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Mourners planning to have a loved one cremated can rent a ceremonial casket instead of spending thousands of dollars to buy one, says Jzyk Ennis, an at-large representative of the National Funeral Directors Association Executive Board.

Usually, when someone is renting a ceremonial casket, a cardboard insert is put in and then the body is put inside. When you look into the casket, it looks just like any other expensive ceremonial casket.

At the end of the visitation or viewing, the insert gets pulled out and a new one gets put in for the next person who rents the casket.

The funeral director has the family sign a release so both sides agree on exactly how the whole process will work.

"This gives you more opportunities to celebrate the life of your loved one and do that in a cost-effective way," says Ennis.


 

 

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