Designing your Headstone Memorial
We have hundreds of designs, and separate design elements, for you to select from. This allows families to create a fitting design by simply mixing and matching designs and emblems. However, keep in mind that we are a custom monument company and can do virtually anything you want when it comes to artwork. Please visit our photo gallery to see some of our custom, and traditional, memorials. In the end… we want you to tell your loved ones story..
As you consider your memorial design there are four basic decisions to keep in mind; layout, lettering, carving style and what artwork you want.
When selecting the layout or placement of lettering, and artwork, keep in mind that your memorial starts as a blank canvas… we suggest that the first thing your eyes should be drawn to is the name, then the dates, and finally the artwork and epitaphs.
Lettering And Engraving
There are two items to consider with lettering:
1.) Type of engraving
Our standard types of letter engraving are shown here:
As a general rule we use a traditional roman font because it is the easiest to read. That being said, we of course can do other fonts depending on their complexity, the style in which they are engraved, and the lettering size.
Deep Cut in Sanded Panel (an area where the polish has been removed) are the easiest to read and work well on all light colors.
*Carved In Polished is Our Standard Engraving Works well on all colors
Raised Polished ( Is where the polished is removed and the Lettering is left polished)
Extra Deep Engraving (Is our standard engraving but just deeper)
Headstones epitaphs and verses
An Epitaph is a short text in commemoration of a deceased person that is engraved on a gravestone or plaque. Some Epitaphs are specified by the person before their departure, others are chosen by those closest to them. Most Memorial Verses are in remembrance and recognition of the persons family life and career, often with an expression of love & respect. Some of the most famous Epitaphs are from the Bible.
The Links below will Give you some ideas of Verses for your headstone