Headstones for graves are significant purchases. You want to choose monuments that honor your loved ones, and that will stand the test of time. Black Monument has been serving families in and around Grand Rapids since 1893. They are experts on headstones. Here are (9) valued suggestions for purchasing (and maintaining) grave markers, monuments and cemetery headstones. 1. Before Purchasing a Headstone – Visit the Cemetary Black Monument’s advice is to visit the cemetery where […]
The process of choosing a headstone for a loved one can be an intimidating one. There seem to be a thousand choices, and these choices need to be made in a short amount of time or during an emotional crisis in a lot of cases. That’s why the experienced staff at Michigan’s best headstone and […]
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. […]
Approximately 8 in 10 Americans shop online, according to the Pew Research Center. However, some items need to be bought in person in order to ensure quality materials and customer service. Buying a cemetery monument online is one of the worst mistakes you can make, especially if you spend thousands on something the cemetery won’t […]
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 […]
Planning your cemetery monument is just as important as writing a will. In their time of grief, loved ones will have a hard time trying to think what cemetery monument will be right for capturing your life story in stone. Many of our customers choose to pre-arrange their cemetery monuments so surviving family members have […]
A cemetery monument captures the essence and life story of the decedent. To accomplish this goal, we work closely with you to select the best materials and designs for what you have in mind. We understand that it can be difficult picking out the right cemetery monument while grieving, which is why we encourage families […]
An epitaph is a short inscription on a headstone that appears next to the decedent’s name, birth date, and death date. While it’s hard to describe an entire person’s life in a few words, an epitaph is a great way to honor your loved one’s memory. A company that makes headstones for graves can help […]
Whether you are pre-planning your cemetery memorial or making arrangements for a loved one who has passed away, you’ll need to choose between cremation and burial. While both have their pros and cons, your decision will have a lasting impact on how family members honor you or your loved one’s memory. Continue reading to learn […]
It’s difficult thinking what a loved one would want for their headstone in the middle of grieving. Fortunately, our team is ready to help you find the perfect cemetery headstone to honor your loved one’s memory. Continue reading to learn how to choose an upright headstone fit enough to carry a legacy. Get the Family […]
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