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Why Do People Leave Coins on Headstones?

July 8, 2022

You may have noticed coins left on tombstones before and wondered what that is all about. It is natural that you would have some questions about this. We are the Phillipsburg Memorial Company, and we want you to know that there are some solemn reasons why people leave coins on headstones. It is important to respect the people who do this, and we will explain why.  Why Do People Leave Coins on Headstones?  There are specific reasons why people leave coins on headstones, and it is to symbolize their reason for visiting a specific tombstone. Those who visit military headstones... View Article

How Soon Can You Place a Memorial on a Gravesite?

April 29, 2022

When it comes to the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is the grave marker. You can place a memorial as soon as you want when a person passes away, but there are some things to keep in mind that can make a big difference. How Soon Can You Install a Memorial After a Burial? Put as simply as possible, you can put a gravestone or a memorial as soon as you want. You can put one out the very day that the grave is closed if you have one available to you. If... View Article

How Do Green Cemeteries Work?

February 28, 2022

When you think of a funeral service, you probably think of a body in a casket that’s eventually lowered into the ground. You probably think of this because it’s been a standard burial practice for hundreds of years in the Western world. But as climate change progresses, people in every industry are questioning how they can make their work more sustainable. This applies to professionals in the funeral industry, too. Alternative and green burial options are growing in popularity every year. This could be something as common as cremation, but another option is a natural burial in a green cemetery.... 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

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

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