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Article  //  Choosing Memorials

Three Things to Remember When Selecting a Memorial

You may be uncertain as to just how to go about choosing a memorial, and that’s only natural. We have found that families want very much to convey the memory of their loved one but don’t know how to express these feelings on a memorial.

The Monument Shop can guide you through the process and help you understand some of the things to consider when selecting a memorial tribute. This always includes a discussion about the various qualities of granite, the size and shape of the memorial, the finish and texture, available colors, and of course, the cost of the memorial.

Whatever selection you make, you can be assured that The Monument Shop will produce your memorial at a fair price with excellent quality and workmanship. We are certain you would expect that of a company that has been serving Charleston families for many years.

Three Things to Remember When Selecting a Memorial
Choosing a memorial is one of the most personal and enduring decisions you or members of your family will ever make. To ensure you get a memorial that’s the right style and quality for you, there are some things to consider before you decide.

A memorial is a reflection of personal taste, but it is also the way you will be remembered for generations to come. It is the longest lasting investment anyone will ever make. There are three things you should consider when shopping for a memorial: timing, personalization and quality.

Timing: The best time to purchase a memorial is before you need it. This not only relieves anxiety from family members, but it also allows you to make a joint decision with your spouse about the kind of memorial that best suits your family. Pre-planning a memorial can also save you money, because you pay today’s prices for a memorial that in all likelihood will cost much more in the future.

Personalization: New stone cutting technology makes it possible to add custom designs to your memorial at a reasonable cost. With the sizes, colors and designs available, it’s easier than ever to make a memorial that captures your unique style. Granite artists can and have created everything from a realistic wildlife scene to a miniature grand piano carved from stone.

Quality: From a private family mausoleum to a simple granite marker, the quality of the materials and workmanship will decide the memorial’s final look and endurance. Make sure you work with a monument professional who offers guaranteed materials and a wide range of design capabilities.

The bottom line should be finding a memorial that fits your lifestyle. It is, after all, your legacy that will stand the test of time.

Cherish The Memories:

If someone close to you has recently died, it’s normal to feel his or her memory is slipping away. Grief can make you feel isolated, without hope, as though a bond has been broken forever. And while nothing can bring that special person back, a memorial can help you cherish the memories forever. Personalized memorials celebrate a life lived, and show the world how much you care.