Why Choose Granite Headstones for Your Loved Ones?
Losing someone really close is one of the most saddening experiences that a person goes through in their life. No matter what we do, nothing can bring our loved one(s) back. The only way through the pain is to embrace it. They say the first step is the hardest, and when it comes to grieving, accepting that your loved one is gone forever, is the first step.
It is only after you have embraced the pain that you can begin to heal. Healing is a journey that every affected person must take themselves, i.e. no one else can do it for you. There is no time limit for grieving and there isn’t a manual on it either.
Fortunately, there are a few things that can help you say goodbye to you loved one in a more heartfelt manner. And if you feel at peace, you can heal a lot better and a lot faster.
Start with the funeral process; think what kind of ceremony your loved one would want. Some people want their accomplishments to be remembered on their funeral, some just want all their loved ones to forget the past and come together, and some want their goodbye ceremony to not be a sad funeral but a celebration of life and what it means to be alive.
And of course, the coffin that you choose for your loved one should be a representation of their personality and taste. Another important aspect that you need to consider is the headstone; whether to get a custom granite headstone or a marble one, whether to print a Bible verse on it or some famous quote, etc.
Choosing the Right Headstone
Choosing the right headstone for your loved one is extremely important. There are quite a few reasons for the selection of a headstone with the the most important one being that it is gonna be there with your loved ones forever.
Just like the coffin, the shape and color that the headstone will have should be a representation of your loved one, but the material that it is made from should always be granite.
Marble has been gravestone makers’ go-to material for centuries but the truth is; marble is a soft stone. Due to the wear and tear from weather, in only a few years, the name on the gravestone can become hard to read. Marble is so soft that it can be easily scratched with a knife. In fact, a scratch test is one of the most common ways to spot marble.
Granite, on the other hand, is formed through the cooling and solidification of molten lava. It is a tough rock that can withstand everything that the weather throws at it for a long time. Moreover, due to its hardness, granite allows laser etching, and that allows our gravestone makers to easily print anything on it; from Bible verses to even photos.
The headstone price is also another important aspect to consider but, when it comes to spending on your loved one for the very last time, it’s not the money that matters, but the love and the beautiful memories that your loved one leaves behind.