Headstone monument designed by Columbia Gardens Memorials
Headstones & Memorials

Different Headstone and Monument Finishes

The passing of a loved one comes with many emotions, but also many decisions and much planning. In addition to making choices for the deceased’s funeral arrangements, you’ll also have to make several decisions when it comes to the gravestone. Cemetery memorials and gravestones are a way to pay tribute to your loved one, and should embody their personality. Once…

Continue Reading
Headstones in a cemetary
Headstones & Memorials

Choosing a Gravestone for a Deceased Parent

When faced with the expected or unexpected loss of a parent, children are often left with an unspeakable grief filled with emotional turmoil. Funeral arrangements, even if they have pre-planned, can be an overwhelming process. In the midst of making arrangements and mourning, you will be faced with the decision of how to proceed with choosing a gravestone for your…

Continue Reading
Angel Statue in Evergreens Cemetery, New York City
Headstones & Memorials

Adding a Name to a Headstone

Adding additional names, dates, and insignias to gravestones is not an uncommon practice. For example, one may need to add the name and dates of a recently deceased loved one to a double headstone or family mausoleum (sometimes referred to as a crypt or tomb). There are also occasions where the gravestone was initially engraved without the persons actual name.…

Continue Reading
Granite Headstone
Headstones & Memorials

Selecting a Headstone for a Loved One

A headstone is customarily designed as a memorial and lasting tribute to that of a life lived. It is used not only as a marker to signify a final resting place but, is also intended to provide the living with a safe space to visit, reminisce, and cherish the memories of their loved ones. Choosing a headstone for someone you…

Continue Reading