Chapter Four Links
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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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
And another thing: Family and friends attending a Taiwanese man’s memorial were shocked after they were treated to a sexy performance by two scantily-clad strippers – hired by the deceased’s own wife. The women gyrated around the coffin to Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger in front of the open-mouthed mourners. Oh boy! https://www.barstoolsports.com/undefined/wife-in-taiwan-hires-strippers-to-dance-on-her-husbands-casket-as-one-final-gift-before-hes-buried
Full Body Burial – Traditional Caskets
- Wedding Ring Coffin WeddingringCoffin.com
- Caskets by Design ://www.casketsbydesign.com/
- Funerals On-Line http://www.us-funerals.com/caskets.html
- The Casket Place http://www.thecasketplace.com/freeeguide.htm
Full Body Burial – Non-traditional Caskets
- Bert & Bud’s Vintage Coffins coffin kits !!! Note: The designer/builder has a masters degree from Pratt Institute and more than forty years experience in art and design. These coffins are artfully designed, exquisitely proportioned, finely crafted and personalized. http://www.vintagecoffins.com/
- Nine weirdest coffins you can buy http://gizmodo.com/5910092/the-nine-weirdest-coffins-you-can-actually-buy
- Summit Ridge Custom Caskets Made by Native Americans https://nativecaskets.com
- The Trappist monks of New Melleray Abbey http://www.trappistcaskets.com/
- UK – Crazy Coffins http://www.crazycoffins.co.uk/
- Memorials.com Caskets personalized with pictures, angels, flags etc. https://www.memorials.com/personalized-caskets.php
- GA Coffin Carpenters !!! http://www.eshopafrica.com/PBSCCatalog.asp?CatID=2072507
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 www.naturalburialcompany.com Photograph courtesy of ARKA Ecopod Limited www.ecopod.co.uk
Full Body Burial – Green Caskets
- Eco Coffin – 100% biodegradable http://www.ecocoffin.com
- Caskets By Design http://www.casketsbydesign.com/Wood_Caskets.html
- Environmental Caskets http://www.environmentalcaskets.com/
- Apollo Caskets http://apollocasket.com/
- Cardboard Coffin Company https://cardboardcoffincompany.com
- UK – EcoPod !!!www.ecopod.co.uk
- U/K – CreativeCoffins.com http://www.creativecoffins.com/
- Final Footprint – biodegradable caskets https://finalfootprint.com
- Passages – Eco-friendly woven/wicker caskets crafted by weavers in small rural communities https://www.passagesinternational.com/eco-friendly-caskets/
- Everplans – Guide: Purchasing A Green Casket https://www.everplans.com/articles/guide-purchasing-a-green-casket
Full body Burial – Homemade Caskets
- Northwoods Casket Company http://diycoffin.com/
- Casket Plans – https://casketplans.com/product-category/casket-furniture-plans/
- The Rockler Woodworking and Hardware http://www.rockler.com/search/go?w=caskets&asug=&sli_uuid=&sli_sid=
- Mother Earth News Build you own coffin https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/how-to-build-a-handmade-casket-zmaz03amzgoe
- CasketXpress https://casketxpress.com/showbytype.php
- Casket Builder Supply https://www.casketbuildersupply.com
Cremation Coffins and Urns
Pre-Cremation Coffins – Alternative, Handmade, Green
- Memorials.com !!!http://www.memorials.com/Caskets/Dignified-Cremation-Caskets.php
- The Natural Burial Company http://www.naturalburialcompany.com/
Post Cremation Containers – Traditional Urns
- Memorial Urns http://www.memorial-urns.com/urn_vault.html
- Overstock http://www.overstock.com
- Memorial Urns and Tributes http://www.memorial-urns.com/
- Cremation Urns Ashes http://www.cremationurnsashes.com/
- Elegant Urns http://www.eleganturns.com/
- In The Light Urns http://www.inthelighturns.com/products.html
- Overstock.com: keepsakes https://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=KEEPSAKE+URNS&SearchType=Header
- For our UK friends – Urns for Ashes – great site!! https://www.urnsforashes.co.uk
- Traditional Scattering Urns http://www.urnwholesaler.com/type/scattering.html
- Memory Vault Online: Digital Photo Frame http://urninventory.com/memoryvault.html
- Cremation Solutions http://www.cremationsolutions.com/Personal-Urns-c109.html
- EverLife Memorials http://www.everlifememorials.com/v/urns/biodegradable-urns.htm
- A Greener Funeral http://agreenerfuneral.org/greener-funeral-products/biodegradable-urns/
- Fine Woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47246/making-a-crematory-urn-box-part-i/page/all
- USURNSONLINE https://www.usurnsonline.com/cremation-urns/make-cremation-urn/
Traveling with Cremated Remains
- Transportation Security Administration Please DO NOT go by information on thier website. Call your airline to double check! http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2004/09/07/tsa-partners-funeral-homes-safely-transport-cremated-remains