Pre-Planning

 

More Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Headstone

More Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Headstone

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 […]

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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Why You Should Buy From a Monument Dealer

Why You Should Buy From a Monument Dealer

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 […]
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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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Pre-Need vs. At-Need Cemetery Monuments

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 […]
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How to Write Epitaphs for Cemetery Headstones

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 […]
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How to Choose between Cremation and Burial

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 […]
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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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How Do I Pre-Arrange My Cemetary Memorial?

How Do I Pre-Arrange My Cemetary 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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