Best Caskets: What are they?
A funeral home or crematory is a business which sells coffins, urns and other funerary items. A funeral director is responsible for the overall care of the deceased person’s remains after death. They are trained to embalm and prepare bodies for burial. Funeral homes usually charge from $1,000-$5,000 per body (or $200-$600 per head) depending on size and location.
Cremation is another option for cremated remains. It costs less than traditional burial because it does not involve the dissection of the body. Instead, a small amount of ashes are placed into a container and heated up until they become vaporized. These ashes can then be scattered over your family’s gravesite at no additional cost.
There are many different types of crematoriums and prices vary widely depending on where you live. However, most crematories will provide you with a list of cremation providers near your area.
What is the difference between Red Caskets and White Caskets?
Red caskets are those used in funeral homes. They have been specially designed to withstand high temperatures without melting down. They are made out of metal and come in various colors such as black, blue, brown, green, gray or white. They can typically be purchased from a local funeral home.
White caskets are used by people who want to be cremated. They are usually made out of wood and painted white.
Do I need a casket to be cremated?
No, it is not necessary to have a casket to be cremated. In fact, most people who choose to be cremated purchase a simple container for their ashes. These containers can be made out of a variety of materials such as wood, plastic, or cardboard. You may also choose to scatter the ashes yourself without a container.
What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?
A coffin is the box used to bury a person after they have died. The term is mainly used when talking about burials. A casket is a type of box used to hold a corpse for viewing purposes during a funeral.
What is the best type of cheap casket?
While it is true that some people may want to buy a fancy casket, these can be very expensive. Consider looking at some of your local funeral homes for their cheapest models. They are usually very functional and may be just as nice as other more expensive ones.
Other people choose to build their own caskets. There are many different resources on the internet that explain how to make one out of plywood.
Does size matter?
Yes, it does! If you choose a cheap casket, it may not be the right size for your body. Make sure you know the height and weight of the deceased so that you can get the right size casket. This will make the funeral process go a lot smoother.
What is a Casket Liner?
This is a padded fabric that goes inside the casket to provide extra comfort for the corpse. They can also be used to provide extra support for the body after it begins to deteriorate. They are not necessary to have, but they can make the viewing process a lot more comfortable for those viewing the deceased.
What should I look for in a casket liner?
You want to make sure that the fabric is stain resistant and has a durable quality to it. Be careful of liners that have stitches around the edges. These are likely to burst when the body begins to deteriorate.
How do I transport the casket?
This is very simple. Your local funeral home or handelers may provide transportation for your caskets. Otherwise, you can rent a truck from various businesses in your area.
Whom should I choose for my funeral director and handelers?
This is an important decision. The people you choose to handle your funeral will be involved in every aspect from the removal of the body to the transportation of the body and if you choose a casket, the placement of the body inside the casket. It is important that you trust these people as this will be a big part of your final goodbye to your loved one.
What should I look for in funeral directors?
You want to make sure the funeral home you choose is well maintained and organized. The people who work there should be respectful and not appear to be indifferent about their job. Look around to see what else they have to offer as far as add-ons to your funeral.
The best funeral homes will have a special room set aside for the viewing of the deceased before the funeral. This room is equipped with chairs and a special table for flowers.
What should I look for in a Handeler?
This person will be directly involved with the removal of the body from wherever it has been resting, bathing the body, and then dressing it for the casket. They may also help with the transportation of the body to the funeral home. As with choosing your funeral director, it is very important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose.
What should I look for in a hearse?
A hearse is a very simple vehicle that is designed to transport the casket and the handelers. It has a special compartment that is usually towards the back of the vehicle. This compartment can be raised or lowered to accommodate the height of the casket. You may choose to have an old fashioned horse drawn carriage lead the funeral procession if you wish to add a personal touch to your loved ones sendoff.
Sources & references used in this article:
The theme of the three caskets by S Freud – The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological …, 1958 – pep-web.org
Articulated bed for positioning human bodies in caskets by KD Maguire – US Patent 5,231,741, 1993 – Google Patents
From royal caskets to relic containers: two ivory caskets from Burgos and Madrid by A Shalem – Muqarnas Online, 1994 – brill.com
Lining device for caskets and the like by CW Lusby – US Patent 2,544,168, 1951 – Google Patents