Caskets are lined with a variety of materials including, velvet, satin, crepe, and cotton. They add a touch of comfort and elegance to the casket making for a more pleasant lasting memory. Velvet is especially popular because its soft texture creates a strong visual balance against the wood or metal structure of the casket.
For those who’ve chosen a green funeral, interior linings will typically be made from organic, unbleached cotton since it is a more natural material and disintegrates more easily than other materials.
Most caskets are designed with the ability to add a decorative panel that fits inside the lid of the casket. This is an excellent way to customize a casket to honor the life of your loved one. These are available in a variety of colors and designs as well as the option to include your loved one's photo, name, date of birth, and date of passing.
There are other options available for personalizing your loved one's casket including the casket corners and the type of bar you would like on the sides.
Casket Corners- The corner is an optional part of the hardware attached to the four corners of the casket. Many, but not all, caskets have the option to replace the standard casket corners with unique pieces to honor the deceased.
Handle- This handle is the part of the casket where pallbearers hold on. It can also be called a bar or handlebar. The three types of handles are the swing bar, stationary bar, and bail handle.
- A swing bar is a moveable casket handle with a hinged arm, while a stationary bar is non-moveable. A bail handle is a single handle that combines the lug, arm, and bar into one unit.