Many people invest a lot of money on a headstone for after they are gone and there is good reason behind this. The memorial is a reminder of your life, telling people about it, who you were and how you lived for a long time after you are not there to tell the story yourself.
Headstones can often have a lot of value to the family members you leave behind. Personalised messages are very popular, often showing what kind of person you were and information about your life. The stones last for years and years, ensuring there is a lasting memorial to you.
The inclusion of your details on the memorial, such as your birth date and date of death as well as your name, allow people in the future to determine your family history. This is important and people researching their family trees regularly call in to cemeteries and churchyards to learn more.
There are several types of headstone to choose from, ranging from small and discreet to big and bold. The one you choose all depends on what suits you. It is a good idea to browse different designs and select the most fitting one.
Placing a headstone in a churchyard or cemetery gives your family a place to visit, leave flowers and remember you. The sites get visited by friends and family, helping them to come to terms with the loss and show that you are still in their thoughts. The use of headstones has been around well before public cemeteries came into use in the 19th century.
At UK Memorial Service we can give you a helping hand to choose your headstone. We have worked closely with a huge number of people over the years and have seen the big increase in the number planning their own funerals in advance. We can offer a flexible service so you can design your memorial and have plans in place to create it when it is needed.
If you have any questions please contact us. We also offer a huge range of other products that will look beautiful alongside the stone, including memorial vases. You can choose these at the same time as you design the headstone if you wish, ensuring that they will look perfect when placed on the grave.