Steps To Choose Granite Memorial
By Grace VanBuren
Sometimes, after one of your friends or relatives dies,
you feel the need of commemorating him/her in some way
by having an item that would always keep the memories
alive. And this is the reason why granite memorial
benches were invented. Most of the models available for
purchase provide everyone with a spot that is perfect
for relaxation and can be usually placed in any green
space, be it a park or a nice and quite garden. But
then, of course, securing this item is probably one of
the hardest steps. In the next paragraphs you will be
presented some useful advice related to purchasing and
taking care of a granite memorial bench.
The first step you will need to make is discuss with the
other persons that were close to the deceased one and
see if they are willing to contribute with some money to
help you with this purchase. Usually, the price of a
granite memorial bench can range between $600 and $1500,
so it is quite an important investment.
Then, you will have to decide about the perfect place
for putting the item. It is probably important to choose
something that was very special to your loved one, a
place where he/she used to spend a great amount of time,
or simply a place where you have some numerous nice
memories with the person. After you have done that, you
will definitely have to obtain permission from the owner
of the place. If you have decided for a park, you can
call the local council or the organization that runs it.
Most of them will be very help in this situation
because, after all, it is about your money.
After purchasing the granite memorial benches, you will
have to find the perfect company for engraving it.
Currently there are a great number of companies all over
the country that offer services like this one. An
alternative would be to contact the owners of other
memorial benches and find out what companies they chose
in this matter. After you do this, there is only one
final thing to decide upon: the message. The most common
pattern starts with 'In the memory of' and continues
with the name of the person commemorated. A good idea
would be to add some personalized sentences but, of
course, this is an optional step and could cost you more
money. Everything is up to you.
All in all, if you consider that a person deserves this
kind of appreciation, choosing granite memorial benches
is an excellent idea. With just a few phone calls and
some money spent for that person, he/she could be valued
forever and the memories could remain alive.