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.
In this blog post, the memorial monument contractors at Black Monument will go over the main reasons people buy and design their own cemetery memorials before death. For more information, we recommend contacting a cemetery memorial company near you.
Have Peace of Mind
Nothing gives you more peace of mind than knowing all your affairs are in order. However, a pre-need memorial can also give peace of mind to your loved ones. If you choose to design your own memorial, your family members will know for sure it’s what you would have wanted.
Working with grieving families has shown us that it’s easier for someone to make their own memorial arrangements when calm and at peace, rather than for a loved one to make arrangements while grieving. Give your loved ones the gift of planning ahead.
Carry Out Final Wishes
A memorial can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Designing a memorial that’s meaningful to you can be a great gift to loved ones who wish to honor your memory. An upright headstone dealer will be able to help you choose the most important details to tell your life story.
Many families choose to design memorials using details important to the deceased such as hobbies, education, military service, and religious beliefs. Common design elements also include flowers, hearts, crosses, plants, and portraits of the deceased.
When you buy your own memorial, you get to choose what details are most important to you. However, keep in mind that intricate designs cost more. There’s so much more to a memorial than just your name and dates of birth and death. Pre-planning your cemetery memorial is a way to tell your life story in stone.
According to Huffington Post, the average cost of your funeral will depend on your region and the funeral home responsible for preparing your body for the funeral service and burial. Buying a pre-need headstone, grave marker, or monument can help reduce the financial burden on your family so they have less stress during their time of grief. When you plan ahead, you’ll also have more time to compare prices and options.
Relieve Emotional Burden on Loved Ones
It might be hard for loved ones to remember your final wishes when they are grieving and busy making funeral arrangements. Out of compassion for surviving family members, many people decide to pre-plan as much of their funeral as possible, which includes the memorial.Black Monument is a Grand Rapids cemetery memorial company dedicated to helping families honor loved ones with upright headstones and other types of memorials. If you are interested in buying a pre-need headstone, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable staff at (616) 452-7802.