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3 Helpful Tips When Selecting a Memorial

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on February 4, 2014

Selecting a memorial such as headstones for a loved one that has just passed can be a challenging process. The initial process might seem difficult and at times daunting for families and loved ones who sometimes have to make these decisions without sufficient guidance or experience.

Monuments such as headstones can be a powerful tool to help cope with the loss of a loved one as they are long lasting memorials designed to honor and cherish the dearly departed.

To aid you during this difficult process, here are some things that you should consider when preparing a memorial.

Acquaint yourself with the burial location

Before even selecting a headstone, ensure that you study the cemetery’s list of rules and regulations for burialsAstral Stone Headstone and monuments. Most cemeteries have their own unique restrictions such as the type of memorial, size, building material as well as design specifications. It’s essential to be mindful of these rules when approaching a stonemason or ordering a headstone.

Selecting a stonemason

Choosing an experienced stonemason is essential to ensure that the entire process of commissioning a monument is as smooth and hassle free as possible during your time of grief. Stonemasons like Melbourne based Astral Stone can provide expert advice and carry out a wide range of memorial work such as headstones, plaques or even full monuments.

When selecting a stonemason, be sure to examine their previous work to and ensure that you are happy with their quality of work and processes. A good stonemason would be able to assist you through every stage of the process, advising you on the options available, preferred building materials and capture the design that you feel best honors your loved one.

Share as much information as possible

To help your stonemason arrive at the most appropriate design, you should try to share as much information as possible. Some things to take into consideration are their level of spirituality, hobbies, preferred literature and personality when it comes to designing a memorial. By providing your stonemason with as much information as possible, he will be better equipped to understand and produce a memorial befitting of your loved one.

A beautifully crafted memorial can be an essential tool in helping the grieving process. The loss of a loved one can be especially difficult for families and close friends who are grieving for the first time. There are many practical ways to support the bereaved during this trying period. A memorial to your loved one can be a source of strength and inspiration whenever you visit the cemetery as a monument and testament to the deceased’s memories.

This post was made in collaboration with Astral Stone.

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