Selecting a casket is an integral part of making funeral arrangements. Several factors influence your choice and determine its value. Choose from a variety of materials, designs and features to make the casket special for the funeral service you arrange.
What to Know When Selecting Caskets
Material: What it’s made of
Burial caskets are commonly available in either metal or wood. Some prefer metal for its durability, design/color options and high-quality finishes. Others are drawn to the warmth and natural beauty of wood. We provide a range of styles in a variety of metals and wood species, so you can choose the right casket for your loved one.
Design: What it looks like
- Details make a difference, including considerations such as:
Style, grade and color of interior fabric
- Color and level of finish – brushed or painted metals, highly polished or satin woods
- Shape (based on the workmanship and materials involved) – from simpler, lower-priced square caskets to higher-valued rounded urn designs
- How handles and other hardware complement the casket’s overall appearance
Personalization: How it represents your loved one’s life
Family Choices® is a way to personalize your choice to reflect individual interests, passions and history. Several options provide an opportunity to personalize with meaningful words, symbols or other reminders of a unique life story.