How is a Headstone Made
Installing a Headstone
Caring For Your Headstone
Environmentally Friendly Headstones
Ideas for Selecting the Right Headstone
How a Headstone Helps Grief
Designing a Headstone
Finding a Cemetery Headstone can be Difficult
What will your cemetery headstone look like? What will your loved ones look like? If you are like many people that is probably not a question that you have given a whole lot of thought to. If you are like a growing number however, you have, and you are considering designing your own.
Designing your own cemetery headstone makes a certain degree of sense. You know yourself better than anyone ever has, or ever will. Why not use that fact to decide what your cemetery headstone will look like. What words sum up your life? For that matter, what is the last thing that you would like to tell humanity as your life comes to an end? Think perhaps of what words you would like to tell younger generations, who will soon be in charge. Consider these words when you consider your cemetery headstone.
For that matter, when people walk by your cemetery headstone, do you want people to notice it? Some may see it as unfortunate that when one goes through a cemetery, most of the headstones look almost exactly the same. Is it important to you that your cemetery headstone look different, or does it matter, since you will be deceased anyway?
If standing out is important for your cemetery headstone, a bronze headstone may be worth considering. With its artistic appearance, this headstone will surely receive attention. If environmental friendliness is the goal for your cemetery headstone, this is possible as well. A cemetery headstone can be manufactured today from plant composite materials do not require taking heavy amounts of natural rock out of the earth in order to be manufactured.
Perhaps, as seems to be the case with many cemetery headstones, it does not need stand out. Perhaps it even seems a bit gaudy to you for your cemetery headstone to stand out. If that is the case, and durability is your only concern, perhaps granite and marble may be worth your consideration. Whatever you decide, you should also check with your cemetery, as they may have specific guidelines as to the minimum and maximum sizes, color, and types of headstones allowed. Also, some cemeteries require headstones to have lawn mower proof edges.
It should also be noted that many Catholic cemeteries will require that your cemetery headstone have a Christian symbol of some sort. Some of the most popular of these seem to be angels, Jesus, and scripture verses. Perhaps, as is usually the case, you are not purchasing the cemetery headstone for yourself. This is often looked upon as a morbid, depressing experience. It does not have to be.
If you are purchasing a family member’s cemetery headstone, think of it as a time to reflect on his or her life of accomplishments. What accomplishments could he/she be proud of? What was in his/her heart, and what qualities did he/she show the world? Your departed family member’s cemetery headstone can tell not only the next generation of family members, but perhaps the next 10 what your loved one was like?
If you are choosing a cemetery headstone for a departed child it can take on a whole new meaning. Consider what some of the child’s favorite toys for your cemetery headstone. Perhaps he/she had a favorite teddy bear that can be forever memorialized on the cemetery headstone. Perhaps you would just like to assure him/her that God will not abandon them, and that His angels will protect your loved one. Whatever the case, there is likely a cemetery headstone that can say what you want to say.