Headstones: Making the Memorial

When you and your family are in search of a quality memorial, it’s important to know that not all headstones are made with the same quality and care as you may hope or imagine. You will find many options available when you begin your search. You might be wondering if buying online is a better option, or if you should search out a quality provider. So...what is behind the making of good quality headstones, and where can you go to find them? 

After the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to decide the best way to memorialize. Many times, cremation makes that even harder. A granite bench memorial might be a great option for the families who choose cremation for their loved one. Often, a small group of family members will choose a favorite place to scatter their loved ones ashes. This is such a beautiful way to say goodbye, but can leave a gap for other family members. This is because there is no resting place for a loved one to visit. A granite bench memorial can be a second way to honor your loved ones memory, and give a place to re-visit and find clarity and peace.

Grave markers can be found in a vast variety of sizes, shapes, styles, and even vary in the material which they are constructed from. Today, one of the most popular grave markers found on the market are made of granite. This is because of the durability and elegance that granite has to offer. If your family has decided that granite is the direction you want to go with, you will have plenty of options from there. Standard granite monuments are hardly standard, but can be found in many options. You will be able to choose from standard uprights, bevels, slants, and even granite benches. All can customized in just about any way imaginable.

What to expect: Memorial Headstones

Choosing memorial headstones isn’t a decision you will likely have to make many times in your life, so it can be a little overwhelming to start the process. If you are like most families, the thought of taking the first steps in the memorial process may feel pretty big. We are here to help you navigate some of those big decision, and hope some insight into the process may help.

A cemetery headstone is important in the memorial process, so choosing one can feel pressing. There are a few things you may want to talk about with your family before you start the memorial process. That will help you to have a better idea of what your wishes are, before you are making the final decisions.

For many years, gravestones have taken on a traditional look and feel. In recent years, custom gravestones and other custom monuments have increased in popularity. With new technologies and artist techniques, quality memorial providers can add one of a kind art pieces and colorful accents to granite monuments of all sizes. With these more recent techniques, artist can incorporate a favorite family portrait, or maybe a representation of a favorite hobby. There are a couple of techniques skilled monument artists use to produce these results. Two of the more popular etching techniques are laser and diamond etching. You can ask your memorial provider if they offer these custom techniques.

Grave markers hold much more significance than just a name that is written and etched into a stone. They are a memorial shouting loud the life they stand to represent and celebrate. This is why we see so many options available today to memorialize our loved ones. Grave Markers range in style, size and material and can be customized to just about any idea imaginable.

The thought of Pre-Planning your own granite bench memorial might seem strange to some, but for others, it brings peace of mind knowing their family won’t have to stress when they are gone. Many families are choosing to plan ahead because it allows them to, in a way care for their loved ones even after they have passed. Parents are able to take much of the guesswork and stress from their children, in pre-planning their memorial. Even more, a granite bench memorial becomes a sort of parting gift to their loved ones. How special it is for their loved ones to receive such a personal and thought-out gift, especially in a time of grieving.

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Delphos Granite Works is the largest monument company in northwest Ohio with 35 locations and representatives to serve you. We offer cemetery headstone, gravestones, headstones, monuments, and many other granite products.

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