What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?
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 have used.
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 for descriptions and prices: