When one of our loved ones dies, it may seem as if a simple thing like selecting a grave marker is not important. However, having a well designed grave marker shows a lot of significance and can play a positive role in the grieving process.
A carefully selected grave marker designed to be a reflection of a loved one's life will create an atmosphere of peace, joy, and lasting memories for all who visit.
Idea for designing your funeral plaques
When you design a funeral plaque, You take into account what was important to your loved one, as well as, what family and friends remember about this person. Choosing a shape, color and size is a good way to represent the person to family and friends.
When deciding on the design of the front, and sometimes the back, of the headstone, such as engraved or insignia illustrations; you are given a moment to reflect on the life of your loved one, so that you choose meaningful images. This moment of reflection can bring great comfort.
The epitaph or inscription you choose for your loved ones grave marker will be read by family and friends for generations to come. You must take your time and choose the words wisely, so that they can best represent the person to everyone who comes to visit the grave. Whether it's simply the name and date or a few words that represent that person's relationships, these words are a focal point for those paying their respects.
And for those represented in these words, it's a nice reminder of their relationships. If you choose longer passages, such as quotes or words about the life of your loved ones, this is a great way to represent the person to everyone from friends to family members. There may be a number of things you want to remember about your loved one, and choosing these words can ensure that they are.
Criteria to know with granite grave markers
Selecting the material for your loved one's grave marker is an important decision. While bronze and marble are still popular options for modern consumers, granite is the most common material used to make grave markers, memorial benches and other memorial items. As mentioned earlier, granite is available in a variety of natural hues. Most granite will contain flecks of blue, gold, green, or gray, depending on the minerals present in the stone.
Granite will not break because it is durable. In fact, the best grades of small-grained granite for creating beautiful monuments remain intact with epitaphs visible for over 500 years. Granite also resists natural deterioration and discoloration from season to season, but weathering can occur depending on the presence of water, temperature and rock composition. Granite is a very effective choice for carving, engraving, etching, laser engraving and sandblasting. It can also be retouched to include artwork and add more individuality to the grave marker.