The loss of a loved one leaves a void that no one could fill. The grieving process is painful and families struggle to cope with the loss of a family. Long after the individual has departed, the only things that stay are the memories that you will have to live with. The mortal remains will have a designated location at the cemetery and this is where the headstone is going to be put and it’ll take the relevant information of their loved one.
Headstones have changed over the years and they’re not what they were centuries ago. Headstones are a really crucial part of the background. They help us identify the life and times of the person who is buried there. These function as recorded proof for historians.
Today, the memorial headstones have changed with the times. Nowadays bodies are cremated due to lack of burial space and also because it is a more environment-friendly alternative. Even if the body is cremated the departed ones are given a memorial, and headstones are installed at the cemetery.
Care needs to be taken while picking the headstones. If they’re intended to continue for ages, then granite headstones are the most suitable choice. These granite headstones are hardy, long-lasting, and require minimum maintenance. Nowadays even the permanent headstones have changed. A simple plaque-like headstone can be used to indicate the grave of a person. All these are either made of granite or bronze. Sometimes it may be a mix of both. This is normally placed at the head of the tomb and directly over the ground. These help in preserving the memories of the person.
Bronze headstones are a good option for permanent memorials. These include bronze plates using some exceptional lettering in addition to designs and the important details such as the title, date of birth as well as death etc.. These bronze plates are then fixed to the granite slabs and installed in the Peninsula as a gorgeous memorial.
Earlier permanent memorials had enormous upright pieces of rock that have been sculpted, where there clearly was written information regarding the individual’s grave that was indicated. These types of memorials do exist even today, but now these are used to indicate a set of graves, such as the grave of the whole family. The upright, enormous headstones and the bigger ones, all of them create a comprehensive memorial of the family as a whole.
You will find ‘pre-need’ memorials which are arranged by many people until they die. These New Century Headstones arrive with the inscription of the title of the person at the time of purchase. If there are two names such as the individual as well as a company, then both names are inscribed and then the date of deaths have been added later on.