Grave Markers: An overview for purchasing

Bevels, uprights, wedges, headstones, gravestones, monuments...they all fall under one common name... Grave Markers. Today, there are plenty of options for families looking for a memorial stone for a loved one. With so many options available, some may find it a little overwhelming, so we aim to help give a quick overview of what families might expect while shopping for grave markers.

Choices: Granite Bench Memorial... or a Headstone

When you think of a granite Bench Memorial, you probably think of a beautiful piece of art, made to memorialize someone who impacted the lives of those around them. Maybe placed in a local park, or in front of a museum, or a church yard. All of these are wonderful options, but did you know, many families are opting to erect a granite bench memorial, in place of a headstone? This isn’t the traditional grave marker, but can be both beautiful and practical.

A Cemetery Headstone Made with Care

Whether you are pre-planning, or purchasing for a family member who has passed, purchasing a cemetery headstone is important. You want your memorial stone to be perfect, and convey the loving memory of the special person being memorialized. A cemetery headstone will rest in the place where loved ones will come to grieve, find comfort, and remember beautiful times spent with their loved one, so that memorial you are creating...should be done with great care.

Memorial Headstones Aiding in Healing

If you have recently lost a loved one, memorial headstones might not seem important at the moment. We agree, and believe creating memorial headstones should come after the grieving process, not during. So many families have been rushed into planning and purchasing monuments or other types of memorials before they are ready. The process of creating a memorial for a loved one should be a meaningful process, and we consider it to be an honor to team up with families at such a time.

Creating Timeless Grave Markers

Grave markers are so important in the memorial process for many families. So...creating a headstone that will reflect the memory of your loved one is important, too. You don’t have to settle for poor quality to save money, and you most certainly don’t have to settle for poor craftsmanship, either. You can have it all, and your family deserves it. Grave markers are created in a variety of sizes, shapes, and designs. Your loved ones' marker can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be.

Gifting a Granite Bench Memorial

After the death of a loved one, it can be hard to navigate what comes next. In part, that’s because every family will celebrate or memorialize in their own special way. You can celebrate as simple as spreading ashes in a beautiful and significant place, and as big as a granite bench memorial in honor of your loved one. There is no right or wrong way to memorialize your loved one.

Locating a Cemetery Headstone

What do you do when you can’t find the cemetery headstone of a loved one? Whether you are looking for the resting place of a relative from many years past, or a recent one, it can be tricky to find gravestones if you don’t know where to start. A cemetery headstone of course has all the information you need, but if you don’t know where it is, that’s hardly helpful. So...where do you begin?

Family Guide for Purchasing Gravestones

The purchase of gravestones and other memorials doesn’t have to be a stressful time. Finding a great provider will make all the difference in the process, and is a great starting point. Gravestones serve as a memorial of a loved one, so the process of creating their monument should aid in the healing process. Here we will go over a few ways your provider will come alongside you and your family in the memorial stone process.

Headstones: Uncovering the Past

Many of us may never know what our family tree looks like from hundreds of years past, but headstones and other grave markers are used to trace genealogy every day. Genealogists use headstones, cemetery records, obituaries, and many other things to help them locate connections in a family tree.
You might say headstones mark your family's history in stone.

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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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