How to personalize a headstone or grave marker?

Creating a headstone or grave marker for a loved one is not easy, but this article will help you through the process of designing a beautiful gravestone to honor your loved one. Picking a headstone or flat grave marker is an important step in the healing process.

When creating a grave marker, there are many things to consider such as cemetery guidelines, stone type, epitaph, and design.

Contact burial cemetery:
Start by contacting your chosen cemetery to understand their rules and guidelines such as type of gravestone, and/or stone material allowed.
Give yourself time to think about your loved one’s qualities, family involvement, hobbies & interests, communities they may have been involved in and most importantly their beliefs and values.  
Choosing a design or emblem:
When deciding on an emblem for a headstone or headstone marker consider how they lived their life. Think about their favorite hobbies, interests, communities, and beliefs.
Selecting a Stone type:
Select a stone type that would be represent your loved one. At Markers & Headstones, we offer granite and marble options on our online design tool. Contact Us regarding custom orders at
Writing an Epitaph:
Put yourself in your loved one’s shoes and consider would they prefer a light-hearted, humorous message or perhaps a favorite quote. Often a short message about their best qualities is the perfect way to honor their passing.
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