You may wish to forgo a traditional headstone in favor of a grand monument. A monument for a loved one reflects their life, personality, and the love that you shared. It may be personalized and it is a special way to commemorate a life lived as well as a final resting place.
Selecting a Monument
When it is time to choose a monument for your lot, there are a few important factors to consider:
Type of monument. This refers to the shape, size, and stone finish of the monument. There are several different types of monuments, the most common of which include a tablet and base. The stone can also be carved into unique shapes that are symbolic to your family or loved one.
Material. Monuments are available in a variety of materials, although granite is easily the most common. Granite is hard, durable, and resistant to corrosion, so it will serve as a memorial to your loved one for centuries.
Style. The final step in creating a monument, choosing a unique style will personalize your tribute. Decorative patterns, clip art, and unique symbols can create a one of a kind piece for your grave site. You can also customize names, dates, and other important information on your monument.