To most people, a casket, also known as a coffin, means more than just a funerary box containing the deceased person’s body. The casket may contain unique features or be customized as you wish to represent the individual. This, at times, makes it overwhelming when selecting the coffin for a loved one you lost recently; you may not know what would represent them well or the coffin design they would have preferred.

The most popular customized caskets include metal caskets made of standard steel, copper or bronze, wood caskets, and half-couch lidded caskets. Below are some of the more creative casket ideas that people have chosen to memorialize a loved one or celebrate something they themselves loved in life.

Casket Customized in the Shape of Your Loved Pet

If you are a pet or animal lover, you can have a casket customized in the shape of your beloved pet. You may also decide to have the front or rear part have the shape of the animal. For example, if you love cats, you can design the front part of the casket to have a cat’s head shape.

Guitar Shaped Casket for Music Lovers

If you are a music lover, you may decide to customize a casket in the shape of your preferred instrument, which includes a guitar. Robert Nogoy, a coffin manufacturer from Manila, even designed a coffin with a karaoke machine in the interior.

Eco-friendly Caskets

If you want to be part of the “green burial” movement or want to leave less of a carbon footprint on the earth, then having a biodegradable casket could be a good option. Of course, protecting our environment to ensure sustainability should be a goal for everyone. The most popular biodegradable caskets include woven fiber and wicker caskets, softwood caskets, and cardboard caskets. Some even allow the remains to become a nutrient source for a growing tree.

How We Can Help

At Strouf Funeral Home, we are honored to serve you through the cremation or burial service. We also explain the available casket options and provide detailed pricing information to help you make decisions. Contact us today to learn more about our services.