There is a difference between a coffin and a casket. It is the shape that differentiates the difference between the two. A coffin is wider at the shoulders, narrower at the head and feet, where as a casket is rectangular and generally has a hinged lid. There are many options available for the type of casket or coffin you would like including personalised coffins decorated with images of the life of your loved one. A funeral director can assist you in choosing the best coffin or casket that pays tribute to the life of your loved one.