Headstones are the memorials that sit on a vertical 90-degree angle from the grave of your loved one. They come in a range of shapes, sizes and styles so that you are able to customize the headstone to one that accurately reflects the essence of your dearly departed. Here we explain to you the differences in headstones and how you are able to customize them to make sure the headstone of your loved one is something spectacular to honor their existence in this lifetime.
Upright headstones are commonly used throughout the country as a pleasant way to remember your loved one. They contain information about the person, who they were, who they were loved by and the impact that they have had on the people whose lives they had touched. Some of the contents that are gaining traction on headstones are catch phrases frequently used by the individual, words to their favorite song as well as eulogies written by close loved ones. Naturally these are in combination with the name of the dearly departed as well as their date of birth and death.
Slant headstones are used in the same fashion as upright headstones, however, are generally lower to the ground and angled up towards the sky. They have a flat base with just the face having the slant upwards so that it is sturdy and will last indefinitely. These can be made for an individual or can have the names of two companions, so that they can lay side by side for eternity with their love. These can also be customized in a number of different ways which we will outline below.
Most commonly headstones are made from granite, but they can also be made from sandstone, marble and limestone if that is how you wish for them to be built. Any of these materials are able to be cut to different sizes as well as engravings and implants inserted. All of the materials used are chosen because they are durable, however as a headstone is a personal item and will be the memorial for your loved one for many years to come, it is best to choose a material and style that represents who they were as a person. The choice in material can tell a lot about the person it is in honor of.
When you have selected either an upright headstone or a slant headstone, and the material it is to be made out of, you are then able to start customizing the face to suit the style of the life that has been lost. This can include a photo of the deceased, an image of their favorite bird, musical notes or any other image that represents who they were and the life they lived. The size and shape are also able to be customized to how you believe your loved one would like to be remembered, whether that be classic square cut or something a little more decorative.