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How to Choose a Cremation Urn

How to Choose a Cremation Urn

When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult finding the right cremation urn to honor their memory. Thankfully, a funeral urn company like Black Monument can help you find the perfect urn for cremation ashes. In this blog post, we will explain the steps to choosing an urn for your loved one. For […]
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Why You Should Pre-Plan Your Cemetery Memorial

Why You Should Pre-Plan Your Cemetery Memorial

While no one likes to think about their own death, pre-planning your funeral can be an empowering experience. When you buy a pre-need headstone, grave marker, or monument, you are making sure that your final wishes will be carried out while reducing some of the stress for surviving family members when they plan your funeral. […]
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Differences Between Cemetery Markers, Headstones, and Monuments

Differences Between Cemetery Markers, Headstones, and Monuments

Whether you are pre-planning your memorial or choosing a cemetery memorial for a loved one, we are here to help. Most of us don’t like to think about death, which is why it may be confusing to think about the differences between cemetery markers, headstones, and monuments. However, it’s important to think carefully about your […]
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How to Buy an Upright Headstone

How to Buy an Upright Headstone

After a loved one has passed away, it can be stressful trying to find the right cemetery headstone that will honor their memory. We understand that families feel emotional after the passing of a loved one, which is why we’re offering our guide for how to choose a headstone. A headstone can be meaningful and […]
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How Do I Pre-Arrange My Cemetery Memorial?

How Do I Pre-Arrange My Cemetery Memorial?

If you are pre-planning your funeral, you won’t want to skip the step of buying a cemetery memorial. Cemetery memorials come in all different sizes, shapes, colors, and designs so you can capture your life story in stone. In this blog post, the cemetery memorial experts at Black Monument will walk you through the steps […]
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Questions to Ask the Cemetery Before Buying a Memorial

Questions to Ask the Cemetery Before Buying a Memorial

Cemeteries have restrictions for what memorials they will allow. For this reason, it’s important to make sure that the upright headstone, grave marker, or cemetery monument you have in mind follows their regulations before making an expensive purchase. In this blog post, the cemetery memorial experts at Black Monument will go over the questions you […]
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Acknowledging Our Grief Anniversaries

Acknowledging Our Grief Anniversaries

Original blog by John Pavlovitz, March 11, 2016http://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/03/11/acknowledging-our-grief-anniversaries   I always struggle on sunny Saturday mornings. It was a brilliantly blue-skyed September Saturday two and a half years ago, when I bounded down the stairs on the way to the gym and noticed my phone vibrating on the hallway table. The caller ID told me that it […]
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Some Tips on Cleaning a Monument:

Monuments can become dirty or stained by air pollution, hard irrigation water, tree sap, birds or any number of other sources.  Properly cleaned, a monument will be truly a fine piece of memorial art. Some tips on cleaning a monument: Use lots of clean water.  It may take as much as 20 gallons to clean […]
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Losing the LOVE of MY LIFE

Living on without my one great love Posted on January 20, 2014 by Katie Ryan (Blog Writer, SevenPonds) This is Barbara’s story, as told by Katie Ryan… We were married twenty-nine years when my husband told me he wasn’t feeling well. I took him to the doctors but they said he’d be fine. It was […]