The Difference Between Grave Markers and Headstones

Have you been looking for a way to commemorate your deceased loved one? If so, chances are there are a lot of read blogs that use the terms "tombstone" and "tombstone" interchangeably. In reality, however, these phrases refer to two completely different types of monuments.

Headstones are flat monuments that sit low to the ground. They usually contain the person's name, date of birth, and date of death. They are usually made of granite, concrete, bronze, or limestone.

Headstones are monuments that stand erect at a person's burial site. They are much bigger than tombstones. In most cases, they are at least three to four feet tall. Due to their large size, they often feature artwork and quotes in addition to the deceased's name, date of birth, and date of death.

Unsurprisingly, the extra size comes at a cost.

However, before purchasing either option, it's important to check with your cemetery to find out what types of memorials they allow. You don't want to accidentally buy the wrong one!

Your source for beautiful headstones and tombstones

Both headstones and tombstones are great ways to commemorate lost loved ones. If you are ready to have any of these monuments installed on your friend or family member's grave, please contact the team here at Delphos Granite Works. We have been designing and installing beautiful memorials for years and we are ready to use our experience to guide you through the process.

To speak with one of our friendly representatives, all you need to do is contact us online or call us at (419) 695-5500. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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