Capturing the spirit of a loved one’s life is so important when planning a funeral service, and there are many unique ways to showcase people’s personalities. Some families share stories, display personal items, or have their loved one’s favorite flowers. More than ever, personalized caskets have become a special way to commemorate a life.
Saying your final goodbyes to someone you cared for deeply is difficult. That’s why we are here to help walk you through the process of creating a unique and beautiful personalized casket. So many options are available to make your loved one’s final resting place a joyous tribute to their legacy.
Creating a custom casket will bring the joy of your family member’s life to their funeral or memorial service. As we will explore below, a personalized casket is an easy, affordable, and unique way to bring those special details to light.
What is the Process for Customizing a Casket?
At SkyCaskets, we understand that personalizing a casket can be important in honoring your loved one’s memory. Our team is dedicated to making the custom casket process as simple and stress-free as possible during this challenging time. By working closely with our in-house design staff, you can focus on preparing for the funeral service while we take care of the details.
Here are the five easy steps for designing a custom casket that truly reflects your loved one’s personality and interests:
Brainstorm ideas – Before beginning the customization process, take some time to think about what elements would best represent your loved one. Consider their hobbies, favorite colors, and any meaningful photos or symbols that you’d like to incorporate into the casket design.
Share your vision with us – Reach out to us by phone or through our user-friendly online form to discuss your ideas and provide details about your desired custom casket design. Our team is here to help bring your vision to life.
Collaborate on the design – Our experienced design department will work closely with you to transform your ideas into a tangible design. Once we’ve developed the personalized features, we’ll send you a design proof for your review and final approval. This ensures that you’re completely satisfied with the end result.
Allow time for customization – The process of personalizing your casket typically takes one to two business days. If you submit your design request in the morning, you can expect to receive the proof within one day. For requests submitted in the afternoon, it may take up to two business days to complete the design.
Shipping and delivery – After customization, your bespoke casket will be shipped directly to the funeral home, just like any other in-stock casket. Please note that funeral homes and directors are legally required to accept caskets from third-party vendors, so you won’t encounter any issues in this regard. Shipping charges are calculated separately and will be discussed with you during the ordering process.
By following these simple steps, you can create a unique and personalized casket that truly honors the memory of your loved one. At SkyCaskets, we’re committed to providing exceptional service and support during this difficult time, ensuring that every detail is handled with care and compassion.
In What Ways Can a Casket Be Customized?
When creating a custom casket, the sky’s the limit. Personalization options include:
- Specific colors
- Photo collage
- Religious symbols
- Custom head panel
- Lining fabric
We’ve had the privilege of creating many unique designs for our customers over the years. Let’s look at some examples of custom caskets utilizing various personalization options.
We recently created this John Deere tractor themed-casket for a beloved farmer who had passed away. He loved John Deere tractors, and this custom coffin was an excellent way to pay tribute to his legacy as a farmer showcasing the equipment he loved.
Another popular choice for custom caskets is photo collages. For example, take this personalized casket made for a photographer. The family member who ordered this for him wanted his coffin covered in pictures he had taken over the years. So we did custom vinyl wraps to cover the entire casket with photos from his library.
Custom colors are also an excellent way to display people’s personalities. You can create a custom coffin if you don’t see the color you want in our inventory of traditional caskets. You can choose any color for the casket, hardware pieces, and head panel.
Take this unique and lovely pink and black casket made at the family member’s request. You can see how they used various colors for all casket components.
An unlimited variety of custom options are available, providing a personalized touch to the remembrance of a lost loved one.
Is it Affordable to Customize a Casket?
Starting at $1,000 added to the price of the casket, we can create a custom coffin that will arrive in time for the memorial service. Custom caskets are typically made of metal, and metal caskets are available at various price points.
Ordering a casket online is often more affordable than buying through a funeral home. The money saved buying online can be used toward creating a personalized casket people will remember for years to come.
How Do I Find Out More About Casket Customization?
Custom caskets are a relatively new concept that can provide a personalized touch to the remembrance of a loved one. A custom casket can bring a smile to the saddest of faces, often capturing the zest of life or representing a soothing image. Even a favorite color with a quote from their life or a gentle verse can create a dignified remembrance.
From a sports team to military themes, Sky Caskets can customize a casket for your loved one with a variety of potential designs on the exterior while also adding blankets, flags, or head panels to the interior for a truly personalized touch.
Call us at 800-759-1018 if you have an idea for a custom casket or want to learn more about options to personalize a casket for your loved one. You can also submit your request through our online form to let us know how we can help.