Nobody likes to consider, think, or talk about death mostly because of the grief and pain that comes with it. Most people would rather tuck that thought far away and only consider death in hindsight. However, even though the death of a loved one is a harrowing and personal affair, we all crave to give our loved ones a farewell that is a reflection of our love. It is for this reason that you should consider hiring a funeral planner during the trying times to help you organize and plan the memorial and funeral service of your loved one.
Stone cemetery monuments have been used for hundreds of years to mark the final resting places of lost loved ones. They haven't really changed a great deal in all that time because the name of the person, the dates they were alive and a few meaningful words is about as perfect a formula as you can get.
One popular recent innovation, however, is the addition of a photograph. Not everyone chooses to have a photo on their loved one's headstone, but it's becoming increasingly common as an extra way to make the monument personal and unique.