Designing a cemetery headstone is a personal experience, and there are a lot of ways you can make your stone more representational of you. Many headstones look a lot the same, which can make the fixtures seem a little less personal. Here is a look at a few ways you can make your headstone all yours so it stands apart from the rest.
Consider adding a noteworthy quote.
Adding a quote to a headstone can make it more meaningful, and there are so many good ones to choose from, such as:
"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
This quote actually comes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling, but it can be really fitting as a headstone engraving. Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or you just appreciate the sentiment of the words, this quote is an awesome addition to a cemetery headstone if you want it to have a little something extra. In essence, the quote is saying that people who lived life in a calculated way have nothing to fear in death; it is only the next chapter. Something like this can leave a lasting impression for the many years to come.
Consider including a photograph.
Photographs commonly get incorporated on modern-day headstones, and choosing to add one to yours can make it a little more interesting to look at. Having a photo allows the onlooker to put a face with the name, which has only been a possibility in the last several decades.
If you have ever visited an older cemetery and wondered what the person looked like, you can understand how a picture can make a difference. Some people even choose to have a family photo included, which is perfectly doable.
Consider having a symbol incorporated.
Certain symbols can hold relevance in your life, and there is nothing wrong with having these symbols incorporated in your headstone when you have it created. For example, an infinity sign, a cross, a dove, or some other symbol may hold importance in your life and could be something to include.
Most headstone companies have a list of symbols that can be engraved into a stone, but you may also get the chance to supply your own. Some companies have equipment that will allow them to scan an image, and then use their engraving equipment to put it on the stone. Talk with your funeral home about cemetery headstone engraving options today.