Categories for Headstone

What Can You Put on a Grave While Waiting for the Headstone?

July 22, 2022

The people we love deserve to be honored when they pass away. More often than not, the process of honoring a deceased loved one and laying them to their final rest can take quite a bit of time. While going through that process, you may find yourself in a situation wherein the burial is completed before your loved one’s headstone is ready. All of a sudden, you now have a grave site with no marker present. What can you do in that scenario? Using a temporary grave marker is your best option. Continue with this article if you wish to... View Article

What Is Gravestone Resetting?

June 3, 2022

Resetting gravestones is the process of moving or repairing a headstone that has been damaged, toppled, or sunken into the ground. This is often done to preserve the stone or make it easier to read. There are many ways to reset a gravestone. The most common method is digging a trench around the stone and using levers to lift it out of the ground. The stone is then cleaned and reset in a new foundation. Gravestone Resetting Strategies It’s common for a groundskeeper or cemetery sexton to have a strategy for resetting gravestones. This might involve digging a series of... View Article

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

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