If you've recently lost someone you love, you may be in the process of deciding how to mark their final resting place. This article will explore some of the options you have when choosing a monument to remember them. Read on to find out more.
Monuments can be personalised
The choice of a monument can be anything like having a large tomb constructed in a cemetery, a simple headstone, often engraved with a monogram, a brass plaque with the person's name on it. Monuments can even be specifically designed for individual people, such as a family shield or a statue of the person.
Monuments can be permanent
Some monuments are created to last forever. The most common ones contain bronze or marble, with steel as an alternative. Many also feature engravings of the deceased's name, dates of birth and death, as well as their hobbies, interests and special achievements. If you want to make a memorial personal, visit an engraver who will take care of this task for you.
Monuments can contain natural elements
Rather than letting nature take its course, you can also create a memorial with elements that you can add yourself. Planting some kind of tree, bush or plant in the cemetery may be a good way to do this. This also provides the opportunity to remember the deceased in a different way, rather than just at a burial site. As the tree grows, it will become a monument to the person and their life.
Monuments can be any size or shape
Monuments don't need to be big. There is no fixed size limit; there are memorials that are on display in cemeteries which are very large. However, there are many other memorials that are around the size of a can of soda. If you plan to install a monument at a gravesite, it's always best to measure the space of your chosen monument carefully so that it's positioned properly in relation to the grave.
Monuments can be constructed at a special site
If you're loved one had a favourite beach, hillside, or other location, it may be possible to erect a monument to them at this location. You will need to contact the landowner or the local authority which owns the land to seek permission to do so.
If you would like to find out more about designing and installing monuments in memory of a loved one who has passed away, you should get in touch with a local funeral service. A member of staff will be happy to help.