Garden Memorial Stones Are Unique
By Dave Gorski
There are few longer lasting ways to pay tribute to a
loved one than with a sentiment set in stone. A garden
memorial stone set in a lovely spot under a tree or near
a fountain gives people a chance to remember their lost
friends or family members in a comfortable setting. Many
times these stones are very simple and understated in
appearance. They are unobtrusive because they seem to be
a natural part of the garden.
Stone distributors are able to carve sentiments into the
rocks to personalize them. This adds an extra dimension
of tribute. The stone may contain a saying or poem that
may have been a favorite of the lost person. Or it can
be something chosen specifically to celebrate their
life. Working with a stone carver to engrave just the
right words in just the right font onto a garden
memorial stone can mean that the stone will appear just
as you want it. This means that it more than likely will
fit in well with the chosen garden setting.
There are many style options available for garden
stones. Some stones can be carved to include a small
candle. Adding this small amount of light means that
visitors to the memorial can appreciate it after dark as
well as during daylight hours. Flickering candle light
is an excellent way to establish a respectful, yet
attractive memorial. A garden memorial stone may also be
carved into specific shapes, such as a cross, tombstone
or pillar. The memorial is all the more harmonious when
the shape and the sentiment carved on it complement one
Another way to personalize the memorial is to add a
photograph of the loved one onto the stone. Photographs
can accompany a poem or simply the name of the person.
Photographs work well on small or larger stones.
Photographs may be in color or in black and white.
Choose the photograph in conjunction with the color of
the garden memorial stone to create the best effect. A
color photograph may look best on a darker stone,
whereas, a black and white photograph might look better
on a stone with more of a copper coloring. There are
several factors to consider and a reputable stone dealer
will work to help create the ideal memorial.