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Winterizing Your Memorial

Should you consider the effects of different seasons on your memorial stone? Yes, and especially as the days grow shorter, the nights longer and the wind begins to cool. Winterizing your memorial should be considered every year. But how do you do that?

One of the first things I do each year is clean the drain hole in my vases.

Typically the drain hole is located on the side, in the area of the arrow on this picture.

 

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You may be wondering why you would ever need to clean this. If this hole gets clogged and you have rain that then fills the vase, upon freezing the vase can crack, or shatter.

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Purchasing a Memorial: Some Considerations

     For many people, purchasing a cemetery monument can be confusing. It’s a decision made often at a time when you are dealing with heavy grief at the loss of a loved one. It’s not something you had planned on having to purchase, most people don’t sit around considering the many options for a memorial. You may be overwhelmed by so many options, too many to make a decision. Materials: Bronze, Granite or Marble. Granite color. To paint or not to paint the lettering. Design options; Do you lean toward civic awards and hobbies as reminders of life, or a more religious theme. Stone size and style. This may seem like too much but you aren’t alone, we’re here to help you each step of the way. There are a lot of options that come into planning a memorial, and I hope this blog will help you navigate some of the issues you may be dealing with. To help you to make an informed decision about what you want we have compiled this short list of tips. Keep reading to see some of the things that will make your monument purchase less difficult. Read More→