How to Personalize Your Mom’s Casket

Published: January 2, 2023
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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When making arrangements with funeral homes in Milan, TN., for your mother’s services, you will have many decisions to make. One will be on deciding on the casket. This is an important decision as it not only will be the final resting place for your mother but also serve as a visual during the funeral. Because of these reasons, you want to select a casket that is not only functional, but personalized to your mother’s taste and personality.

While many caskets come in standard designs, there are several design elements that can be personalized. Today we are gong to cover some of the individual elements and how you can customize them for your mother.

Selecting the Casket Material

Choosing the material the casket will be the first step in designing a personalized look. Caskets come in several types of materials including steel, stainless steel, bronze, copper, as well as wooden options made from cherry, mahogany, oak, pine and more.

The type of material can provide a certain type of feeling. For example, a sleek stainless steel casket has a more modern feel than say a warm mahogany wood does. When choosing the material, think of design style of your mother and choose something that coincides with that.

Designing the Interior

When it comes to the interior of the casket, you will have several options to personize the look. First, with the lining. While most caskets come with a standard lining, you have the opportunity to choose another type such as satin or velvet. You can also normally select different colors. If your mother had a favorite color, this is a perfect opportunity to customize the casket for her.

You can also customize the interior by personalizing the symbol that is found on the interior of the casket’s lid. This can be an emblem or logo, or just about any other design you can some up with.

Designing the Exterior

While caskets today have beautiful exteriors all on their own, if you wish to add a photo or design, this can be done. Everything from a simple smaller image to a complete casket wrap can be done using today’s technology.

If your mother loved flowers you could have a floral print transferred onto the casket. Maybe she had a photo of her favorite vacation spot that she loved. If so you could have that printed onto the casket. There are truly a number of ways you can use this technology to personalize the exterior of the casket.

Ornamental Features

Another way to customize your loved one’s casket is with the selection of the ornamental features on the outside of the casket.  This can include things such as the handles and hinges as well as decorative elements and embellishments. 

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Final Thoughts

While caskets do come in standard sizes and colors, you can see that there are many ways to customize your mother’s casket and make it special for her. If you would like more information on casket options or other services from funeral homes in Milan, TN. give us a call anytime as we are always here to help.

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