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  • Cyclamen
    Cyclamen Forumite Posts: 630
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    Please if you are having a service ask your loved ones what they want/need.

    The funeral is much more for those left behind than the deceased.

    I would really struggle if my parents chose that design/style... but am fine with wicker, eco, cardboard etc etc... just not that open stretcher style.
  • lindens
    lindens Forumite Posts: 2,870
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    I like the ones that are a cardboard coffin with a flat pack outer shell which is the traditional polished oak/mahogany etc. You hire the outer shell just for the duration of the service so it looks for all intents and purposes like a normal coffin.,
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  • wilfred30
    wilfred30 Forumite Posts: 871
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    When I opened the link, my first thought was it looks like something you'd see floating down the Nile :eek:
  • oystercatcher
    oystercatcher Forumite Posts: 2,312
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    That's just too creepy ! I think I would like a bit more privacy when I'm 'gone' so as not to shock or scare anyone.

    I do like the more natural alternatives some places offer but they seem to be more expensive than the chipboard offerings. I'm not keen on having money wasted on my send off, I would prefer family to use and enjoy but hopefully not harm the earth either... maybe there will be more alternatives available when my time comes.

    My will states that family can do whatever they like for funeral, I will be dead so why cause inconvenience beyond the necessary ?
  • aussie_in_wales
    aussie_in_wales Forumite Posts: 84
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    My great aunt was cremated in a cardboard coffin last year. It had daffodills printed on it and we all wrote notes and stuck them to the coffin.
    It was more personal than a traditional wooden coffin
  • NBLondon
    NBLondon Forumite Posts: 5,412
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    Y'know - that style might be perfectly normal to some cultures... There are others where the deceased is routinely embalmed and the coffin lid is open or has a window.

    A few years ago, a friend of ours died suddenly and family opted for a closed wicker coffin; yes some would have likened it to a large picnic basket but it was right for his character rather than a faux mahogany and brass thing. Lighter to carry as well.
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  • pickledonionspaceraider
    pickledonionspaceraider Forumite Posts: 2,685
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    This is horribly creepy - I wish I had not clicked on the link

    I like the wicker coffin type ones but I agree with Wilfred above, it looked like something that would be floating down the Nile lol
    With love, POSR <3
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