A casket is the rectangular box in which a body is laid before it is buried.
In some cases, open casket visitation allows family and friends to view
the deceased prior to burial; the casket may also be present during the
funeral services before it is transported to the final resting site. Today,
there are a wide variety of casket styles available, allowing families
to choose the casket that best suits their personal preferences and budget when
planning a funeral service.
Consider Both Features and Price
A casket may be simple or ornate, depending on your preferences and the
personality of your loved one. There are many types of caskets available
at a range of price points, allowing families to choose a casket that
is suitable both in style and cost. Asking your funeral home for a list
of prices can help you get started, as well as discussing your preferences
and any desires your loved one may have had. Your funeral director can
help you find the right balance to ensure you are satisfied with the casket
choice you make.
Keep Looking Until You Find the Right One
Your loved one’s casket should be a reflection of their lifestyle,
their values, and their personality. Funeral homes often only store a
limited number of sample caskets onsite, so don’t be afraid to ask
to see a catalog for more styles or options if you don’t find one
you like. If you do see a casket you like but want to consider alternate
colors or further options, your funeral director can provide this information
as well to ensure you find exactly the right match.
Choosing a casket for a loved one is the first step in planning a personalized
funeral that memorializes their unique character. At Leak & Sons Funeral
Homes, we will work with you to find the casket and design the funeral
services that best
memorialize your loved one. You can learn more about our funeral home in Chicago, IL, and the funeral
services we offer on the web or by calling (773) 846-6567.