A Special Way of Remembrance
The most important aspect of choosing a headstone or grave marker is the design. It is also one of the more difficult and personal decisions to be made in funeral planning. Families often want the monuments to be a memorial to the deceased’s particular personality and characteristics. The deceased’s name and life dates will be carved in stone or cast in bronze on the headstone. Other information may be considered but remember to accommodate individual cemetery size restrictions. Keep it simple or make it elaborate to reflect the person who is being memorialized.
If the space is available, a ceramic picture may be added to the headstone. It is now possible to have a copy of an original photograph added to the headstone. You may also want to add an epitaphs which can be a bible verse or some lines from a favorite poem or song. Keeping in mind the theme of the headstone, you may want to create your own or use one already created that suits your deceased loved one. You can borrow from existing epitaphs and some people even use sympathy cards to get ideas for a special endearment.
Today, there is a wide array of design possibilities that can be used to create a meaningful headstone. The various motifs can include scenic, religious, and floral themes as well as emblems, symbols, and custom artwork. Memorial designers are trained to help families integrate the various ideas using graphic art, special typefaces, and arrangements to help you create a personalized memorial that accurately reflects the life of a loved one.
Most Cemetery Monuments usually include the name and life-dates of the deceased. They also can include an epitaph of carefully chosen words from family and loved ones, and the opportunity to add today’s cutting-edge new gravestone technology.