Grave Headstone, Tombstones and Monuments Memorial
What to Put on a Grave Headstone, Monuments,
Grave Marker, or Personalized Memorial?
Losing a loved one is hard. Honoring that loved one after they are gone can be just as hard. The first step is choosing what to say on the memorial for a grave headstone, grave marker, or any other type of monuments.
What Do You Want to Say About Your Loved One?
You could mention their time served in the military or their relationships to the family. You could incorporate some of their favorite hobbies or passions. Over the years we’ve seen a lot of memorable quotes and sayings.
Here are just a few that you might use as inspiration:
“An officer and gentleman, he touched the lives of many with a hug, a smile, humor, and a generous spirit. Rest, my dear father, in God’s loving embrace.” ~ Donna Shackelford Jones
“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.” ~ Isla Paschal Richardson
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller
When choosing a saying, you might ask yourself, would your loved one like this and does it reflect their impact on the world?
What are Your Options When Designing a Memorial?
Once the text is chosen, you’ll need to consider the design. There are numerous options for engraving and designing a custom headstone or marker. Elements like font size and color greatly impact the design of the memorial. If you’re working with a custom headstone designer, you’ll want to defer to them for the best font choice. Your designer will also be able to determine the best layout so everything is easy to read and well balanced.
There are also other options when choosing a custom headstone or memorial. For instance, do you want to have a vase, religious symbol, or even a picture on the monument? These questions should be brought up with your funeral director and cemetery coordinator. To keep track of these answers you might want to download the Cemetery Regulations Checklist, put together by Quiring Monuments.
Remember to keep in mind the purpose of the memorial, whether it’s a grave headstone, grave marker, cremation memorial, or any other type of personalized monuments, it should represent your lost loved one and be a place for the family to remember them fondly.