Costco Offers Products from Cradle to Grave

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on March 8, 2012

I just had to laugh on Saturday, when Spencer and I made a Costco run for our bimonthly supply of toilet paper, Kleenex, and protein drinks.

For near the eye-glass department, I spotted a big display for caskets made by the Universal Casket Company.

Of course, something so at once commercial, yet esoteric, and found in a big-box store such as Costco no less, immediately piqued my interest.

So I whipped out my iPhone4, fired up my Hipstamatic app, and began firing away.

Here are some of my favorite shots.

Purchase Your Universal Casket for just $799!

Exquisite detailing on the end of a Universal Casket 

The Universal Casket story!

The story of the Universal Casket Company is intriguing. According to website information, the fourth-generation company found itself ailing due to funeral-home consolidation and increased competition. So it took the next logical step. . .offering up caskets online through their own website or through Costco Wholesale.

Nice to know that Costco can take you from the cradle to the grave with the purchase of a Universal Casket. You even buy a pink-rose casket spray for $349 to decorate your loved one’s final resting place.

Photos by Braiden Rex-Johnson