife Beliefs Affect Funerals
Funerals for Famous People
Funerals Around The World
Funeral Director Licenses
A Guide to Choosing the Casket That Fits Your Family’s Needs
With such an amazing number of varieties of funeral caskets available on today’s memorial market, knowing which to choose for your needs can be quite a challenge. The history of funeral caskets will show a long line of ever-evolving works of art, from the archaic 'coffin' to the sleek and modern appeareance of the metal caskets of today. As with anything else, your choice of funeral caskets will largely depend on which aspects are most valuable to you. Here is a brief guide to several types of funeral caskets currently available.
If environmental concerns are important to you, wooden funeral caskets may be what you’re looking for. These funeral caskets have a polished shine to them, but are sure not to be a hindrance to Mother Nature’s work once they are buried in the ground. These funeral caskets can be made from pine, pieta, and other types of wood, and work well for those who believe that the simpler the details of a funeral, the better.
Is sleekness is an important element in a casket for you; there are plenty of options available. Are funeral caskets that remind you of a Cadillac what you are looking for? Stainless steel funeral caskets will no doubt be of interest to you. These funeral caskets give the appearance of style and taste, and should hold up longer in the ground. They may cost a little more than wooden funeral caskets, but for those to whom style is king, the price is usually not an issue. You can also get oversized steel funeral caskets as well if there does not seem to be enough room in typical steel funeral caskets, and either can come in a number of different colors, including light grey, dark red, white, light pink, and gold.
Perhaps you are interested in funeral caskets that are both ornate and strong. Semi-precious metal caskets may be for you. With their light brown color, semi-precious metal funeral caskets give the appearance of wood, except that they are much stronger underground. These funeral caskets can also come with a copper lining on top, which can be artistically made with a number of attractive designs. Semi-precious metal funeral caskets are manufactured from a variety of different metals, ranging from bronze to gold and are usually very elaborately designed to evoke centuries of memorial tradition.
If you and your family have suffered the loss of a child, it may be of some comfort to know that the memorial industry offers funeral caskets made specifically for children. These funeral caskets are generally smaller than those for adults. These funeral caskets come in wood, steel, and bronze, and range in size from infant to young adult. You can also get biodegradable funeral caskets if your infant has passed away. Child funeral caskets can have all of the same grace and sleekness that adult funeral caskets have, and they can be adorned with all of the fittings needed to capture the spirit of childhood during your memorial service. You will be pleased to learn that many of them can also be somewhat more affordable as well. With all of the grief in your life right now, the cost of funeral caskets should be one less burden that you should have to face, and children funeral caskets are helpful in that regard.
Some, anticipating cremation do not wish to spend large amounts of money on funeral caskets. Indeed, for them, the funeral is the only time at which the funeral casket will be needed. A wooden cremation funeral casket is probably their best bet in situations like this. Why would you want to make the mistake of spending a lot of extra money if it is not necessary? Cremation funeral caskets can be surprisingly affordable and appear just as dignified as funeral caskets that will be laid in the ground.
Finally, if you are Jewish, and you are interested in funeral caskets that reflect your heritage, you might consider Jewish funeral caskets. These funeral caskets, made from your choice of either ash wood or hard wood come in a number of different shapes and styles, and have the Star of David engraved upon them, along with wooden handle bars on the sides. These funeral caskets are also very environmentally friendly as well. In addition to that, they are often constructed by Orthodox Jews who honor the Sabbath, and do not work on Jewish holy days either.