6 Tips for Choosing a Headstone

Top 6 Tips for Choosing a Headstone

Choosing and designing a headstone for your loved one can be an overwhelming experience.  At Honor Life, we want to show and help you take the guesswork out of the process making it a little less difficult.  With our practical checklist and tips below, you can design the most personal, heartfelt, or sentimental memorial to remember and withstand the test of time.

  1. What are the size requirements?
    • Your cemetery many have limits on sizes and thickness.  Find out what they are beforehand so you know your options are.
  2. Pick a Style
    • What style of headstone does your cemetery allow?
    • Flat, slant, pillow, and upright are but a few styles to choose from.
  3. Choose a Material
    • Granite, bronze, marble, Limestone, glass can be materials offered to you to pick a headstone.  What are the pros and cons of each material?  Honor Life sells both Granite and Bronze Headstones.
    • Can I paint the headstone to allow my engraving to show contrast?
    • Are their color restrictions after material choice?
  4. Pick an Edge
    • Standard, Beveled, or Lawn Mower Proof
    • This is not something one would think about but it does have it’s importance in picking a stone due to the practices of your cemetery and their maintenance habits.
  5. Can I personalize with an Emblem?
  6. Are Pictures allowed on a headstone?
    • Etched pictures are done right onto the stone.  Halftone artwork is used to reproduce grayscale images by breaking into small dots for incredible detail.
    • Your own Digital Image of your loved one can be permanently kiln fired to a ceramic tile.  This tile is inlaid flush with the surface of a granite headstone in order to protect and protect.
Here’s a few more worth mentioning…
  • Is the plot number required on the stone? If yes, what size and where should it be located?
  • Cemetery paperwork?  Does your cemetery require paperwork for their records?
  • Is a proof of your order required for the cemetery?
  • Are specific shapes and sizes required for pictures?

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