The subject of funerals and coffins is a topic that might never come up apart from when a funeral needs to be planned. The topic of Personalised Coffins is even rarer.
“What kind of coffin would you choose for yourself or a loved one?” This particular question will more often leave people bewildered and uneasy. Some people might respond with ”A coffin is a coffin. The person has passed on and there is no point in having anything fancy”. However, when it comes to actually choosing a coffin we might find that we do not like what we are offered.
At a funeral home, there is often a limited range of coffins to choose from. This is because coffins and caskets are pre-designed and made on a production line. So what options do l have if l want a product that has a better connection with the person or even ourselves? A good choice is to consider a personalised coffin.
Why choose a personalised coffin?
Funerals are often seen as very morbid and sad events where the focal object is the coffin and people will focus on it and also take emotion from it. For this reason, we believe personalised coffins can greatly influence the mood of a funeral. They also, very easily reflect a persons life through colour, paintings, images, photographs, and a theme. Almost anything can be represented through image and graphics.
Creating a personalised coffin also brings people together as they think of the design or even by just collecting photographs. It can even be fun. Many favorite events and memories of a life lived are discussed and even celebrated while designing a coffin.
Funerals are never easy but in our opinion a personalised coffin is a very easy and special way to make a very difficult day run a little easier.
What reception do personalised coffins receive at a funeral?
We believe that everyone’s opinion on style and design is subjective. Therefore personalised coffins are not for everyone. However, a funeral is also a very personal day and for this reason, people’s subjective opinions often change.
Most people are accustomed to traditional coffins and many people have no idea that personalised coffins exist until they actually see them. We have found that people’s reactions to personalised coffins have always been beyond positive.
People often comment on how well-suited the graphics and design are with a loved one. Our products don’t necessarily change the somber mood of a funeral but it does often bring a sense of positive reflection rather than heaviness. It is common to see people smile when they see a personalised coffin and it often initiates comments of past events and memories which are reflected by the design on it.
I want to buy a personalised coffin, what is the process?
The first step is to complete an order for a personalised coffin on our website. Once your order has been sent through. We will contact you over the phone to ensure we create exactly what you need. Our services are not from the production line. We will be there each step of the way.
Sydney Coffins has plenty of examples of what we have designed and inspiration from what our previous customers. If you feel you need some creative advice, we have graphic designers who are more than happy to assist you. Their services are included in the cost of the coffin.
Once our design is nearly complete you will be able to see what it will look like before we finish it to ensure you completely happy with the final product.
Our aim is for you to be proud of what you buy and give your loved one the most personal and special sendoff possible.