How To Choose The Right Casket?


Condensed to its simplest terms, a casket is the box which holds the body and a burial vault or grave liner is the “box which holds the box”. For sales purposes they will be called everything but these simplistic terms. Nowadays you will hear caskets being referred to in extravagant terms such as interment vessels, while the vault or liner is the outer container. If you can be shrewd enough to see past these embellishments you’ll be ahead of the game. Mankind first began burying its dead for very practical reasons. There were quite a few predators about and the last thing you wouldwant was for them to develop a taste for humans. Later, burial and cremation were ways of disposing of the dead without risking horrible plagues such as cholera. In the Middle Ages, when superstition was the norm the dead’s legs were broken and large stones placed atop the grave, to keep the dead from “wandering”. The tombstone is a holdover from this custom.

Last century a death in the family meant contacting the local cabinetmaker or carpenter who would construct a simple box, getting friends and family to dig the grave in the family, church, or community cemetery, have a minister say a few words, then adjourning to care for the survivors. And for that the costs is kept at a very minimal. Currently caskets are available in just about any style and type a family can conceive. Custom-made Singapore caskets are a growing trend, but, for those who do not wish (or cannot afford) to hire an artist for something like that, an astounding variety of casket selections are accessible for delivery in as little as one or two days to almost any city. These fine-looking pieces are typically made from either metal or wood and are adorned with the most stylish of designs.

Make your choice

Wooden Singapore caskets are often designed to recall the comforting look of luxurious hardwood furniture, and metal caskets can be painted to match just about anyone’s personality: noble shades of brown and gray are a perfect tribute to a academic life, and spirited shades of red and bluecan be a wonderful tribute to a whimsical spirit.Even for those who appreciate the humble, regular look that was about the only choice in the days when “coffins,” was the box to be buried in there is still a market for those who would want to be buried in modern caskets. There are also biodegradable caskets which are perfect for green burials, as well as cremations.

Size matters

Picking the suitable size for a Singapore casket is important in assuring a dignified rest for any loved one, and, fortunately, today’s caskets are available in a huge variety of sizes. The thought of the death of a child is painful, to say the least, but  the thought of a small child lying swallowed up in a huge casket intended for an adult can only add to the pain caused by the premature death. Likewise, the thought of a large body barely squeezing into a casket brings up everything including images of indignity and horror.