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Coffin Choices – Have you made yours?

By AdFeatures  |  Posted: September 13, 2012

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Generally speaking, there’s reluctance in the UK when it comes to talking about funerals, and so many people are buried or cremated in a coffin chosen by their family.

There are more choices than ever before when it comes to coffins . It’s no longer a case of choosing a traditional casket made from different types of wood; your coffin can be as unique as you are.

You may want to look into pre paid funeral plans which allow you to arrange many aspects of your funeral service at today’s prices relieving the burden on family and friends.

Below is a quick look at some of the less traditional coffins that are now available:

Cardboard coffins

A cardboard coffin may not sound like the most glamorous way to bow out of this world, but there are a variety of colours and designs to choose from to celebrate a person’s life. If cost and environmental issues are important then this is suitable option.

Picture coffins

It’s also possible to get a coffin with a particular image printed on it, this could relate to a hobby or passion such as flowers, scenic views or a favourite sport, but it can be anything from a family tartan to an army regiment badge.

Wool

Coffins made from wool are a softer, natural alternative for a more environmentally friendly funeral service. People who want this type of funeral may choose a woodland burial ground as the final resting place.

Willow

Willow, also known as Wicker or Basket Coffin due to the weave & materials used has become more popular in recent years and is another environmentally friendly option. Coffins can also be made in other materials such Banana Leaf and Water Hyacinth.

Summary

Whether you’re choosing a coffin for a loved one or for yourself as part of a funeral plan, it’s a positive thing to do. There are many choices available so you can choose one that not only reflects your life or that of a loved one, but also suits your budget.

Author Bio: The Co-operative Funeralcare has more information online regarding coffins, funeral flowers and other aspects of funerals. If you want to consider paying in advance for your funeral at today’s prices, you can also find out more about prepaid funeral plans at http://www.co-operativefuneralcare.co.uk

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