Chapter Four Links
UK friends: website descriptions that are specific to the UK are in green text.
Thinking Inside The BoxWhile our Halloween coffin may not meet the exact requirements for burial in a traditional memorial park, it sure serves its intended purpose. And that’s what this chapter is all about.
Did You Know…
They now have urns that use state-of-the-art 3D imaging and photographs to create a bust type urn in the shape of the deceased.
Green caskets are made from fully biodegradable products such as wood,wicker, willow, bamboo, sea grass, water hyacinth, banana leaves, corn skin, and paper.
You can have a casket made in the shape of a kite, shoe, wine cork or surfboard.
There are special caskets /shrouds for sea burial.
You do not have to buy a casket at a funeral home.
Photo courtesy of Linda Baker who just might be nuts but does love Halloween – so much so that she wants to be cremated in this coffin made by her husband unless it is close to Halloween and Scott wants to use it for decorating.
Notes & Updates
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The websites for goods and services are offered for your interest and exploration. The the act of posting them here is not an endorsement. There are some “goods and services” sites with whom I have had positive interaction and these sites are noted by the following: !!!
Interesting article. “Forget Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees” http://www.boredpanda.com/biodegradable-burial-pod-memory-forest-capsula-mundi/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=roseynews
Full Body Burial – Traditional Caskets
WeddingringCoffin.comCaskets by Design
http://www.us-funerals.com/caskets.htmlThe Casket Place
Full Body Burial – Non-traditional Caskets
http://www.vintagecoffins.com/Grand Departures Link no longer exists. Try below:
Two Feathers Coffins and Caskets no longer exhists. Try link below
http://www.nativecaskets.com/The Trappist monks of New Melleray Abbey
http://www.artcaskets.com/UK – Crazy Coffins
http://www.crazycoffins.co.uk/GA Coffin Carpenters !!!
Reduce your carbon footprint by choosing the naturally biodegradable Ecopod. The earth will thank you.
The Ecopod is available in North America through the Natural Burial Company
Full Body Burial – Green Caskets
http://apollocasket.com/Eco Coffins – All natural coffins.
http://www.finalfootprint.com/green-casketsEcocoffins USA link no longer exists. Use below:
www.ecopod.co.ukUK – CreativeCoffins.com
UK – Family Tree Funeral Company
Casket Furniture – Alas, this company is out of business.
Full body Burial – Homemade Caskets
How To Build Your Own Coffin
MHP Casket Kits
Sweet Earth Casket and Cradle Shop – Out of business
Last Things: Alternatives at the End of Life
Mother Earth News article
The North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota – Not offering the course as of 1/15/14
The Rockler Woodworking and Hardware wood casket plans.
Teach Me! Show Me! How to build a coffin. Teach Me Show Me website no longer exists.
Cremation Coffins and Urns
The ABC Caskets Factory
Pre-Cremation Coffins – Alternative, Handmade, Green
http://www.memorials.com/Caskets/Dignified-Cremation-Caskets.phpThe Natural Burial Company
http://www.overstock.comMemorial Urns and Tributes
http://www.eleganturns.com/In The Light Urns
OverStock.com/Health-Beauty/Keepsakes/3110/cat.htmlShine On Brightly !!!
Traditional Scattering Urns
Memory Vault Online: Digital Photo Frame
http://www.everlifememorials.com/v/urns/biodegradable-urns.htmNew Link :
Wood Pet Urns
Woodworking Corner: animal urns
Traveling with Cremated Remains