How to Select the Perfect Memorial Headstone for your Loved One

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Choosing the right memorial headstone is all about keeping a loved one’s memory alive. The headstone becomes a point of contact with a person who has passed away and offers comfort and solace, but they can also be a source of inspiration too. A headstone can reflect a person’s personality in a very unique way which helps those left behind remember them with the love they devoted to them in their life time.

Materials for headstones

Headstones can be made out of different kinds of materials, but are more usually made out marble or granite both of which are durable and will stand the tests of time. This means for generations to come, family members and friends can pay their respects to a loved one who is no longer around. When choosing the right headstone you will need to discuss your choice with the funeral directors. Like this you can be sure the headstone is an acceptable choice because many cemeteries have certain stipulations you need to know about and which could affect your final choice.

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A memorial stone to last for decades to come

Making it Personal

When it comes to colour, this can reflect the person’s character and although traditionally darker shades of grey to black have been main choices, today there is much more scope and a range of colours that were not available before. However, classic headstones made out of marble or granite is a good choice as engravings on the headstones stand out that better and there are some very nice designs to choose from, all of which are well made ensuring they will last a long time.

When we lose a loved one it can be hard to deal with the loss, so when choosing a headstone, making it more personal can help a person get through this difficult time. A photo of a loved one on a headstone and a plaque which shows just how much that person means to you, can be a wonderful way of demonstrating emotions in a personal way. By focussing attention on how you would like to remember a loved one can help you get through a heart-breaking time.

If your loved one was deeply religious then a headstone that reflects their beliefs could be the perfect choice. However, if the person you lost was someone who adored the great outdoors and being surrounded by nature, then a memorial stone that reflects this love could be more appropriate.

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British Military Cemetery, Netherlands

A Bespoke Memorial Stone for That Special Person

You may also like to consider designing a more personal memorial stone for that special person who meant so much to you, and who bought so much joy into your life. Creating a unique headstone to fit their characters and personalities is your way of keeping their memory very much alive in your own unique way.

By contacting a company that creates bespoke headstones (such as Memorials of Distinction), you would be able to discuss your needs with them and then place your order. These headstones are carved by master craftsmen, monumental masons who take great pride in their work and who will render the headstone just as you wanted it to be in memory of your loved one.

 

Choosing a memorial headstone is such a personal decision a person has to make at what is an extremely sad occasion. As such all the help and support received from the people supplying a headstone will help matters tremendously.

You will find companies that make memorial headstones, are extremely sensitive to a person’s needs at such a difficult time, They will do everything in their power to make the process of choosing the right headstone a smooth experience and ensure you are totally satisfied with the choice they have helped you to make.

 

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