One of the finest ways to honor someone is to design a monument that is a proper commemoration of their life. Choosing the right memorial inscription for your loved one can sometimes be challenging. Some people find it challenging to come up with the correct wording for the headstone inscription.
Many families choose to go with the classics, like “In Loving Memory” or “Remembered Forever.” Others go for a more personalized message to help tell a story about a loved one who has passed away, such as a favorite quote or saying or perhaps a line from a beloved poem.
A headstone inscription is a perfect way to include essential details regarding your loved one’s personality, preferences, and lifestyle. Apart from reflecting personal achievements, it can also help honor their contributions to the community. Always take your time and consideration when putting together a memorial inscription.
There are some essential things to consider when choosing a monument design and it’s inscription details:
Choose The Right Headstone Design
When selecting an appropriate headstone inscription, consider the right design and style for your preferred monument stone. A headstone’s design and style, including its material such as granite or bronze, can make a significant difference in its overall appearance. Consider various lettering styles, designs, artistic elements, and materials that express your loved one’s style, preferences, and taste.
A monument inscription layout usually depends on its font size and style. It also depends on whether you want to include any religious artwork, flags, emblems, motives, photographs, and or anything else of importance. A memorial company will always take the time to talk to you about your family’s headstone design and inscription. They will listen to your ideas and offer their expert advice on memorial style and inscription.
Choosing the right monument design and its inscription’s layout can be overwhelming after losing someone close to you. An experienced monument company can help you through the entire process with honesty and a desire to produce a personalized memorial. In this way, you can rest assured that you have arranged something unique and meaningful that truly honors your loved one.
Write Something Unique
Every person is unique, and a finished headstone should reflect your loved one’s individuality. Therefore, it’s best to avoid reusing standard designs or quotes for your monument. Instead, think of a memorable quote, piece of poetry, phrase, or saying that encapsulates your loved one’s personality.
Many people find it overwhelming to choose the best inscription for their monument. However, it’s always best to try and be unique and relevant. Suppose your loved one enjoyed a particular hobby or felt at ease in a specific place. In that case, you might consider personalizing the inscription to reflect something as unique as they were instead of something ordinary.
Keep It Personal
It’s always nice to include personal wording, so think back on your loved one’s passions and hobbies. If they enjoyed dancing, you could say something like “dancing together forever” – a unique phrase that tells reflects something about who this person was. If you aren’t sure, ask other family members or friends what they might think or suggest a possible headstone inscription.
Take Your Time
Take your time when thinking of what you would like to say; do not feel rushed. Reflect on what you would like to say. It can be a time-consuming process, but it will be there forever telling your loved one’s story, so it’s essential to come up with the perfect wording.
Suppose you are looking for some fascinating epitaphs for your monument. You can look for epitaphs, including religious, classics, for a child, for males/females, common epitaphs, and many more. Besides being put on the front, they can also be inscribed along your headstone sides, back, or on the base.
Choose The Right Memorial Company
Most importantly, you need to hire the right team of experts to inscribe and install your headstone. The right monument company will design and carve your cemetery stone artistically. This will help you memorialize your loved one most appropriately.
Summit Memorials helps you honor your loved ones with high-quality granite headstone designs and inscriptions across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Visit our website to see our selection of granite memorials or contact us for personalized service.