This guide will help you choose a coffin, casket or urn:
Choosing a coffin, casket or urn for your loved one can often help with the bereavement process and is an important part of your funeral arrangements.
We understand that deciding on a final resting place for a loved one can be very distressing for some people. At Dignity, our caring funeral professionals will be on hand to support and guide you through all of your available options.
The main difference between a coffin and a casket is in the design. Coffins are tapered at the head and foot, wide at the shoulders and often have six sides.
In comparison, caskets are rectangular in shape with four sides. They are often constructed of better quality materials with a hinged lid.
In choosing a coffin, we are aware that caring for the environment is an important consideration for many people. Our aim is to provide you with excellent quality and service whilst looking to reduce any impact on the environment.
The majority of Dignity coffins are British made and certified by the (FSC). This certification ensures that the wooden products used in our coffin manufacturing come from forests that are managed to high standards.
Alongside our traditional funeral coffins, we also offer further choice in the casket collection. Every individual’s needs are different and we give you as much support, help and advice as you need when choosing a casket for your loved one.
If you want your loved one’s funeral to be truly unique, you can choose a picture coffin from our select designs. For an additional cost, you can even choose a completely bespoke picture coffin, taking inspiration from a special place, their favourite sport, hobby or even a personal photograph.
The Colourful Range will ensure your loved one’s funeral is as unique and individual as they were.
Dignity takes the responsibility of managing global resources seriously and endeavours to source products ethically and with consideration to the environment.
As a result, we offer a range of eco and biodegradable coffins, containers and scatter tubes made from sustainable materials.
Following the cremation of a loved one, you will need to decide the final resting place of the ashes. You can keep the ashes in an urn, scatter them or bury them.
If you would like to place the ashes in an urn, we have a range of ashes urns and caskets to choose from.
You may want to place personal items, such as photographs, letters or flowers, in a coffin or casket. Our caring funeral professionals will be more than happy to make these arrangements, providing a fitting tribute for your loved one.
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