The funeral of a loved one is a very trying time, especially if you are the one having to plan for it. There are plenty of decisions to be made, from choosing flowers to arranging a wake. One of the biggest decisions of the day is picking out a coffin. There are plenty of choices that you can pick, but it can be hard to know what will be best.
Here are some helpful tips for picking out a coffin for your loved one.
Traditional coffins have and will probably always be the most popular option when it comes to choosing a coffin, but this doesn’t mean you don’t get variety to choose from. Traditional coffins can come in a range of materials, from classic brown wood to more unique shades of white.
Green coffins are designed to be good for the environment, using biodegradable, eco-friendly materials. You can expect to find options made out of bamboo and willow. They also have the benefit of usually having a very unique design, perfect for a loved one who was never a traditional person.
If you’re having a non-traditional funeral, consider using a picture coffin. You can have a design such as flowers, the sky, cars or space printed onto the coffin, perfect for showing off your loved one’s interests and hobbies. You can choose from stock images or pick your own to feature.
If your loved one does not desire a traditional burial, they may make it clear to you that they want to be cremated instead. This could be for environmental reasons of not taking up space, or because they want their ashes kept or scattered somewhere that meant something to them.
You then have the decision of how to store their ashes. You may choose an ashes scattering tube as temporary storage before the scattering or want something a bit more ornate and sentimental if you’re planning on keeping the ashes.
Traditional, Colourful And Eco-Friendly Coffins
If you’re looking for a great selection of coffins that will help put your loved one in their final resting place, get in touch today with Stockman & Loram Funeral Service. There are perfect options for whatever you need, from traditional wooden coffins to more unique options. This includes wicker coffins and picture coffins, where you can select from a wide range of images or add your own picture. We also stock the largest collection of cremation urns in the southwest, if this is the route you are planning on going down.
We offer funeral plans that can assist you with putting your loved one to rest, so get in touch today with one of our teams in Torquay/Paignton by calling 01803 552 112 or 01803 843 710. To find out more about the complete range of services we offer, visit our website now.