As many of you know I recently started a new job. I am the Marketing person for a local large format print shop. We basically do signs, banners and other large format advertising. Every once in awhile though something comes across the desk that is a bit out of the ordinary. This week was one of those times.
Part of my job is to make cold calls to companies to see if we can begin to work with them. My boss heard about one of the companies in our franchise having luck with funeral homes. The pitch? Casket wrapping. Let me make that clearer for you. The idea was to call funeral homes to see if they would be interested in the idea of selling wrapped caskets to families. If you don’t know, a wrapped casket would be a casket with a design laid on to it by a company like ours. But I am not sure that is an easy sell.
That is until I saw this site. This site is entirely real and it appears that they do make sales.
This by far is my favorite casket of theirs.
With this in mind I wanted to share with you some other ideas for caskets:
1) “One Way”
2) “Refrigerate After Opening”
3) “If this is yours, and you can see this, ring bell!”
4) “Do not open until apocalypse”
5) “Time Capsule”
I am sure there are so many more but I feel awful adding to this craziness. I would love to hear more if you have some to share. Hope this gave you a laugh to start your Friday!
20 thoughts on “Casket Wraps?”
Ok, that just creeps me out!!!! I would think that most people attending the funeral would not find this sort of thing clever or funny, but I could see how someone (before they died, of course), would choose to do this if they enjoyed being a comedian. Sort of a “Last Laugh” thing!!!!
Yah that is the way I am looking at it as well. But seriously some things really arent meant to be funny!
Yah that is the way I am thinking of it too but honestly some things just arent meant to be funny!
oh geez…one last parting shot at the deceased eh?
that is more than a bit creepy….luckily being below
ground there is no need to sell advertising space on them
Oh my god never even thought of that! That would be beyond low!
lol I guess anything to make a buck. I’d find it rather funny, but I can see many people getting their butt up about it.
I really want to know who came up with the idea!
“Sort of a “Last Laugh” thing!!!!”
HAHAHAHA! OMG…I loved Bijoux comment!
Truthfully, I find this very amusing. But then again, I have a rather strange sense of humor.
And I agree with you about your favorite casket of theirs. Hilarious!
Fabulous post, my friend! Have a super weekend!
Haha we have a very similar sense of humor my friend however this one might even be too far for me!
“Do not open until Judgment Day.”
This is very unusual indeed and it just goes to show people have a sense of humour about death. It reminds me of a famous comedian who had “In the Mood” played at his funeral. I love the idea and would probably have stamped on mine “I told you I was sick!’
Wait what?! What comedian was that?
It was Peter Sellers 🙂
There are a lot of people who have extreme senses of humor and would want to liven things up like this. But I could see an even bigger demand for a casket that somehow portrays a person’s interest. A Star Wars casket or something with a game theme for a serious gamer… I’ve known some serious geeks in my time and I know if this started growing, it would take off!
See for me that is just too far. But I can see where the desire would come from. Maybe you found your niche!
Very clever! Although I’m not sure I would want that on my loved one’s casket. To each their own, right? Just read your Zombie Date post too – I’m sure there’s a tie in to that somewhere!
Haha never thought of a tie in- oh so many awful things running through my head now!
I’d paint it like a Jack In The Box and put a crank handle on the side, then add lettering that said, “I DARE YOU.”
Oh jeez! That would creep me out!