Choosing granite tombstone designs always begin with telling people a story about your loved one. The design helps you pay a fitting tribute to the person you just lost, and also helps with leaving a memory about that loved one for the future generations. You can always try designing your own tombstone and then getting it made by one of the tombstone carvers or designers. Customizing the tombstone requires a couple of pointers that you need to keep in mind.
Always remember that a granite tombstone is basically a personalized representation of the life of a loved one. Take a few minutes to remember and consider all the talents, achievements, and personality traits of the loved one who passed away. You can jot down some of these points, which help describe the individual, such as their motivations, hobbies, and passions. All these will help you define the person, which you can show through the granite tombstone designs.
At Tombco Gauteng, we sell the following granite tombstones:
Customize the Granite Tombstone design
There are certain things you will need to keep in mind while going in for granite tombstone designs. Using all those memories of your loved one, pick a color for the granite that best suits the dear one, who passed away. Granite stones come in various colors these days and tend to give a personalized feel to the tombstone. Choose from the varying sizes and thickness for the stone. Most of the stone carvers will keep a list of size and thickness samples on display, for you to choose from.
Once this is done, figure out if you want to put the picture of your loved one on the tombstone. Usually, stone carvers allow up to two pictures on the tombstone. However, names can be added in abundance. Then comes the part where you will need to select the perfect inscription. Granite gravestone designs come with varying lengths of inscriptions, which you can choose from to leave a message for your loved one. Ensure that you will choose the text wisely, along with the type of font you want on the tombstone.
The Final Process
While choosing the kind of text you want on the tombstone, ensure that it includes the dates, endearment, and epitaph, which describes your loved one and their life in a suitable fashion. The stone carvers usually tend to have a list of epitaphs and endearments, which can help you, come up with your own.
Ensure that you choose a perfect border or graphic position to make the design look elegant and lovely. Don’t forget to proofread the text you have given the carver as their duty is to just carve out the words without paying much heed to the meaning of the sentences.