Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Can I make my own Casket?

Of course you can.

I can't say that we see a lot of this sort of thing. I know that I've seen several people that buy a casket on line or through a discount store like Walmart or Costco. All I can say about those is that you get what you pay for and don't hold it against the funeral director if things are not up to standards set by yourself. Also sometimes delivery of those caskets can take longer than through our sources, so plan your funeral accordingly and leave plenty of time. Death is never convenient.

Do-it-yourself Caskets and Coffins

There is a growing trend in people wanting to be more hands-on when it comes to their loved ones funerals. Just know that there is more to it than most people know. Funeral homes do a lot of work that no one ever sees and in some states, such as Michigan, a funeral director is required by law. You can't just bury grandpa in the field out behind the house anymore. But any director worth dealing with will be happy to customize your funeral as much as you'd like, and not everything comes with a hefty price tag. So go ahead, make your own casket, if you'd like. Or customize one of ours. We don't mind at all. Just keep in mind if you make yours, you'll be looking at it until the day you die.


MorningAJ said...

Fascinating stuff! I rather like the trend in 'green' burials over here. The 'casket' is more likely to be a 'basket' (like this) because they are considered more environmentally friendly. I'm not sure I'd attempt to 'do-it-myself' though. :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i kind of like the idea of a 'do it yourself'.
and the 'basket casket', more environmentally friendly type that AJ cool too.

but for me...i just want to be cremated & then scattered :)

Birdie said...

I would love a green burial and that is what my husband I plan on doing. I just want a burlap sack and toss me in! (Legal where I live but only one cemetery does it.)