Saying farewell to a loved one provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their life and the relationships they created. Personalised coffins are a beautiful visual marker of this, giving them a place to rest that feels in keeping with their spirit. Traditionally, coffins were heavy constructions made from durable wood and finishes smartly and uniformly. However, as technology has changed and our need to create a memorable end of life celebration increases, the ways of adding personal touches to these vessels have too. Here are just 3 ways you can design a personalised coffin.

Bespoke Picture Coffins

For many of us, a photograph says a thousand words. And being able to immortalise the smiles, joy and laughter of your loved one can bring true joy. Picture coffins are adorned with an array of photographs chosen by family and friends. Each one is printed on paper before being wrapped and bonded onto the coffin. You also have the option of working with cardboard coffins – ideal for those seeking biodegradable options – and printing the photos directly on. Creating the perfect photographic tribute of your cherished one, it can be comforting to know that they are being laid to rest surrounded by their very best memories.

Glitter Coffins

If your loved one was the bell of the ball and always in the spotlight, glitter coffins provide a glamorous and unique way to let them rest. Made with chunky crackle glitter that captures the light beautifully and upholstered by hand, each one is made to measure and can be crafted in all manner of colours. At Wallace Stuart, we can source a range of glitter coffins created by The Glitter Coffin Company to make sure everyone remembers their sparkling, one-of-a-kind personality.

Eco-Friendly Options

If the deceased had a keen interest in caring for the environment and reducing their carbon footprint, you may want to consider a more sustainable option for their coffin. Cardboard coffins, as we mentioned above, are fully biodegradable and can be drawn or written on to capture your messages of love. Yorkshire Wool Coffins or Bellacouche Coffins are manufactured from natural materials, making them fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Bellacouche have a removable felt top layer which can be embroidered with any individual images – our particular favourite was embroidered with beautiful blackbirds, a family favourite – the embroidered top layer was removed and handed to the family to keep.

Personalised coffins are a unique way of ensuring that their end of life celebration pays true homage to your loved one. At Wallace Stuart Limited, we are here to help you say goodbye most respectfully and fittingly possible. With a range of coffins and a wide selection of suppliers, we’ll help you plan everything. If you would like to speak to us, please do get in contact with us here today.