Finding Grave markers: A starting point

Honoring the life of a loved one after they have departed from this earth can look different for every family. Every family, and individual grieves differently, and at a different pace. Though we all grieve in our own personal way, there are some common emotions we will all face as we move into the future after the loss of a friend or loved one. Deciding on when to begin looking for grave markers can be a confusing and highly emotional time. It is important to understand that it is okay to take time to process and sort through all you are feeling. There should never be pressured to purchase or even start looking for grave markers until your family has decided they are ready.

Organizing the Dedication of a Granite Bench Memorial

If you and your family are in the beginning stages of planning a granite bench memorial and the dedication of that bench, this guide may help you get started. We hope to be able to help you organize and establish your memorial, and make the planning process go as smoothly as possible. Bench memorials are a beautiful and unique way to memorialize your lost loved one, but where do you start?

Spotting poor Quality Headstones

Choosing granite headstones for a memorial can be a challenge, and it is easy to get lost in all the options available in today's market. Many companies offer cheap headstones, but are you really saving? It seems to be a great deal, but upon delivery, many have found the craftsmanship to be less impressive than the price. We believe there are plenty of ways to stay within budget, without sacrificing quality. Spotting poor craftsmanship on headstones isn’t always easy, but we hope to help guide you to spot it while shopping for your memorial headstones or other granite monuments.

Gravestones have been used traditionally to mark the resting place of deceased loved ones for many years. But, where did this tradition originate? Grave marking seems to be a tradition in almost every region, and religion, dating farther than recorded history in all places and cultures. Gravestones have been found as early as 2,000 BC. Though these looked much different than the gravestones we see today, the marking of lost loved ones can be seen all through history.

Headstones and grave markers are great ways to memorialize a lost loved one. You may have already discovered there are many different types of memorial monuments to choose from. We will take a look at two traditional types of monuments and compare their differences. Headstones and grave markers are the two most common monuments available for cemetery grave marking today. When choosing a granite memorial stone, a great starting place will be to choose the style that fits your family best.

Planning after the loss of a loved one can be a hard and even stressful time for many. After the funeral arrangements and final goodbyes have been made, often the next step will be to find a memorial. Finding a way to both honor and remember your loved one is different for every family. A good first step is to decide on what kind of memorial fits your family best. A Granite Bench Memorial is just one of the many custom and unique options available.

Can you imagine with me? A beautiful spring day, a whimsical willow tree, a sweet soft breeze flowing over your skin. There are flowers all around and perfectly positioned Bench Memorials, one especially dedicated to the one you love. We have all had the privilege to sit down on one of these beautiful pieces of art in a park, or maybe in a cemetery. It is a sweet time to sit and reflect on the life that the one being remembered lived. What lasting memories a memorial can continue to create year after year, and generation after generation.

Grave markers mark the resting place of your loved one, but it can be a challenge to find a good time to deal with all these sorts of details. Some, push through and get these sort of things done almost in a daze, some wait a long time before they are ready. There is no right or wrong time to make decisions like these as all seem to go through the grieving process in their own personal time table. Deciding on grave markers should come at a good time for your family.

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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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