If choosing to have an in-ground burial for your recently deceased, you will need to have a specific memorial which will be placed to locate the individual. Headstones are a perfect way of having a customized gravestone which is designed and styled to give your burial site a beautiful way of remembering the person that you lost. Headstones can be created to have the person’s name, date of birth and death and any other words of endearment that is wanted. Including having the option of material used and the type of headstone that is desired. Honor and remember the person you had lost by adding in a customized headstone to their burial site.
Upright headstones are the most common and generic headstone you will see when entering a cemetery. Just as the name states it’s a headstone that sits perfectly upright which is placed in the ground usually at the top of the grave site. These headstones can be designed and created for any size, shape, or can be engraved to have anything written on it besides their name. Depending on the cemetery there may be a specific unity they are going towards and will need to be approved before placing in any headstone.
While upright headstones are most common, there is also the slanted headstone that can be used as a memorial. Slanted headstones are upright except for the face of the headstone which is slanted to look down onto the headstone from above. This type of headstone can be beneficial when trying to locate an individual without have to tilt your head to see the names engraved. Slanted headstones will also have to be approved by your cemetery since some burial sites had designated unified headstone rules and regulations.
Although headstones are a necessity to most cemeteries, you can personalize any custom headstone to honor and remember your loved one. You will need to engrave the deceased name onto the headstone but can incorporate their date of birth, date of death, and any loving words or bible verses that are desired to customize their headstone. Including having the ability to pick out the type of material and designed headstone that may commemorate that person. You can even add on some famous words or any inside joke that the person might have said to give you and your family a place to go to remember them.
Depending on the cemetery you are using as a burial site for your dearly departed, you may want to look into what type of headstones you are allowed to purchase. Many cemeteries have rules and regulations regarding their headstones and may want to keep their cemetery unified by having specific sizes and types that can be used only. One way of knowing if the cemetery is unified is just by taking a look at the headstones themselves and seeing if there are upright headstones, slanted headstones, or any kind of headstone or marker that can be used to locate the individual.