How to Choose Cemetery Headstones For
By Steve Majewski
Choosing a headstone for a deceased loved one is never
an easy thing to do. Most people don't think about it
until it's time to actually do it. There are a few
things you should know before that time comes that can
help in picking out your everlasting tribute to your
Like everything else the biggest deciding factor in
choosing a headstone comes down to cost. You get what
you pay for is also true in this market. You will have
to decide on how big you want the headstone to be, what
it is made out of and how you want to personalize it.
Granite headstones are the most popular. Almost all
cemeteries allow some form of granite headstone. Granite
is a very durable stone and is one of the hardest
substances on Earth. Some people may choose to use a
bronze headstone if they are on a more restricted
For those that choose a granite headstone the color of
the headstone can be a very important decision. People
choose different colors for different reasons but you
should check with the cemetery first to see if there are
any color restrictions.
Most cemeteries will regulate how large of a headstone
you may place at the grave. You should choose a size
that fits in your budget and more importantly is allowed
by the cemetery.
Probably the most important part of a headstone is it's
design. There are limitless design possibilities for
headstones. When choosing one you should consider how
the loved one lived their life and choose a style that
Personalizing the headstone is the last step. You will
start with the deceased one's name and date of birth and
death. What comes next is up to you and your family.
Some may choose an emblem or image to be placed on the
headstone as well.
There are many things to consider when choosing a
headstone. Planning ahead can help limit the sadness
involved in the selection process.