Death is never easy to deal with at the best of times and when somebody very close to your passes away, it can be very traumatic. You will feel as if there is a large hole in your life where this person used to be, and you will also feel a great deal of sadness as you reflect on your time together. Your dearly departed may have opted for traditional burial rather than cremation and you now have to make arrangements to secure the burial site. Yet you also got to make sure that you commemorate them in the most appropriate way and will need to select a high-quality tombstone, so how can you pay them the maximum amount of respect and make sure that their memory is commemorated?
Time Marches on
If it's been some time since you last went to a graveyard you may not be familiar with the latest technology and how this may allow you to create a truly fitting memorial. You may have seen the old-fashioned and traditional headstone which is simply a piece of granite, etched by a craftsman and which may carry a simple and very brief message. Usually, it is simply the name of the individual together with their birth and death dates and a short phrase.
A lot has changed since those old days, however, and you can now commission a tombstone that has a much longer message in a variety of different fonts, together with a very accurate picture of the individual.
Today, modern laser machines are used that focus powerful beams of light through crystal glass onto the granite surface. These tools are controlled by a computer program and they can create an image with amazing accuracy and clarity. Essentially, the laser beam will create many thousands of miniature holes of varying size and depth and, in some ways, this is similar to the pixelated form of a computer image.
You should gather together as much information as you can including photographs of your loved one. Then, you can figure out an appropriate message as well as the font or typeface and hand all of this information over to the expert. They will then work with the best quality granite tombstone available to craft a message and provide you with a suitably fitting memorial.
Making a Plan
Talk with your funeral home and they will put you in touch with these artisans. These experts will then be able to provide you with tombstones to choose from and arrange for it to be put into place as well.