Things You Should Consider Putting on a Loved One’s Headstone

Posted on April 19, 2021 by McCaleb Funeral Home under Funeral Home
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funeral home in Elsa, TXIf you’re going to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery or bury a loved one’s cremated remains in one, you’re likely going to want to invest in a headstone for their burial plot. Fortunately, a funeral home in Elsa, TX should make it easy enough for you to pick out the right headstone for the job. But it’s going to be up to you to decide what to put on the headstone before it’s put into place. Wondering which things you should make sure go on it? Here are some of the things that you’re going to want to consider.

Your loved one’s name

This should almost go without saying, but you’re going to want to start putting together the plans for your loved one’s headstone by deciding how you want to spell out their name on it. Ideally, you want to put their full name on their headstone. But you also want to work in a nickname if you have the space. Your goal should be to clearly identify who is buried underneath the headstone that you’re creating.

The dates of your loved one’s birth and death

In addition to putting your loved one’s full name on their headstone, you’re also going to want to put both the death of their birth and the date of their death on it. This is going to let others know how old your loved one was. It’s also going to make it easy for future generations of your family to identify your loved one and explain who they were in the grand scheme of things.

Your loved one’s roles in life

Your loved one likely had a lot of different roles throughout the course of their life. From being a parent to being a friend to being a follower of Christ, they used these different roles to carve out their own special place in this world. You should think about celebrating these roles by listing them somewhere on their headstone. You can try to come up with words that describe the roles they played and work them into the design for their headstone.

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A special quote

A lot of families like to wrap up their loved ones’ headstones by including a special quote somewhere on them. They’ll put something like, “Always Remembered, Never Forgotten,” on their headstone to illustrate just how much they were loved. You should kick around some ideas for a quote and see if any of them stick. If you have the space for a quote, you should definitely take advantage of it.

A picture

Putting a loved one’s picture onto their headstone will often increase the price of it quite a bit. But if you can afford to do it, it’s a great way to take their headstone to the next level. You’ll be able to sit and look at your loved one’s face every single time you go to visit their burial site. It’ll help you maintain a connection with them and allow future generations to see what your loved one looked like long after their Elsa, TX funeral services are complete.

Would you like some help designing the perfect headstone for a loved one? When you make Elsa, TX funeral arrangements for your loved one through McCaleb Funeral Home, this is one of the many things that we can assist you with. Reach out to us to start the funeral planning process for your loved one.

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