When your loved one dies, you want to make sure that there is some way to memorialize them. In many cases, that means a nice grave marker at their grave. If you are going to do that, you want to make sure that the marker really fits your loved one well. Among other things, that means that you want to find a material and a shape that works well for their grave and the cemetery. That also means making sure that you have the right things engraved on their marker. You often have more freedom on what you have engraved on their headstone than you do on what kind of marker you can put up, especially if the cemetery has strict rules about stones. So, what are some of the things that you can put on a gravestone?
One of the most important things you can put on your loved one's gravestone is their name. You need to find their marker and other people to find the grave, and the easiest way to do that is to have their name on their stone. You aren't limited to just their legal name either. You can arrange with the company you are getting the stone from to have a nickname on it. For example, if your loved one's name was John Smith, but everyone called them Jackie, you could have the name 'John "Jackie" Smith' engraved on the stone. That encompasses more about your loved one than just their name.
You can have an epitaph engraved on the headstone as well. An epitaph can be as short as you want. You could also have a favorite quote from scripture or lyrics from their favorite song. In this case, you will be limited to how big the stone is and how little you want the writing to be. You don't want to go too small because you still want to read it when you go to the grave, and making it too small will run the words and letters together. The person doing the engraving will be able to tell you what will work well.
When you lose a loved one, it can be a difficult time. You want to be able to memorialize them and have somewhere you can visit them. A nice grave marker at their grave can help you with this goal. For more information about headstone engraving, contact a local company that offers this service.Share
28 January 2021
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