Categories for Headstone

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 Can I Use to Clean a Headstone?

August 17, 2021

People wanting to properly honor their deceased loved one often take the time to clean their headstone. However, using the wrong cleaning materials could cause major damage to your loved one’s headstone. That’s why it’s important to stay aware of proper cleaning techniques and materials to use on gravesites. Read on if you’re interested in learning more about the process of restoring the headstone of one of your loved ones. The importance of cleaning a headstone While it isn’t always necessary, some people like to keep their loved one’s headstone looking pristine by cleaning it from time to time. Rain... 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

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