Our furry friends are as much a part of our life as any other family member. From the comfort they provide during sad times to the happiness of watching them goof around in the house, each moment becomes a memory when they cross the rainbow bridge.
Designing a pet memorial has helped many pet parents deal with the grieving process. As a headstone monument company, we can help you design a custom headstone for your pet. These headstones can be a good way to honour the memory of your pet.
While designing a headstone or a grave marker for your pet, there are several things that you should consider. To help make the process a little easier for you, we have listed some of the factors that you should keep in mind.
Placement Of The Headstone
Before moving on to designing a headstone or a memorial for your pet, you have to decide the area or the location where you will be installing the headstone. Pet memorials are often placed in the garden or yard, inside the home or even in a pet cemetery if you have their remains placed there.
Pet memorials are often made from granite or marble. Granite is by far the most popular choice due to its strength and durability.
Marble is also commonly used. However, since it is less durable and relatively softer, it is not advised in case you want to place the memorial in an outdoor environment. Nevertheless, if you plan on hanging the memorial inside or placing it on a shelf, marble can be a great option.
Other materials used are bronze, stainless steel, and brass. These are also better kept inside as they are more susceptible to the elements of nature.
At Summit Memorials, we provide you with a wide variety of headstone materials. You can choose the material according to your needs and requirements.
As far as granite is concerned, we offer eight different types that are quarried in different parts of the world.
You will probably find a wide selection of premade memorials with a paw or bone on it – something very generic. However, if you want something special and more personal, it is always better to customize a memorial. You can put your pet’s name on it and even a picture of the pet either etched or a photograph placed onto the memorial.
Summit Memorials offers dura photos in different shapes and sizes. You can also choose between coloured and black and white photographs.
Pet memorials can vary greatly in price depending on the size, material used, design and personalization of the memorial. They can cost anywhere from $100.00 up to however much you are willing to spend as some memorials are very unique (some have even sculpted their pet out of granite as a memorial).
Designing a pet memorial is a great way of keeping your pet’s memory alive and remembering all the great moments you spent with them.
Accessories And Epitaphs
You can add several accessories to the headstones. These accessories can be a vase for flowers or you can also add a medallion, picture, or small structure such as a bone made out of concrete.
Accessories like these help in making a personalized headstone that depicts the true nature of your pet.
You can also add a quote or a saying to show how much your pet was loved throughout its lifetime. You can refer to our list of epitaphs from our catalogue to get some ideas.
About Summit Memorials
Let us help you honour your loved ones in the best way possible. Our specially trained staff tries to make the toughest time of your life a little bit easier by providing high-quality memorial services and products. The headstones that our craftsmen build are the best in the business. The granite headstones we provide in Alberta and Saskatchewan are guaranteed to never wear out or crack due to normal elements and weather conditions.
At Summit Memorials, we provide our customers with premium quality and well-crafted monuments, headstones, tombstones, and grave markers. For more information about our services, visit our website or contact us here today.