How to choose your funeral plaques?

When one of our loved ones dies, it can seem as if a simple thing like a selection of a grave marker is not important. However, having a grave plaque with a good design shows a lot of meaning and can play a positive role in the grieving process.

A grave marker carefully selected and designed to be a reflection of the life of a loved one 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 that 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 get a moment to reflect on your loved one’s life, so you choose meaningful images. This moment of reflection can bring great comfort.

The epitaph or inscription you choose for your loved ones grave markers will be read by family and friends for generations to come. You need to take your time and choose the words wisely, so that they can better 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 connections, these words are a focal point for those paying their respects.

And for those who are represented in these words, it is a beautiful memory of their relationships. If you choose longer passages, such as quotes or words about your loved ones’ lives, it’s a great way to represent the person to everyone, friends and 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.

The criteria to know with granite funeral plaques

Selecting the material for your loved one’s grave marker is an important decision. Although bronze and marble are still popular options for modern consumers, granite is the most commonly used material for making grave plaques, memorial benches and other memorial items. As we mentioned earlier, granite comes 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 qualities of small-grained granite for creating magnificent monuments remain intact with visible epitaphs 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 the composition of the rock. Granite is a very effective choice for carving, engraving, engraving, laser engraving and sandblasting. It can also be retouched to include artwork and add more individuality to the grave plaque.