When making arrangements with funeral homes in Cottage Grove, OR, you might want to make the services personalized for your loved one. While this can be done with the funeral service itself, another opportunity to show your loved one’s personality is with the design of the casket.
The casket is a major part of your loved one’s funeral and not only serves as their final resting place but also a representation of their life and personality. While many caskets come in standard designs, there are several design elements that can be personalized.
Selecting the Casket Material
Choosing the material for the casket will be the first step in designing a personalized look. Caskets come in several types of materials including steel, stainless steel, bronze, and copper, as well as wooden options made from cherry, mahogany, oak, pine, and more.
The type of material can provide a certain type of feeling. For example, a sleek stainless steel casket has a more modern feel than say a warm mahogany wood does. Select a material that represents your loved one.
Designing the Interior
When it comes to the interior of the casket, you will have several options to personalize the look. First, with the lining. While most caskets come with a standard lining, you have the opportunity to choose another type such as satin or velvet as well as color. Popular color choices are white and purple but many colors are available.
You can also customize the interior by personalizing the symbol that is found on the interior of the casket’s lid.
Adding an Image
With today’s technology, it is possible to add an image to the outside of the casket. This could be a photo of the deceased, a collage that includes some of their life highlights, or something completely different such as a logo of their favorite sports team. This image can be placed anywhere on the casket and can be small or cover the entire exterior.
Another way to customize your loved one’s casket is with the selection of ornamental features on the outside of the casket. This can include things such as the handles and hinges as well as decorative elements and embellishments.
Caskets today can be found with an array of memory drawers and secret compartments. These spaces are great for adding personal mementos that you would like your loved one to be buried with. Some items that families add include things like photographs, letters written to the deceased, special piece of jewelry, books, and more. By approaching the casket, seeing our loved ones, and being able to say to them the words we need to, we can find closure and start to heal.
You can see that there are several ways to design your loved one’s casket that can make it as unique as they were. While it is wonderful to have all of these options, for some, it may feel a little overwhelming. In this case, it’s always nice to take another family member or a friend with you for extra support (and a second opinion).
If you would like more information on casket options or other services from funeral homes in Cottage Grove, OR., give us a call anytime as we are always here to help.