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How to Plan for Family Plots or Companion Gravestones

August 11, 2021

Planning for end-of-life services can be a difficult subject to tackle, but it is always better to be prepared for when the inevitable happens rather than trying to plan for it when suffering through grief. When taking on this kind of planning, it might be helpful to consider companion headstones or family burial plots. With companion or family plots, you can plan to keep the family together even after death. For surviving family members, having a family plot can be helpful to have a place to grieve and visit multiple family members at once. It can also be helpful to... View Article

Tips for Choosing the Right Photo for a Headstone

July 28, 2021

When a loved one dies, there are many decisions to be made. One of those is how to best memorialize them on a headstone. You can choose from many options, including text with a name and dates of birth and death or text with this information as well as a quote or phrase. You may also want to include an engraving as a headstone image. Thanks to modern technology, we now have more photos than ever of our loved ones, be they on our smartphones, our digital cameras or printed on glossy photo paper from film. Not all photos will... View Article

What’s the Purpose of a Headstone?

July 7, 2021

Deciding how to honor the legacy and memory of a loved one who has passed away can be a big decision to make during a difficult time. The seemingly endless options for grave markers can be overwhelming, so let’s examine why people put stones on graves. Purpose of a grave marker A grave marker identifies the person who is buried in a specific graveyard plot. Even though there are several types of grave markers, they all usually include details about the deceased, such as their name, birth and death dates. Grave markers may also provide more information about the person’s... View Article

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cemetery

June 23, 2021

If you’re choosing a cemetery burial as a final resting place for you or a loved one, it’s advisable to compare a few cemeteries by visiting them and inquiring about costs and options. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a cemetery. How much does the plot cost? This is probably the most common question for any significant expense, but it’s important to ask about any potential additional fees. Hidden fees may be charged for opening and closing the grave, as well as for maintenance. What are the available options for plots? Cemeteries will likely offer... View Article

Tips for Choosing a Headstone

June 1, 2021

Whether you’re making funeral preparations for yourself or for a loved one, choosing a memorial headstone or grave marker is an incredibly important and personal decision. Plenty of thought should go into selecting a headstone, since it’s a permanent way to memorialize those who are important to you. Read on to learn how to choose a headstone for yourself or for a loved one. Select a type or style The first step in choosing a headstone for a memorial marker in Phillipsburg, NJ is settling on the type you want. Your budget and your tastes typically guide your decision when... View Article