What Are Cremation Caskets?

A cremation casket is designed to attractively display the body of a loved one in a funeral or memorial service before a cremation takes place.

Cremation caskets are lighter than caskets designed for burial, but often they are no less beautiful. The adornments can include plush cushioning and even attractive external trimmings. Many families prefer to see their loved one within the secure embrace of a cremation casket during the time they are saying their final goodbyes.

Depending on the funeral home, cremation caskets may or may not be the same as “rental caskets,” which are also designed for use in viewings and/or funeral services before the body of the loved one is either buried or cremated. But while the rental casket is usually not designed to bear the body into the cremation chamber, the cremation casket is.