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Choosing a Headstone

We understand and can support you during this difficult time of bereavement and difficulty for yourself and your family. We can support you in a compassionate and supportive way in finding a fitting memorial, headstone and if you wish – finding the correct or fitting epitaph to remember your loved one for years to come.

Choosing a headstone is a fitting memorial to a loved one that can be inscribed with an Epitaph to mark their life with a fitting, personal and often poignant message. Choosing the right headstone that suits your loved one can be challenging or difficult especially if the circumstances of the bereavement are sudden or unexpected. When this unfortunate event occurs – you may feel as if it’s hard to find a memorial, headstone or epitaph that is fitting to that person.

We have supported many of our clients in choosing headstones for their loved ones and we can support you in providing headstones in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions or require support in finding the correct headstone and epitaph should you feel that this is appropriate – please contact a member of our team today.

Choosing a Headstone That Suits the Commemoration of Your Loved One

A headstone is a feature that is a stone or slate marker which is placed at the head of a grave in the cemetery area. In addition to the person’s name and life dates – you may choose to include an epitaph representing text symbolic to that person, their life or their memory. When a loved one passes away – we understand that this is a highly difficult time for you and your family. You therefore shouldn’t worry about some of the natural concerns that may arise when choosing a headstone and epitaph. Some of the common concerns or issues that family members may encounter are the following:

  • If your loved one did not express their requirements or preferences for their funeral or commemorative headstone – you may be concerned that the choices may be something that they didn’t want.
  • You may feel burdened about having to make decisions relating to the above.
  • You may feel worried or concerned that you are taking a lot of time to choose the appropriate headstone. This can be common with choosing the correct epitaph to inscribe on the headstone.

Some advice to support you if you are facing the above issues is as follows:

  • Select one family member to make the key decisions regarding the funeral arrangements and post arrangements. This can reduce some of the issues associated with disagreeing about what your loved one may or would have wanted.
  • Do not worry about taking time in making key decisions – this is natural as you will want to find a fitting tribute to your loved one.
  • Inscriptions can be added to the headstone at a later date if you find that you are not able to choose the appropriate epitaph at the time. There are a number of common epitaph statements but you can also select a humorous or profound quotation that summarises the life of your loved one.

Finalising Your Choice of Headstone

There are a number of different materials that you can choose from as well as designs of headstones to ensure that there is a style available to suit your family’s requirements. We have a number of designs available and if you are finding it difficult to choose the appropriate type of headstone or epitaph – we can offer you advice. 

Not one headstone is the same however we have supported many clients in finding the appropriate headstone design and epitaph to commemorate their loved ones. If you feel that you are finding it hard during this difficult time – we can offer the support that you need so if you require our support – please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We have supported many of our clients in choosing headstones for their loved ones and we can support you in providing headstones in Cardiff, South Wales and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions or require support in finding the correct headstone and epitaph should you feel that this is appropriate – please contact a member of our team today.

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