Memorial Headstones - Ensuring You Get
the Personal Touch
By Thom Sanders
It's never too early to think about dying. Planning what
you would like to happen for your funeral and what you
would like to be done with your body is worth giving a
few minutes consideration to and making sure your
nearest and dearest know about it, otherwise the worst
could happen and they'd have no idea what you wanted.
Remember, death potentially waits around every corner.
Whilst it's unlikely that you'll be involved in an
accident on the way home from work today, you could be,
and the worst could happen.
You needn't plan out the entire thing in intimate
detail, of course, just thinking about any songs you'd
like played, potential themes for the funeral and people
you'd like to be there will be a great help for those
who are left to organise it after you've gone. Deciding
whether you'd like to be buried, cremated or have
something else done to your body is also a good idea as
it's one of the most important decisions you can make
with regards to your posthumous existence.
If you're going to have a memorial headstone then you
should also spend some time working out what you want
written on it, what style of headstone you want and
whether you would like any themes or motifs to be Granite.
Actually having your headstone made isn't normally a
good idea as you may change your mind a few months or
years down the line, but giving somebody close to you
the details of what material you'd like, what style of
headstone you want and whether you want any particular
quotes or witticisms written on it is a good idea. This
way, you can ensure that the headstone reflects who you
were in the time immediately before you were taken.
There are plenty of things you can choose to have
written on your headstone. It could be a passage from
one of your favourite books, poems, plays, songs or
other piece of writing, or a quote from a historical or
important figure. You could even have a sentence or two
that you have put together which you feel sums up who
you are and what your message to the world was. Whatever
you choose it should be personal to you.
Giving people close to you information like this not
only helps them know what to do when you're gone but
gives you peace of mind too, knowing that when you do
die everything will be in order.