Categories for Headstone

What Types of Headstones Last the Longest?

March 28, 2022

Phillipsburg Memorial Company is in the business of producing the longest lasting headstone material and providing information to grieving families about their options. We have been in this business since 1939, and we always make sure to treat every family with the utmost respect and kindness. We understand that it takes a lot to go through what these families are going through, and we want to show them the compassion and care they deserve. We always want to make sure that any family that comes to see us walks away knowing that we have done everything in our power to try... View Article

What Are the Different Types of Headstones?

March 14, 2022

When a family member or a loved one passes on, ensuring that the burial arrangements are noble is vital. Choosing the appropriate headstone is more critical as it acts as the permanent memory of the diseased.  What is a headstone?  A headstone, also known as tombstone, gravestone, monument, or grave marker, is a stone slab, usually made from marble or granite fixed at the head of somebody’s grave. It typically has the deceased’s date of birth, date of death inscribed, and name. A headstone also often contains epitaphs, poems, artwork, family members’ names, etc.  What are the different types of headstones­... View Article

Headstone, Gravestone or Tombstone: What’s The Difference?

January 31, 2022

Do you know the difference between a headstone, gravestone or tombstone? These terms are used interchangeably to refer to grave markers, but there used to be distinct differences between them. Here’s an overview of what these terms mean. Rest assured that when you’re purchasing headstones for graves today, your memorial stone manufacturer will walk you through your options. Tombstones and gravestones Traditionally, tombstones and gravestones refer to large stone slabs that were placed on the top of tombs or graves, which secured the grave from grave robbers and other intruders (natural or otherwise). The word “gravestone” dates back to the... View Article

Headstone Inscription Tips

January 17, 2022

Being tasked with handling the process of choosing a headstone inscription can feel like a lot of pressure. After all, it’s a monument to your loved one, which will last decades (perhaps even centuries) after they pass away. What should you include in your gravestone inscription? Here’s a quick guide to creating the right inscription for your loved one: Double check the information: Typos, wrong dates and even wrong names can ruin a headstone. Above all, when creating a headstone inscription, make sure you double check the information you’re providing. Ask a few loved ones to review the inscription and... View Article

What Type of Headstone Lasts the Longest?

December 30, 2021

When it comes to headstones and other memorial markers, there are several common materials to choose from, but granite is typically seen as the most durable. But does it make a difference if the stone is laser etched? Read on to learn more about the longevity of granite monuments, as well as how long laser-etched headstones last. How long do granite headstones last? The elements of nature take a toll on all stones, but some take more damage than others. Marble, slate and limestone have been used for memorial stones for centuries, but granite is much more common today. It’s... View Article

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