Many different cultures, nations, and traditions have appeared in the time of the existence of humanity. Every era or civilization has had its own history, traditions, and cultural differences one way or the other. In human history, there have always been only a few very important chronological events: being born, child birth and death. Death has always been an integral part of our life, regardless of how long the person lived, how successful their life was, the climax of everything is death. Alongside many other traditions, the honor of the memory of loved ones who have passed away has always had its own special place in all human cultures. Times change and some of these traditions have changed along, were other traditions have stayed the same even centuries later.
In our history, there are so many mentions of different, and sometimes unusual for us in modern times, traditions of burials. For example, in ancient Egypt, the pharaohs often were buried in a sarcophagus with his riches, food, and even slaves that were still alive so the pharaoh would be comfortable in the afterlife. In old times in Indonesia, it was a typical occurrence to throw a Funeral Party, where everyone was invited and it was thought that the louder and more marvelous the party - the better life the departed person would have in the afterlife. One way or another, to honor the memory of the dearly departed has always held a lot of meaning.
Caskets are always was one of the most essential aspects of a funeral, and when people mention them, they often associate it with death, loss or tragedy. But we must not forget the importance and significance of this specific item, because starting from many centuries ago and continuing to this day, in many cultures of the world, the choosing of this particular item has always held big meaning. For the family of the dearly departed, the choosing of the casket has always had a deep meaning, because in this way they are able to pay respects to their loved one. Plus, chances are, this purchase will be the last gift for their loved one.
Of course, modern traditions are very different from ancient Egypt, and although centuries, even ages have gone by, the choice of a casket plays an important role and the purchase of this item is an important part of everyone's life.