How Do You Want Your Loved Ones to Remember You?

Posted by Daniel Lawrence on June, 2018

It’s never easy to watch a loved one move on from the physical world. Saying goodbye may seem like it isn’t enough and the grieving process can last for weeks, months, or even years after a family member or friend has passed on. One of the ways to make things a little easier for those who love you to move on is by giving them a unique way to remember you. This can be done with the help of elegant custom granite headstones, by planting a memorial garden, or even by a candlelight vigil.

Building a Memorial Garden

One of the most beautiful ways to offer a way for loved ones to remember you is through a memorial garden. Everyone who has ever known you will have a physical space they can visit and enjoy to think about past times with you. A memorial garden doesn’t have to stop at flowers, though. You could also incorporate note paper and painted rocks that visitors can place at the memorial. It’s a thoughtful way to give loved ones a place to grieve and honor who you are.

Candlelight Vigils

While it might seem like a small gesture, lighting candles can be a wonderful way for your friends and family to remember you. This is a timeless celebration that has been done for generations but has come into vogue again recently. You can organize a mass candle lighting with everyone who knows and loves you to provide a jolt of energy into the universe recognizing you and the life you have led. The excellent thing about this option is that the Internet makes it truly simple. Even if people are across the country, they can come together virtually at a certain time each year to light candles and share memories with you.

Custom Headstones

A more traditional option for being remembered is available through custom granite headstones. You can design these in tandem with an artist who will work through the details with you and provide exactly what you want. There are tons of options available regarding fonts, designs, and images for these headstones which will be enjoyed by your loved ones for countless years. This is a lasting memorial for a loved one and gives your own family and friends a way to feel connected with you even after you are gone.

At Etched Impressions, we have over 30 years of experience etching beautiful headstones and would be delighted to help you build the perfect design. You can reach us at 904-693-1720 to learn more about our services.