How can you commemorate your loved ones after they have passed away? Is it keeping their belongings just as they have left them? Writing a song for them? Starting a foundation in honor of their name? While these are not such bad ideas, sometimes the best way to honor a person can be something as simple as having a memorial plaque for them.
What are memorial plaques?
These are plaques made to honor the life of the deceased loved one–be it a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a friend, or even a pet. Often these have the deceased loved one’s name, plus a message about them. Other times, they are created in memory of plaques with a picture.
How can you honor your loved ones with a plaque?
Plaques serve as a reminder of your dearly departed. These are often made into fixtures to memorialize a person. One of the most common places to leave a plaque in is on your loved one’s grave. However, some places to put these on can also include urns, benches, trees, garden walls, and other locations that might be sentimental to them.
Your Plaque Options
Plaques come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. In most cases, when it comes to shapes, you can simply choose among an oval, a circular, or a rectangular plaque. The choice, of course, will be up to you and your family’s preferences.
When it comes to choosing the perfect material for your plaque, you should always consider its durability. Often, you will be given a choice between bronze, brass, and stainless steel. The latter is popular for being cost-effective and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.
Of course, plaques should not be cookie-cutter outputs. After all, these will be used to honor your departed loved ones. For most service providers, you will be given the option to personalize your plaque.
Here are some of your personalization options:
- You can add a quote
Simply choose a message that represents your departed loved one best. You can choose a line from the Bible, from a song, or string your own words together for a heartfelt message.
- You can add a photo of the departed
To remember your loved one by, it is also possible to have their photo on a memorial plaque. Want to know more about this option? Find out how a plaque can be created in honor of your loved one.
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