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How to Choose a Headstone Color

November 25, 2021

When your loved one passes away, you want to make the best choice in honoring their memory. This includes selecting the right headstone, tombstone or monument material, as well as color and engraving. When done right, this will embody their personality and allow their memory to live on. The color you choose can communicate a message about your loved one’s life. Let’s consider what headstone colors and tombstone colors are appropriate to honor your family member. Gray The most popular colors include gray, white and black. Gray is a neutral color and remains a tried-and-true selection for headstone colors. It... View Article

Marble vs. Granite Headstones

November 11, 2021

When you’re considering a headstone, monument or grave marker to remember a loved one, an important choice is what material will be used. In the past, marble was a popular choice especially for headstones and monuments. In recent years, granite has outpaced marble as the material most people choose. If you’re considering a marble tombstone or a granite tombstone for your loved one, then read on. Differences between marble and granite The difference between the two is that marble is made of limestone, whereas granite is made of igneous rock. The sediment rock that marble is made from means it... View Article

Is It Possible to Add to an Existing Headstone or Marker?

October 28, 2021

Whether it’s a new plaque, inscription or a laser-etched photo, our team often gets questions about adding to existing headstones or markers. The answer is yes, as long as it’s allowed by the cemetery. In fact, our experts can add pretty much anything our customers ask for. Continue reading to learn more about adding a plaque to a headstone. What’s needed to make an addition? We need some help from our customers before we get started. The first bit of information is who designed the original marker. This helps us ensure that your request can be accommodated. If we’re the... View Article

What to Expect When Contacting a Monument Company

October 14, 2021

Calling a memorial company to plan a headstone for yourself or a loved one isn’t an easy thing to do. It’s also something that people typically don’t have to do very many times—if ever—throughout their lives. For those reasons, our initial phone calls with customers can be difficult. To make the process easier, we put together this guide to let you know a few of the things we’ll discuss when you call to speak about crafting a headstone: Cemetery restrictions: The first thing your headstone company will want to know is if there are any cemetery restrictions for markers. Some... View Article

What Is a Cemetery Vault?

September 30, 2021

If you’re handling the death of a loved one for the first time, the sheer number of details and options can be overwhelming. For people who have never had to deal with funeral arrangements before, every new discovery can lead to a new set of questions. When you’re deciding how to handle the deceased’s remains, you may be required to purchase a cemetery or burial vault. What is a cemetery vault, and what are they made of? Why do you need one? Read on for an overview of cemetery vaults and why most cemeteries require them. What is a cemetery... View Article