Headstone Design Options and Considerations
When the time comes for you to have to select a headstone for a loved one, we know that this will be extremely difficult. A death is never easy and having to make a large decision at this time is one of the last things that you want to do.
However, there is a silver lining to this choice if you are working with a trusted headstone dealer. You will be able to easily understand your options and know how you can best represent your loved one through this memorial to their life.
At Gifford Monument, we believe that it is important to go into this decision with some knowledge. Here are some of your potential design options as well as some other pertinent information about headstone design.
What Are My Different Options?
Headstones can come in many different styles. The choice of which headstone you select ultimately comes down to your preference and the cemetery’s regulations. Most headstones are going to be made of granite, bronze, or a combination of the two materials. These materials can come in a variety of colors that include grays, pinks, black and brown. As far as different headstones go, you have options to select from like:
- Flat Markers: These lie flat in the ground and are surrounded by the grass of the cemetery
- Slant Markers: These are usually around 18 inches tall and have a wedge shape
- Monuments: These are what people usually think of when they think of a headstone. Monuments are tablets standing up from the ground
- Ledgers: Ledgers are selections that lie flat and thick over the entire grave. They can be singular or include a monument at the head
How Customizable is a Headstone?
Headstones are very customizable purchases. Monuments can be engraved in a number of fonts and styles. This is a moment for you to honor your loved one, so you have the opportunity to say something unique and beautiful in your message. Many headstones come blank and aside from your loved one’s name, birth date and death date, you can also include modifications to an existing design with artwork. You can even have your loved one’s photograph included in the gravestone.
Is Headstone Art Pre-Designed?
Sometimes making the decision for a monument can be so difficult that you want things to be beautiful, but you just don’t have the energy to come up with a design. There are numerous pre-created designs as well as headstone types that you can select from.
Gifford Monument Makes Your Choices Simple
Designing your loved one’s headstone should not be stressful. We will be happy to create the monument of your design choice and help you honor your family member. From single flat markers to companion heart monuments, Gifford Monument is guaranteed to be your preferred provider of custom headstones.
If you want to create a headstone that shows your love for your loved one, get in touch with us today to find out more about our services and how to start the selection process.
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