What is the Purpose of Grave Markers?

by | Jun 22, 2018 | Business

When planning to memorialize your lost loved one through a beautiful custom grave piece, you have a lot of monuments to choose from. While many people end up choosing traditional headstones, others consider grave markers as a way to immortalize the memories and love of their family member. However, many people don’t quite know the difference between grave markers and headstones. What makes grave markers unique, and why do some people choose them over headstones and graveside benches? Our Etched Impressions professionals are here to give you all the details.

The Difference Between Headstones and Grave Markers
Headstones, also known as gravestones or tombstones, are just that – heads of stone that stand upright to mark the grave of a deceased friend or family member.

Most headstones include information such as:

  • Full name of the deceased individual
  • Additional identifying terms
  • Birth date and death date
  • Religious or meaningful verses

Additional custom information, such as an etched symbol or sigil, may be added to the gravestone depending on the specification requirements of the cemetery and grave makers.

The main difference between a headstone and custom grave markers is the direction of placement. Grave markers are typically flat and parallel to the ground. They are extremely elegant additions to a cemetery and are becoming more and more popular as time goes on.

Types of Custom Grave Markers Available
Almost all grave markers are flat, but there are a variety of designs and styles to choose from, including:

  • Flush grave marker, which is completely flat against the ground
  • Ledger grave marker, a slab of stone covering the entirety of the grave and rising slightly above the ground
  • Flat grave marker, another variation of the flush style

Depending on the style of a grave marker that you choose, you can add your personalization and etching to mark the grave as a unique burial site for your loved one. Grave markers can vary in price depending on size, materials used, and the layers of engraving done. However, you can work with a grave marker professional to work out the details.

Order Your Custom Grave Markers Today to Memorialize Your Loved One in an Elegant Way

At etched impressions, we will work with you to find a perfect solution for your loved one. Some cemeteries require flat grave markers by the lawn specifications, and we can offer a variety of beautiful and elegant solutions to memorialize your friend or family member in the best way possible.

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