$1,795 from Funeral Depot, Inc., phone: 800-318-8707, Internet: www.funeraldepot.com
Suggested by Ann Riley of Washington, D.C.
When we attend a funeral, we are often sad. One reason, of course, is we're sorry that the deceased has become deceased. But we are also sad because, all too often, the deceased had been stuck into a boring non-artistic style of casket, lacking in personality, flair and fun.
Well that need no longer be the case, thanks to the wild 'n' wacky guys 'n' gals at Funeral Depot! Go to their Internet site (funeraldepot.com) and you will find a selection of Theme Caskets that are sure to be a huge hit with anybody on your holiday gift list who has recently kicked the bucket. Among the special-interest casket themes available are:
A racing-car theme, called The Race Is Over, featuring an auto-race scene with a checkered flag.
A golf theme, which is entitled (we swear we are not making any of these caskets up) Fairway To Heaven.
An Express Delivery theme, in which the casket is painted to look like a mail parcel, stamped with the words ''RETURN TO SENDER.''
A hunting theme, called Memories of the Hunt, featuring pictures of wildlife, including a deer, who is looking out alertly, as if to say, ''Unlike some I could name, I am still alive!''
These are just a few of the beautiful and artistic theme caskets available from Funeral Depot. Don't miss the others at their Internet site. You are sure to exclaim: ''Wow! These caskets make me wish I were dead!''